The Australian Historical Association is delighted to announce the winners of its 2018 prizes and awards. Winners were announced on Thursday 5 July 2016, at the AHA Annual Conference dinner in Canberra.
(Click on links to read judges’ citations.)
The Jill Roe Prizeis awarded annually for the best unpublished article-length work of historical research in any area of historical enquiry, produced by a postgraduate student enrolled for a History degree at an Australian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 Alexandra Roginski, ‘Talking Heads on a Murray River Mission’
The Serle Award is given biennially to the best postgraduate thesis in Australian History awarded during the previous two years.
- The winner is Anne Rees, ‘Travelling to Tomorrow: Australian Women in the United States, 1910–1960’
- The judges commended Steven Anderson, ‘Death of a Spectacle: The Transition from Public to Private Executions in Colonial Australia’
The Allan Martin Award is a research fellowship to assist early career historians further their research in Australian history.
- The winner is Peter Hobbins ‘An Intimate Pandemic: Fostering Community Histories of the 1918–19 Influenza Pandemic Centenary’.
The Kay Daniels Award recognises outstanding original research with a bearing on Australian convict history and heritage including in its international context, published in 2016 or 2017.
- The winner is Joan Kavanagh and Dianne Snowden, Van Diemen’s Women: A History of Transportation to Tasmania (The History Press Ltd)
The W.K. Hancock Prize recognises and encourages an Australian scholar who has published a first book in any field of history in 2014 or 2015.
- The winner is Miranda Johnson, The Land Is Our History: Indigeneity, Law, and the Settler State (Oxford University Press)
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). This year’s winner was announced by the ASAL on Tuesday 3 July 2018.
- The winner is Alexis Wright, Tracker (Giramondo)