Marilyn Lake Prize

The Marilyn Lake Prize for best book in Australian Transnational History is a new prize made possible by a generous donation from Professor Marilyn Lake.

This biennial prize of $2000 will be awarded by the Australian Historical Association for the best book in Australian transnational history. The prize 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.  

The inaugural prize will be awarded in 2023 for a book published in 2021-2022. Further details will be available shortly.

Terms and conditions

The Prize of $2,000 and citation will be awarded biennially at the AHA Conference. If two winners are chosen, the cash prize will be shared between them.


Details to be released soon.


An intention to submit should be emailed prior to the application deadline, to

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.

Full entries must include three copies of the book and be accompanied by a completed application form, giving author’s full name and postal address..

Selection process

A panel of three judges will be appointed by the AHA Executive Committee. The decision of the panel will be final.