2019 Historian of the Year nominations closing soon!

Pictured: former Lord Mayor of Adelaide Martin Haese presenting Dr Romain Fathi as 2018 Historian of the Year.

2019 Historian of the Year nominations closing soon!

Historian of the Year awards are presented by the History Council of South Australia in partnership with Wakefield Press and the History Trust of South Australia. Winners will be announced at a gala event at Adelaide Town Hall on 31 May 2019. To submit a nomination download a nomination form or contact the HCSA Secretary at historycouncilsa@gmail.com

Nominations close on 30th April 2019

Download form (PDF)

There are four categories to choose from:

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.

Contact the History Council of SA for further information: historycouncilsa@gmail.com

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