Congratulations to Katrina Dernelley for winning the 2020 Ken Inglis Prize for her paper, “’A Hideous Stigma on the Character of the Colony’: Gender, Class and Cruelty in the Goldfields Home”. In the absence of the AHA conference this year the prize was awarded to the best paper submitted by a postgraduate student intending to present at the 2020 conference. Congratulations also to joint runners-up Michelle Staff and Jessica Urwin.
Congratulations to Catriona Fisk for winning the 2018-19 Mary Bennett Prize for Women’s History for her paper ‘Looking for Maternity: Dress Collections and Embodied Knowledge’, published in Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture, Volume 23, Issue 3 (2019), 401-439. Congratulations also to those highly commended, Alexandra Dellios and Isobelle Barrett Meyering.
Congratulations to Brett Goodin for the publication of From Captives to Consults: Three Sailors in Barbary and Their Self-Making Across the Early American Republic, 1770-1840 (John Hopkins University, 2020). This collective biography of American captives in Barbary sifts through their highly curated writings to reveal how ordinary individuals in extraordinary circumstances could manoeuvre through and contribute to nation building in early America, all the while advancing their own interests.
Congratulations to Chris Wallace for the publication of How to Win an Election (NewSouth Books, 2020). This book argues Labor’s surprise loss in 2019, like the Liberal and National parties’ defeat in the so-called ‘unloseable’ 1993 election, showed how careful attention to basic political craft can yield big dividends – and how inattention to it can turn apparently certain favourites into losers.