Prizes in Environmental History
Environmental history presents evidence and arguments about changing human-environment relations within more-than-human worlds. As we face multiple and mounting environmental crises, the need for historical perspectives on the environment is ever more pressing. As the response to the Australian bushfires of 2019-20 demonstrated, there is currently a vast public thirst for understanding the historical dimensions of these issues and crises.
In recognition of the value of environmental history research and its communication to audiences in varied forms, the Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Environmental History Network has established two prizes: the Public Environmental History Prize and the Environmental History Book Prize. These prizes aim to reward and encourage excellence in the field. Each will be awarded biennially in consecutive years. The winners will be announced during the annual ‘Green Stream’ conference session at the Australian Historical Association Conference. The prize winners will receive a citation and will be invited to deliver the Network’s annual Environmental History Lecture held online.
For prize rules and previous prize winners, see the separate pages for the Public Environmental History Prize and the Environmental History Book Prize.