AANZEHN Public Environmental History Prize Open

The Network is now calling for entries for its Public Environmental History Prize in 2024. The application deadline is 1 March 2024.

The Network’s Public Environmental History Prize was established in 2021 to recognise outstanding work in public engagement on topics in the environmental history of Australia and/or Aotearoa New Zealand (broadly conceived), including international perspectives that shed new light on the environmental history of Australia and/or Aotearoa New Zealand. First awarded in 2022, the prize is offered every two years.

This prize seeks to recognise environmental historians’ leadership in public engagement and encourage researchers to build public engagement into their historical work from the ground up; and also to recognise public engagement with the field of environmental history. We welcome submissions that encompass a wide range of work in environmental history that engage the public through workshops, websites, audio-visual productions, popular publication, theatre or other forms of performance, visual arts collaboration, and mixed or multi-modal forms. This may be a single project or a collection of activities by a particular individual or team. Submission can be for individual or collective work.

Public Engagement activities must have been substantially undertaken in the two year period between 1 January 2022 and 31 December 2023. Applications are due on 1 March 2024, 11.59pm.

The award will be presented in the ‘Green Stream’ at the Australian Historical Association Conference in July 2024.

Please view the prize rules, including eligibility and criteria on the Prize Rules webpage.

Application process

Individuals should:

  • submit an online application form, including details of the public engagement activities and case for impact.
  • email a digital copy in PDF format of supporting evidence (e.g. portfolio related to the submission) to alessandro.antonello@flinders.edu.au. This may include photographic or video/film imaging of the installation and/or event/s or web links to these.
  • For very substantial book-length works of public history entrants are invited to send either an electronic version or a high quality print version to each of two the judges. Contact details available on request.

All queries regarding the Public Environmental History Prize should be directed to: emily.ogorman@mq.edu.au

Judges may award Highly Commended and Commended citations.

The judges for the 2024 prize are:

  • Associate Professor Nancy Cushing, University of Newcastle
  • Dr Lucy Mackintosh, Auckland Museum