Theatre leader welcomed to academy

Emeritus Professor Julie Holledge was formally welcomed to the Australian Academy of the Humanities at the annual Fellows’ dinner in Sydney on November 16, 2018 following her election to the institute last year.

Former director of the Drama Centre at Flinders University, Emeritus Professor Holledge’s recent accolade adds to an impressive list of achievements including her instrumental role in exporting the online database AusStage to Norway to create IbsenStage – a performance database that holds records of 20,000 global productions of the plays of Henrik Ibsen.

Author of three books and many chapters, articles and governments reports, Emeritus Professor Holledge is known for many achievements including pioneering research into feminist theatre historiography and suffrage theatre.

She has been the chief investigator on projects funded by the Norwegian and Korean research councils and has received funding for her theatre practice through national and international bodies including the Arts Council of Great Britain, Arts South Australia, the Australia Council, Community Aid Abroad, the Japan Foundation, the Australia-Korea Foundation and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Commencing her career as an actor and director in the British alternative theatre movement, Emeritus Professor Holledge has reached the heights of a career in both academia and industry and is recognised internationally for her extensive contributions to the arts.

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