2020 is a big year for AHA prizes, with the full suite of biennial prizes and annual prizes on offer. All are now open. For full terms and conditions for each prize, consult the AHA website.
The Kay Daniels Award is a biennial prize recognising outstanding original research with a bearing on Australian convict history and heritage including in its international context. In accordance with Kay Daniels’ values, it is to be an international award. Applications close 31 January 2020.
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. The 2020 Medal will be awarded for a book published in 2018 or 2019. Applications close 31 January 2020.
The Serle Award is given to the best postgraduate thesis in Australian history. The 2020 Award will be granted for a thesis passed in the period 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2019. Applications close 31 January 2018.
The WK Hancock Prize recognises and encourages an Australian scholar who has recently published a first scholarly book in any field of history. 2020 Prizes will be awarded for a work published in 2018 or 2019. Applications close 31 January 2018.