Charlotte Badger MA Scholarship in History

Support a talented student to complete a Master's degree in History.

Professor Charlotte Macdonald stands with crossed arms beside the sculpture

This scholarship was established in 2023 to mark Professor Charlotte Macdonald’s career in History at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington (1989–2023) and her commitment to postgraduate research work in History at the University.

Charlotte Badger (c.1778–1850) was a burglar, convict, mother, pirate, and adventurer. Her life and reinvention as an intriguing historical subject spans Charlotte Macdonald's interests in the history of women, gender, and empire and demonstrates the power of historical research and imagining.

"History never stands still. New questions, new approaches and new discussions constantly prompt the pursuit of new knowledge. The excitement of research is always there, and it is that which continues to drive my own interest and what I would like to pass on to future students."
Charlotte Macdonald, Professor of History

Our postgraduate History programme combines a vibrant research culture with access to the best research archives in New Zealand. History postgraduate students develop many marketable skills and are highly sought after for a wide range of careers in government and the private sector. Each year our budding historians organise the New Historians' Conference, the only history postgraduate conference in New Zealand.

Your gift towards the Charlotte Badger MA Scholarship in History will make a significant difference to a student’s ability to undertake further study. As well as the essential financial support, a scholarship shows students that someone believes in their potential and gives them the motivation to continue with their studies.

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Senior Development Manager, FHSSE · Wellington Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences & Education
· Development Office