Professor Melanie Oppenheimer in the 2022 Presidential Address at the Deakin annual conference was excited to officially launch the AHA’s new Public Fund. This exciting new initiative aims to support AHA members through several fellowships and awards. We have had a pleasing response so far and thank those who have generously contributed to this important Fund. Please consider donating! No contribution is too small, with all donations above $2 tax deductible. A number of awards and prizes made possible by donations to the AHA Public Fund will be offered in 2023. Full details will be available shortly.
At the launch of the Public Fund, two generous donations to establish named prizes were announced. The AHA would like to again acknowledge the donors, Professor Marilyn Lake and Seumas Spark and Jay Winter to establish the Marilyn Lake Prize for best book in Australian transnational history and the Ken and Amirah Inglis AHA Conference Grants.
Marilyn Lake Prize for best book in Australian transnational history
This prize has been established with an incredibly generous donation from Professor Marilyn Lake. The biennial prize of $2000 will be awarded by the Australian Historical Association for the best book in Australian transnational history. It will be awarded to a book whose transnational methodology and original scholarship – including preferably research undertaken in overseas archives – open new perspectives on and generate new knowledge about Australian history in any of its phases. Full details of the prize conditions and 2023 Prize application process will be available shortly.
Ken and Amirah Inglis AHA Conference Grants
This prize has been established through a generous donation from Seumas Spark and Jay Winter to honour the legacy of Ken and Amirah Inglis. The Grants will support one post-graduate and one early career researcher with $1000 each to attend the AHA annual conference. Full details of the grant conditions and 2023 application process will be available shortly.