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The impact of convicts on Australian democracy

Primary supervisor

Jon McCormack


Research area


A Practice PhD Scholarship in a Multimedia Digital History Project: Using Virtual and Augmented Reality to engage audiences in the impact of convicts on Australian democracy.

Monash University Arts Graduate Research is funding an inter-disciplinary Practice/Exegesis PhD scholarship to investigate how virtual and augmented reality and enhanced data visualizations can be used to understand the impact of transported convicts on Australian democracy. The research will form part of an ARC funded research project and will contribute to specific components of the project, notably a travelling digital exhibition, an online transmedia hub delivering content to a variety of display devices, and educational resources.

Note that this PhD scholarship project is funded by the Faculty of Arts, but the successful candidate will be based in SensiLab.

Required knowledge

This is a practice-based PhD, so the candidate must have an established creative practice in a related area (e.g. visualisation, VR/AR or virtual heritage). 

Project funding

Project based scholarship

Learn more about minimum entry requirements.