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Hakluyt Society Essay Prize 2023

The Hakluyt Society awards an annual essay prize (or more than one, if the judges so decide) of up to a total of £1,000. The competition is open to any registered graduate student at a higher education institution (a university or equivalent) or to anyone who has been awarded a graduate degree in the past three years. If possible, the prize will be presented at the Hakluyt Society’s Annual General Meeting in London in June 2023.

Prizewinners will be invited to present a paper on the topic of their essay at a Hakluyt Society Symposium (in which case travel expenses within the UK will be reimbursed) and will also receive a one-year membership of the Society. Submissions for the 2023 prize are now invited, the deadline for which will be 30 November 2022. For further details, and instructions on how to submit your essay, please download the information sheet (which includes a style guide) at https://www.hakluyt.com/hakluyt-society-essay-prize/

Please forward any enquries about the scheme to office@hakluyt.com.

2023 Toynbee First Book Workshop Competition

Applications for the 2023 Toynbee First Book Workshop Competition are now open, and we especially encourage scholars from the global south to apply. You may access the full application details here.

The Toynbee First Book Workshop Competition aims to support early career scholars in global history at a pivotal moment in their scholarly trajectory. The Toynbee Prize Foundation (TPF) will fund an annual first book manuscript/work in progress workshop with scholars specifically chosen to comment on the selected Toynbee Early Career Scholar’s project. Commenters will include esteemed global historians and scholars with broad methodological affinity, rather than simply topic experts of the sort who are customarily part of the standard peer review process at an academic press. In this way, we hope to help develop the impact and relevance of early career scholars’ projects through diverse, global perspectives. The workshop will take place online, and parts of it will be available to a wider public through the TPF website. We especially encourage academics from the Global South to apply.

Eligibility: Early career scholars with substantially complete first book manuscripts (at least 50% of the planned book) available in English on global, imperial, comparative, world, or transnational history are eligible to apply.

Application process: Please email a two-page book proposal, CV, and one chapter of the manuscript to toynbeefoundation@gmail.com by October 22, 2022.

Donate to the Constant Mews Early Career Publication Prize

The Constant Mews Early Career Publication Prize will be offered in conjunction with the next three ANZAMEMS Conferences ( = $6,000 AUD total), beginning with Perth in 2022.

The ANZAMEMS Committee has also agreed to extend that to a total of ten occasions if we are able to raise $10,000 AUD. ANZAMEMS now invites contributions to establish the Prize pool. Contributions will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to a total value of $10,000.

We have organised with The University of Western Australia (who is registered with the ACNC) to accept donations for the Constant Mews Prize on behalf of the Association. The donations are tax-deductible.

You are able to donate via the following link: https://campaign.uwa.edu.au/give-now.

Please specify the following in the comments section: ANZAMEMS Mews Prize.

Once you have donated, please contact me via email at info@anzamems.org with details of the date and amount of your donation.

If you would prefer to donate by bank transfer, please contact me via email at info@anzamems.org.

Announcing the new ANZAMEMS Constant Mews Early Career Publication Prize – Entry for the 2022 Prize opens on 7 March 2022 and closes on 3 April 2022

The ANZAMEMS committee is pleased to announce the launch of the Constant Mews Early Career Publication Prize, which honours the work of Professor Constant Mews, FAHA, a former President of ANZAMEMS, and distinguished scholar in the medieval history of religions, intellectual history, and textual editing and translation.

The Prize is established to encourage and reward outstanding work by Early Career Researchers in Constant’s broad areas of scholarly interest.

Winners will receive A$1500 in prize money (or NZD equivalent), a travel bursary of A$500 to provide assistance in attending the ANZAMEMS Conference, a year’s membership of ANZAMEMS (including a subscription to its journal Parergon), and a place at the ANZAMEMS Conference Dinner (at which the Prize is to be announced).

Entry for the 2022 Prize opens on 7 March 2022 and closes on 3 April 2022.

Articles published between 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2021 are eligible. Early online publication of articles will also be considered. The article must have been published online before the above cut-off date.

NB: Applicants who have previously applied for the Philippa Maddern ECR Publication Prize and Patricia Crawford Postgraduate Publication Prize, but were unsuccessful are eligible to apply for the Constant Mews Early Career Prize should they wish to apply.

For full details about the Constant Mews Early Career Publication Prize and to apply for the prize, please visit the ANZAMEMS website: https://www.anzamems.org/?page_id=8#Mews

ARC-Humanities Prizes

ANZAMEMS-ARC Humanities Award for Original Research

The ANZAMEMS-ARC Humanities Award for Original Research is aimed at Early Career Researchers and independent scholars. Applications for 2021 are open NOW and will close on 28 February, 2022.

This prize consists of a book contract with Arc Humanities Press and a grant of $10,000 AUD to cover the costs of GOLD OPEN ACCESS for your book.

See here for more information and the application forms


ANZAMEMS-ARC Humanities Borderlines Award

The Borderlines Award is aimed at promoting scholarship with particular strengths in opening up new territorial perspectives, subject-areas, or interdisciplinary methods. This is a biennial prize and will first be awarded in 2022, with applications closing on 28 February, 2022.

This prize consists of a book contract with Arc Humanities Press and a grant of $10,000 AUD to cover the costs of GOLD OPEN ACCESS for your book.

See here for more information and the application forms

ARC-Humanities Prize submission dates postponed

The official deadline for the two ANZAMEMS-ARC Awards (Original Research and Humanities Borderlines) is approaching. However, due to the ongoing pandemic we have decided to extend the deadline until 28 February.

If you are considering submitting, please contact info@anzamems.org

ARC Humanities Prizes

ANZAMEMS-ARC Humanities Award for Original Research
The ANZAMEMS-ARC Humanities Award for Original Research is aimed at Early Career Researchers and independent scholars. Applications for 2021 are open NOW and will close on 31 January, 2021.

This prize consists of a book contract with Arc Humanities Press and a grant of $10,000 AUD to cover the costs of GOLD OPEN ACCESS for your book.

See here for more information and the application forms


ANZAMEMS-ARC Humanities Borderlines Award

The Borderlines Award is aimed at promoting scholarship with particular strengths in opening up new territorial perspectives, subject-areas, or interdisciplinary methods. This is a biennial prize and will first be awarded in 2022, with applications closing on 31 January 2022.

This prize consists of a book contract with Arc Humanities Press and a grant of $10,000 AUD to cover the costs of GOLD OPEN ACCESS for your book.

See here for more information and the application forms

ANZAMEMS 2022 Conference: Reception and Emotion Update!

We are pleased to announce that ANZAMEMS’ upcoming 2022 conference will now be a hybrid conference, with both online and in-person presentation and attendance catered for. The conference will be held from 27–30 June 2022!

Because of this, we have decided to extend the CFP and the new closing date for applications will be 10 January 2022! Applications for Bursaries & Prizes are open, and the closing date for them has also been extended to 10 January 2022.

Keep an eye out for some exciting upcoming details, including a conference dinner, in person excursions, and panels and exhibitions for both online and in person attendees!

For more details, including the Call for Papers, details of the ANZAMEMS Seminar, and all Prizes and Travel Bursaries on offer, please visit the conference website: https://www.anzamems2021.com

ANZAMEMS–ARC Humanities Borderlines Award

The ARC Humanities and ANZAMEMS Book Prizes provide a gold open access book prize scheme exclusively tailored to ANZAMEMS members.

The ANZAMEMS–ARC Humanities Borderlines Award is aimed at promoting scholarship with particular strengths in opening up new territorial perspectives, subject-areas, or interdisciplinary methods.

The Prize consists of:
1. A book contract with ARC Humanities Press, and;
2. AUD$10,000, which is paid directly by ANZAMEMS to the Press to cover the costs of gold open access.

Entry for the 2022 ANZAMEMS–ARC Humanities Borderlines Award is now open and will close on 31 January 2022.

The selection panel for the 2022 Borderlines Award consists of Andrew Brown, Anna Henderson, Kim Phillips, Seeta Chaganti, and Chris Ocker.

More details and eligibility requirements are available
here.

Download a copy of the publication proposal form here.

Please send all completed Award proposals to: info@anzamems.org by the above deadline.

Please direct all queries regarding the Award to: info@anzamems.org

For further information on this award please see the website.

ANZAMEMS–ARC Humanities Award for Original Research

The ARC Humanities and ANZAMEMS Book Prizes provide a gold open access scheme exclusively tailored to ANZAMEMS members.

The ANZAMEMS–ARC Humanities Award for Original Research is aimed at Early Career Researchers, including those completing their first books, and independent scholars. Where relevant, the winner of the Prize will benefit from ARC Humanities expert advice on converting a PhD thesis to a monograph.

The Prize consists of:
1. A book contract with ARC Humanities Press, and;
2. AUD$10,000, which is paid directly by ANZAMEMS to the Press to cover the costs of gold open access.

Entry for the 2022 ANZAMEMS–ARC Humanities Award for Original Research is now open and will close on 31 January 2022.

The selection panel for the 2022 Original Research Award consists of Andrew Brown, Anna Henderson, Megan Cassidy-Welch, Louise D’Arcens, and Susan Broomhall.

More details and eligibility requirements are available here.

Download a copy of the publication proposal form here.

Please send all completed Award proposals to: info@anzamems.org by the above deadline.

Please direct all queries regarding the Award to: info@anzamems.org

For further information on the prize please see the website.