AHA PRIZES AND AWARDS
The following prizes and awards are announced at AHA Biennial National Conferences:
MEDAL FOR BIOGRAPHY 2005
INAUGURAL MAGAREY MEDAL FOR BIOGRAPHY 2005
Isabel Flick and Heather Goodall. Isabel Flick: The Many Lives of an Extraordinary Aboriginal Woman. Crows Nest, NSW. Allen & Unwin 2004.
The following books were also shortlisted:
Margaret Somerville. Wildflowering: The Life and Places of Kathleen McArthur. St Lucia, Qld: University of Queensland Press, 2004.
Anne Whitehead. Bluestocking in Patagonia: Mary Gilmore's Quest for Love and Utopia at the World's End. Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 2003; London: Profile Books, 2004 paperback.
SERLE AWARD 2005
Congratulations to Bartolo Ziino, University of Melbourne, for being awarded the Serle Award for 2005 for his thesis "A distant grief: Australians, War Graves and the Great War" (University of Melbourne, PhD 2003)
Catherine Mary Gilchrist was commended for her thesis "Male Convict
Sexuality in the Penal Colonies of Australia 1820-1850". (Univeristy
of Sydney, PhD 2004)
In his entry in the Oxford Companion to Australian History Stuart Macintyre bewailed the absence in historical journals of the tryly well-written article - a literary form, as he put it, 'at once more truly concentrated than a monograph and yet more flexible, lighter on its feet and able to range more widely'.
Jill Roe cited Macintyre's elegant description in her address launching the first issue of History Australia, and she donated $100 towards a biennial Editor's Prize for the best written article published in the journal. About a score of historians have since followed her example.Historians committed to good historical writing are urged to support this award with contributions proportionate to their means. Please send a cheque made out to the Australian Historical Association to
All contributions will be noted in History Australia as evidence of the good taste and fine historical sensibility of their donors.
Congratulations to Winners of AHA Prizes and Award presented at the 12th Biennial National Conference at Newcastle, 5-9 July 2004:
AHA Life Membership Award 2004:
AHA Special Award:
Inaugural Allan Martin Award 2004:
Inaugural Kay Daniels Award 2004:
W.K. Hancock Prize 2004: [SHARED PRIZE]
Highly commended entries in the W.K. Hancock Prize
The Australian Historical Association offers the following prizes and awards:
• Magarey Medal for Biography 2006($10,000 in first year)
Most generously donated by Adjunct Professor Susan Magarey, the Magarey Medal for Biography is a prize of $10,000 in the first year and thereafter indexed to inflation. The Medal is awarded to the female person who has published the work judged to be the best biographical writing on an Australian subject. The awarding of the prize is administered and judged by a panel established by the Australian Historical Association and the Association for the Study of Australian Literature. Consisting of a cash award and a medal, it is normally presented biennially for a book published in the two years preceding the year of the award. It will, however, be presented in both 2005 and 2006 and once every two years thereafter. This means that the 2006 Medal will be for a book published in the preceding year.
Nominations are now invited for the inaugural Medal, in 2006:
Nominations may be made either by the author or, with the nominee's permission, by the book's publishers or by any member of the Australian Historical Association or the Association for theStudy of Australian Literature. Entries must be accompanied by a letter of nomination, giving author's full name and postal address (where applicable, institutional address preferred).
A panel of three judges nominated after consultation between the Association for the Study of Australian Literature and the Australian Historical Association will choose the winner. The Award will be announced at the Australian Historical Association and Association for the Study of Australian Literature conferences in mid-2005. If two winners are chosen, the cash prize will be shared between them.
Nominations should be sent by 28 February 2006, with three
copies of the nominated book, to: The Secretariat, Australian Historical
Association, Department of Modern History, Macquarie University, Sydney,
• The Serle Award 2007 ($2500)
The Australian Historical Association has constituted the Serle Award as a biennial prize to commemorate the contribution to Australian History of Geoffrey Serle (1922-1998). The Award has been established through the generosity of Mrs Jessie Serle. It takes the form of a $2500 publishing subsidy for the best postgraduate thesis in Australian History completed and examined during the previous two-year period.
Deadline for entries 28 February 2007
Application form [Download
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!The Allan Martin Award ($4000)
The Award commemorates the contribution to Australian History of A.W. Martin (1926-2002), in particular his interest in and encouragement of students and younger colleagues over a lifetime of teaching and research.
The Award is available biennially for a sum of up to $4000. Academic historians, public historians, and historians working independently are invited to apply. The Award will be administered jointly by The Australian National University and The Australian Historical Association.
The Allan Martin Award is intended to assist early-career historians further their research in Australian History, particularly to achieve publication which will make a significant contribution to the field. All forms of intended publication will be considered, e.g. a monograph, a series of academic articles, an exhibition or a documentary film, or some mix of these.
For full details and application form [SEE
• The W. K. Hancock Prize 2006 ($2000)
The W.K. Hancock Prize was instituted in 1987 by the Australian Historical Association, to honour the contribution to the study and writing of history in Australia by Sir Keith Hancock. Since his death in 1988, it has served to commemorate his life and achievements
The W. K. Hancock Prize is intended to give recognition and encouragement to an Australian scholar who has recently published a first book in any field of history. Consisting of a cash award and a citation, it is awarded biennially for a first book published in the two years preceding the year of the award.
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• Kay Daniels Award 2006
This award was established to honour the life and work of Dr
NEW PRIZE (*see joint winners
The AHA is pleased to announce the inaugural Blackwell AHA Prize for
This from Blackwells: "Based in Melbourne, Blackwell Publishing
We are proud to support the AHA Conference and to sponsor the Best
As delegates attending this year¹s AHA conference, we are also very
Please note this offer is open to postgraduates only.
*INAUGURAL BLACKWELL PRIZE WINNERS
The inaugural Blackwell Prize winners for the best AHA postgraduate paper
The prize was jointly awarded to:
Melissa Bellanta (University of Sydney) - 'Raiders of the Lost
Congratulations! And thanks to the judges - Lyndall Ryan, John McQuilton and Penny Russell.
• Ernest Scott History Prize 2006
The Ernest Scott History Prize is awarded annualy by Melbourne University to work based upon original research, which is, in the opinion of the examiners, the most distinguished contribution to the history of Australia or New Zealand or to the history of colonisation published in the calendar year prior to the first day of January of the year in which it is to be awarded.
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• Ernest Scott History Prize Winners
2004 - Winner Judith Brett for her
book Australian Liberals and the
2005 - Alan Atkinson for his book The Europeans in Australia. A
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