The British Academy has appointed its 1000th Postdoctoral Fellow. Starting this Autumn, Dr Peter Kilroy will spend the next three years working at the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies at King's College London researching the proliferation of documentary films by or about Australia's 'other' indigenous minority, Torres Strait Islanders, after the Australian bicentenary of 1988.
The scheme began in 1986 and over 70% of past award-holders are now in established academic posts, including over 150 Professors, and more than 80% continue to pursue academic research. The latest round of 45 new fellowships span research topics from exploring the Arab Spring to child development, and from humanitarianism to the history of the English Book.
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