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South Australian History Awards

Beginning in 2012 the History Council of SA began recognising South Australian Historians through four awards.  The awards recognise individuals for outstanding research and scholarship and acknowledge their broader contribution through teaching, leadership, mentoring and community involvement. 

Congratulations to the 2018 Historian of the Year Award winners:

Historian of the Year: Romain Fathi
Lifelong Historian: Vivienne Szekeres
Joint winners of the Emerging Historian Award: Steven Anderson, and the AdeLOL team, Dan Schmidt and Tom Stewart
Regional Historian: Judy Murdoch

Congratulations to our 2017 Historian of the Year award winners. See some images of the occasion.  

To find out more about the 2017 successful nominations see press release

To find out more about the 2016 successful nominations see press release

To find out more about the 2015 successful nominations see press release

To find out more about the 2014 successful nominations  see press release

The four awards are:

Life Long Historian
This award honours outstanding and sustained achievements in one or more of the following areas: history teaching, historical research and scholarship, writing or presentation on historical topics, raising community awareness of history and heritage, and strengthening the community profile of history. It is made to persons usually resident in SA.

Emerging Historian
This award recognizes outstanding achievements in one or more of the following areas: history teaching, historical research and scholarship, writing or presentation on historical topics, raising community awareness of history and heritage, and strengthening the community profile of history. It is made to persons usually resident in SA who have been involved in history or heritage activities for 10 years or less.

Historian of the Year
This award honours outstanding achievements in one or more of the following areas: history teaching, historical research and scholarship, writing or presentation on historical topics, raising community awareness of history and heritage, and strengthening the community profile of history. It is made to persons usually resident in SA.

Regional Historian
This award honours outstanding achievements regarding regional* history in one or more of the following areas: history teaching, historical research and scholarship, writing or presentation on historical topics, raising community awareness of history and heritage, and strengthening the community profile of history. It is made to persons usually resident in SA. *Regional history encompasses everywhere outside of metropolitan Adelaide as defined by the Metropolitan Adelaide Boundary (Development Act 1993). For a map of the metropolitan boundary visit the Data SA website

Further information: The award winners will be decided on the basis of nominations submitted by the closing date. The judges will be appointed by the Executive of the HCSA after nominations have closed; the judges' decision will be final. Nominees may be moved into different award categories at the judges’ discretion. Persons who have been nominated for an award in previous years are eligible for re-nomination.
 

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WAKEFIELD PRESS HISTORY ESSAY PRIZE

The essay may be written by a student, historian, amateur historian or academic. 

The word length should be between 2,000 and 10,000 words inclusive of footnotes.

We accept previously published work and ask that the entry is submitted as a Word document, and not as a photocopy of a journal article so that anonymity is maintained.

The judges will assess entries according to the originality of their contributions to South Australian history and the quality of their writing and research.

The prize consists of a certificate and a generous book voucher from Wakefield Press.  It will be presented at the annual History Council of South Australia awards in 2019.

Essay applications for 2018 are open 

Previous winners of the Wakefield Press Prize:

2017 Doug Munro (joint winner) - The House that Hugh Built: the Adelaide History Department during the Streeton era, 1954-1966

2017 Sandra Kearney (joint winner) - Soldier Repatriation and Re-integration WW1 - The 27th Battalion ("Unley's Own")

2016 David Faber - FG Fantin: a historical legacy retrieved 

2015 Rachel Harris - South Australia's wartime economy and women's welfare in conflict: the experiences of female munitions workers and members of the Australian Women's Land Army in South Australia, 1940-1945

2014 Carmel Pascale (joint winner) - Chinese immigration restriction and the pursuit of Nationalist ideals in colonial South Australia

2014 John Cartledge (joint winner) - Ikarians in South Australia: the origins of the Pan-Ikarian Brotherhood of SA "Ikaros Inc", and its connections with the community



 









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