Ann Curthoys Prize

The Ann Curthoys Prize is awarded for the best unpublished article-length work by an Early Career Researcher (within 5 years of PhD graduation) in any one or combination of the following fields in which Ann has published: 

  • Australian history
  • feminist history
  • Indigenous history
  • transnational/comparative/colonial history
  • history and theory

The Prize honours the varied work and dedicated service to the historical profession of Professor Ann Curthoys; it is generously funded by Ann and Macquarie University, where Ann completed her PhD.

Applications will open in January. The Prize will be awarded in July 2021.

Terms and Conditions:

The winner will be awarded:

  • $750 in prize money
  • A citation, presented annually at the AHA national conference.

In addition to the Prize the winning entry will be considered for publication in History Australia – the journal of the Australian Historical Association.


At the time of submission, the article must not be under review by any journal other than History Australia.

Applicants must be members of the AHA at the time of submission.

Applicants must by an Early Career Researcher (within 5 years of graduation at the closing date for submissions).

In light of Covid-19 disruptions, PhD students who have passed their degrees but whose graduations have been delayed are eligible to apply in 2020.


Submissions should be 8,000-10,000 including references and abstract. They should be double-spaced and anonymous.

Applicants are required to provide:

  • A digital copy of their work
  • A completed entry form that contains a statement from the author confirming the originality of the work and their eligibility

Applications and queries should be emailed to the Editorial Assistant of History Australia:

Applications will open in January 2021.

Selection Process:

The judges will include one editor from History Australia and one member of the editorial board. Their decision will be final.

Previous Winners