Submissions close for the History Council of NSW’s 2018 awards and prizes on 31 March 2018. Students and history professionals are invited to nominate their work for their chance to be a part of the annual awards program, totalling $6,500.
Aboriginal History Prize – Encourages students and other beginning historians (up to post-doctoral career) in the writing of Australian Aboriginal history, including Torres Strait Islander history, from original sources. The winner will receive a $1,000 prize.
Deen De Bortoli Award for Applied History – Generously funded by the De Bortoli family, the purpose of the award is to encourage historians writing Australian political, social, cultural and environmental history to approach their subjects in ways that use the past to inform contemporary concerns and issues. The winner will receive a citation and a prize of $5,000.
Max Kelly Medal – The Max Kelly Medal plus a prize of $500, generously donated by Geoffrey Jones, is awarded annually to a ‘beginning’ historian for a work of excellence in any aspect of Australian history.
Winners will be announced at the Annual History Lecture on 4 September during History Week. This year’s lecture ‘Warnings from the grave: Death, glory and memory in Australian cemeteries‘ will be presented by Dr Lisa Murray. You can book your seat to this great event online now here.