Indigenous Languages Residency 12 – 16 June 2017

Expressions of Interest are now open for the 2017 Indigenous Languages Residencies.

As part of its Indigenous Languages Strategy, the State Library of Queensland is hosting an Indigenous Languages Residency at the State Library in Brisbane from 12- 16 June 2017. The Indigenous Languages Residency is valued up to $5,000 to cover travel and accommodationcosts associated with the Residency.

2016 Indigenous Languages Residents.

The successful applicant/s will utilise State Library’s collections to undertake an intensive research activity into their community language/s. This Residency is particularly aimed at community members or language workers who are currently involved in language activity and wish to focus on a particular aspect of their language work. This is the fifth year a Language Residency has been offered at SLQ and will be a unique opportunity to source language reference materials from some unusual materials and items within State Library collections.

During the week-long Residency the successful applicant/s will be undertaking research into their nominated language/s using materials in State Library’s collections. In the application, individuals need to outline their research activity and how they will be spending their research time at the State Library. State Library has a range of materials that contain language content from across Queensland and we invite community members, language workers and other interested persons to express their interest in the Languages Residency. In previous years, researchers have looked at historical materials to gain an insight into how the language was spoken and recorded. Additional research has explored the range of languages and dialects in particular areas and identification of ‘shared or borrowed’ words.

Further details on the Indigenous Languages Residency, including application forms can be obtained from

Rose Warsow or Chrissi Theodosiou at the State Library in Brisbane.

Rose Warsow

Indigenous Languages, Project Officer, State Library of Queensland