Development volunteering programs and the cultural history of foreign aid

    Project: Research

    Project Description

    This project examines the cultural history of foreign aid through the study of development volunteering programs
    in Australia, Britain and the United States during the 1950s and 1960s. By examining programs that attracted the
    public's attention to foreign aid policy, it seeks to ascertain how mainstream ideas about development and the
    Third World developed and to trace the political impact of popular opinion on the foreign aid system. It is
    anticipated that this project will extend emerging scholarship on the cultural history of international affairs and
    expand our understanding of Australian perceptions of Asia.
    StatusActive
    Effective start/end date23/03/1631/01/20

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD283,536.00
    • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD82,744.00