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ASSLH & Unions NSW Prize in Labour History
A prize is awarded every second year for the best article appearing in the journal Labour History in the preceding two years. It is worth $600.
Edna Ryan Prize: Best Article on Women’s History
This prize of $500 was established in 2020 and is funded by a donation from Edna Ryan’s daughters, Lyndall and Julia. It is judged by a panel of women’s historians, appointed by the Editor.
This prize was established in 2015 by the Ferguson family in memory of Jack and Mary Ferguson. It is worth $1,000 and is awarded to the best article on an interwar (between WWI and WWII) topic or theme. The judges are the journal’s Editor, ASSLH’s President, and a member of the Ferguson family.
The Gollan Prize for Australian Labour History
The Gollan Prize was established in 2003 in honour of Robin and Daphne Gollan, founding members of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History and amongst the first contributors to our journal. It is awarded on a biannual basis.
The Prize is intended to foster the work of new scholars embarking on their careers as labour historians. As such it is awarded to those published in Labour History who, at the time of submitting their article, were either post-graduate students or early career academics (within 5 years of receiving a PhD). Members of the journal’s Editorial Working Party are not eligible.
The Prize consists of a citation and a contribution of up to $600 towards expenses relating to attendance at the biannual conference of the Society where the citation will be read and presented. The responsibility for choosing the winning article and drafting the citation rests with the journal’s editorial working party who then confer with further referees where appropriate.
GW Ford Award
The GW Ford Award was established in 2018 by Bill and Joan Ford. It is worth $500 and is given biennially to the Labour History article that best captures the experience of workers. The prize is decided by a panel of 3 judges, chaired by the journal’s editor and including ASSLH’s president.
Members of the journal’s Editorial Working Party are not eligible for any of the above prizes.