DR Heather Dalton

DR Heather Dalton




  • Heather Dalton is an ARC Early Career Research Fellow in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne. Since her PhD was awarded in 2008, Heather has been associated with the Universities of Melbourne and Sheffield, and is a member of The Cabot Project at the University of Bristol. The primary focus of her research is merchant networks in the fifteenth and sixteenth century Atlantic.

    Cabot Project, University of Bristol at: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/history/research/cabot/
    Keble College, Oxford, 2013 at: http://www.keble.community.librios.com/?id=1103
    Sulphur-crested Cockatoo in Renaissance Painting at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/rest.12042/abstract   


Selected publications



Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2008

Awards and honors

  • ANZAMEMS' inaugural Philippa Maddern ECR Publication Prize, 2017
  • Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (UK), 2016
  • Keble Advanced Studies Centre, Kevle College, Oxford. 2 month residence as research visitor collaborating with Dr Ian Archer (Michaelmas Term)., 2013
  • Project: Creating the Atlantic World: transnational relationships and family ties in trading networks and voyages of discovery, 14801580, Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA), May 2014-May 2017., 2013
  • Associate Investigator grant to fund 2012 project, Australian Research Council Centre for the History of Emotions, 2011
  • For 2011, 2012, 2013 research in UK and Spain, Bauta Funding (Canada) to The Cabot Project, 2011
  • For archival research in Seville 2010, Harvard University International Seminar on the History of the Atlantic World, 2010
  • To work at University of Bristol on Cabot Project 2010, Australian Academy of the Humanities International Research Fellowship, 2010
  • Grant for research collaboration in UK on maritime merchants, Australian Research Council Network for Early European Research, 2008
  • Melbourne Abroad Postgraduate Traveling Scholarship, University of Melbourne, 2005
  • Postgraduate Overseas Research Experience Scholarship, University of Melbourne, 2004
  • Australian Postgraduate Award four-year scholarship, Australian Government, 2003


Available for supervision

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