In 2003, ANZAMEMS established a bursary to honour the life and work of Dr Kim Walker, lecturer in English (with specialties in renaissance studies and Shakespeare) at Victoria University of Wellington. Dr Walker is remembered as a generous colleague, for her papers at various ANZAMEMS conferences, as a reviewer for Parergon, and in particular as the convenor of the Wellington ANZAMEMS conference in 1998, and as ANZAMEMS Vice President (New Zealand). Kim Walker’s obituary, written by Judith Dale, is published in Parergon (19.2 July 2002), pp. 1-3.
One of the conference bursary applicants will be selected for the Kim Walker Travel Bursary, currently set at AUD$500.
The bursary will be partially funded by donations to the Postgraduate Travel Fund.
Entry for the 2024 Kim Walker Travel Bursary is now open and closes on Sunday 15 October 2023 (AWST).