The Australian Historical Association was delighted to announce the winners of its 2020 annual and biennial prizes and awards on Thursday 2 July 2020 at the AHA Annual General Meeting.
(Click on links to read judges’ citations.)
The Jill Roe Prize is awarded annually for the best unpublished article-length work of historical research in any area of historical enquiry, produced by a postgraduate student enrolled for a History degree at an Australian university.
- The winner is Karen Twigg, ‘Dust, dryness and departure: constructions of masculinity and femininity during the WW11 drought‘
- Highly commended: Lauren Samuelsson, ‘From Nutrition to Glamour: The Australian Women’s Weekly cookery editors, 1930s-1970s.‘
The Allan Martin Award is a research fellowship to assist early career historians further their research in Australian history.
- The joint winners are Alexandra Dellios, ‘Remembering Migrant Protest and Activism: the Migrant Rights Movement in pre-Multicultural Australia‘ and Mike Jones, ‘Culture, common law, and science: representing deep human history in Australian museums‘
The Ann Curthoys Prize is awarded for the best unpublished article-length work by an Early Career Researcher in any one or combination of the fields in which Ann has published
- The winner is Laura Rademaker, ‘A history of Deep Time: Indigenous knowledges and deep pasts in settler-colonial presents’
- Highly commended: Mike Jones, ‘The Temple of History: historians and the sacralisation of archival work
The Marian Quartly Prize is for the best article published in the AHA’s journal History Australia in a calendar year.
- The winner for 2019 is Jeremey Martins, ‘The The Mrs Freer case revisited: marriage, morality and the state in interwar Australia,’ History Australia 16.3 (2019)
The Serle Award is given biennially to the best postgraduate thesis in Australian History awarded during the previous two years.
- The winner is Annemarie McLaren, ‘Negotiating Entanglement: Reading Aboriginal- Colonial Exchanges in Early New South Wales, 1788 – 1835’.
- Commended Mia Martin Hobbs, ‘Nostalgia and the Warzone Home: American and Australian veterans return to Việt Nam, 1981-2016’.
The Kay Daniels Award recognises outstanding original research with a bearing on Australian convict history and heritage including in its international context, published in 2018 or 2019.
- The winner is Hilary M. Carey, Empire of Hell. Religion and the Campaign to End Convict Transportation in the British Empire, 1788-1875
The Magarey Medal for Biography is awarded biennially to the female person who has published the work judged to be the best biographical writing on an Australian subject. It is jointly administered by the Australian Historical Association and the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (ASAL).
- The winner is Helen Ennis, Olive Cotton. A Life in Photography
The W.K. Hancock Prize recognises and encourages an Australian scholar who has published a first book in any field of history in 2018 or 2019.
- The winner is Laura Rademaker, Found in Translation: Many Meanings on a North Australian Mission