Awards and Prizes

The Australian Historical Association awards two prizes specifically aimed at assisting Early Career Researchers in history.

Allan Martin Award

The Allan Martin Award is a research fellowship intended to assist early-career historians further their research in Australian history.

The Award commemorates the contribution to Australian History of A. W. Martin (1926-2002), in particular his interest in and encouragement of students and younger colleagues over a lifetime of teaching and research. Allan Martin was a graduate of the University of Sydney and the Australian National University (ANU). He was a member of history departments at the Universities of Melbourne, Adelaide and the ANU, and at La Trobe University he was Foundation Professor of History (1966–73) and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities (1970 and 1971). In addition to many articles, chapters, and conference papers he wrote biographies of Henry Parkes and Robert Menzies.

For further information visit http://www.theaha.org.au/awards-and-prizes/the-allan-martin-award/

W.K. Hancock Prize

The biennial W.K. Hancock Prize recognises and encourages an Australian scholar who has recently published a first scholarly book in any field of history.

The W.K. Hancock Prize was instituted in 1987 by the Australian Historical Association, to honour the contribution to the study and writing of history in Australia by Sir Keith Hancock. Since his death in 1988, it has served to commemorate his life and achievements.

The next W.K. Hancock prize will be made in July 2018 for a work published in 2016 or 2017. Applications close 31 January 2018.

For further information visit http://www.theaha.org.au/awards-and-prizes/w-k-hancock-prize/