Philanthropic support for history

A significant gift of $10 million for the Arts and Humanities from Jane Hansen and Paul Little, AO, was announced on 23 November with the launch of The Little Foundation. The gift is being made to the University of Melbourne to establish The Hansen Trust, an ambitious project to foster the teaching of history and encourage deeper student engagement with the subject.

The Trust will fund The Hansen Chair in History in perpetuity, three Hansen Lectureships for a period of five years, an annual Hansen PhD Scholarship and, in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts, a Senior Lectureship in History.

University of Melbourne media release.