Kalman Award for International Heritage Studies Past Recipients
Congratulations to all our recipients of the Kalman Award for International Heritage Studies, an award for students looking to participate in a heritage studies learning activity abroad.
Alicia Ward is a graduate student at the University of Victoria in the Department of Germanic and Slavic studies. Alicia’s primary area of study is Slavic studies, with a focus on Ukrainian and Russian cultural studies. Funds from the Kalman Award for International Heritage Studies will be used for the 2023 European memory tour in Germany, Poland, Hungary, Austria and Italy.
Participants on the tour will visit sites of memory including former concentration and death camps, museums, and memorials, while engaging with scholars and activists in the community. This research trip is invaluable to Alicia’s graduate studies, which focuses on sites of memory and Holocaust memorials in Ukraine. Participating in the European memory tour would not be possible without the support of the donors generosity and she is grateful to be named this year’s recipient. Alicia hopes to further develop her understanding of sites of memory and prepare her for future work in Ukrainian memorial projects.
ÍY SȻÁĆEL. Pia Russell is a doctoral student in the Department of History at UVic. Pia is also a librarian within Special Collections and University Archives at UVic Libraries where she curates the British Columbia Historical Textbooks Collection. A 2019 graduate of UVic’s Master of Arts in Public History program offered jointly through Continuing Studies’ Cultural Resource Management program and the Department of History, Pia is passionate about the educational responsibilities cultural institutions have for transformative heritage engagement, particularly to youth audiences. With over twenty years of professional experience in galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (the ‘GLAM’ sector), her scholarship emphasizes decolonizing, anti-racist, feminist, and inclusive approaches towards studies involving the history of the book, childhood, and education.
The Kalman Award for International Heritage Studies will enable Pia to complete a research trip studying historical textbook collections at various European research institutions throughout the summer of 2023. In particular, the Kalman Award will support her participation in a Georg Eckert Institute Fellowship at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Media in Braunschweig, Germany. Pia is sincerely grateful to the Kalman family for championing her scholarly endeavours towards the public engagement of heritage. HÍ,SW̱ḴE SIÁM.
Mira Engelbrecht is a fourth year History Major in the Honours program at the University of Victoria where she is also completing her Minor in Germanic Studies. Mira’s primary area of study is European history, with a focus on German history. Mira will be using the Kalman Award for International Heritage Studies to attend a 6-week intensive language and culture immersion school run by Saint Mary’s University in Kassel, Germany in the summer of 2022. Through in-class participation, assignments, presentations and immersion in German language and culture, Mira hopes to further develop her intercultural understanding and prepare herself for further studies in the area of Public History.
Janice Niemann is a fourth-year PhD candidate in the Department of English. Janice will be using the Kalman Award for International Heritage Studies for a research trip this summer to visit the British library, Cuckfield Park, and the Attingham Summer School, where participants spend two and a half weeks visiting historically significant British country houses, exploring their grounds, and attending lectures on their conservation, archives, grounds, and history. This research trip is invaluable to Janice’s doctoral research which focuses on garden spaces as sites of deviance or transgression in nineteenth-century British novels. This opportunity would not be possible without the support of the Kalman Award for International Heritage Studies. She is grateful for the donors’ generosity and honoured to be named this year’s recipient.
Maria Buhne is a graduate student at the University of Victoria in the Department of Art History and Visual Studies. Funds from the Kalman Award for International Heritage Studies will be used to support her research in the UK at Hilltop Cottage house museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the British Museum in 2019. Learning directly from the success of the UK National Trust in preserving national historical and heritage sites, Maria hopes to make a positive impact on the safeguarding of Canadian cultural heritage as critical sites of education and cultural understanding.
For information about awards available to Cultural Resource Management participants please see the Awards, scholarships, and bursaries page.
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