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2017 Mary Boyd Prize – Call For Applications

The New Zealand Historical Association is calling for submissions to be considered for the 2017 Mary Boyd Prize.

Named in memory of the Pacific historian Mary Beatrice Boyd (1921–2010), this award is for the best article on any aspect of New Zealand history published in a refereed journal.

To be eligible, nominated articles must have been published between 2 April 2015 and 1 April 2017. (This includes online publication of the final article by a refereed journal.)

To enter, authors should email a print-ready PDF copy of the article along with publication details to with the subject line ‘Mary Boyd Prize Entry’.

Individuals may enter only one article. If you do not enter the competition yourself, you are welcome to nominate an article by another author by following the same process.
Entries close at 5pm, 31 July 2017.

Royal Studies Journal: Two Annual Prizes – Nominations Now Open

The Royal Studies Journal is delighted that nominations are open for its two annual prizes – one for the best new book in the field and another to recognize new research from students and early career scholars.

The prize scheme is funded by a generous grant from Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU). Each prize is worth £50 and will be awarded at the Kings and Queens 6 conference in Madrid in September 2017.

Completed nominations must be submitted by no later than 15 May, 2017.

For full details and to apply, please visit:

2017 CHASS Australia Prizes – Call For Nominations

2017 will mark the fourth year of the annual CHASS Australia Prizes. The Australia Prizes honour distinguished achievements by Australians working, studying, or training in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) sectors, including academics, practitioners, philanthropists, policy makers, and students.

Nominations have now opened for four prizes. Two prizes are sponsored by Routledge (cash prize of $3,500 each): one for a non-fiction book/e-book that enriches Australian cultural and intellectual life, the second for ‘Distinctive Work’- an exceptional artistic performance, exhibition, film, television show, play, composition or practical contribution to arts policy. The third prize (cash prize of $2,000) is sponsored by Future Leaders for a ‘Future Leader’, an individual under 30 years of age who is demonstrating leadership skill and potential in the arts, humanities and social sciences. The Co-Op has sponsored the fourth prize ($500 voucher) for a student essay, exhibition, performance or project in any HASS area.

For full information, please visit:

Applications close 30 June, 2017

Society for the Study of Early Modern Women Prizes 2017 – Call For Applications

The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women seeks nominations for awards for scholarly work published/completed in the previous year. Any work on women and gender in the early modern period (ca. 1450-1750) is eligible.

Awards Categories:

  • Book Award
  • Essay or Article Award
  • Josephine Roberts Award for a Scholarly Edition
  • Scholarly Edition in Translation Award
  • Teaching Edition Award
  • Graduate Student Conference Presentation Award
  • Collaborative Project Award (Edited Collections of Essays, etc.)
  • Digital Scholarship, New Media, & Art Award (Web-based projects, exhibitions, concerts, productions of plays, etc. Note: Since such projects often do not have a single date of publication, nominations are accepted for projects operating in 2016.)

Applications close on April 7, 2017

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Australian Academy of the Humanities: Grants and Awards 2017 – Call For Applications

Australian Academy of the Humanities: Grants and Awards 2017

Humanities Travelling Fellowships: Offers grants of up to $4,000 to support Australian early career researchers in the Humanities to undertake research overseas, including accessing archives and other research materials and connecting with international researchers and networks.

David Philips Travelling Fellowship: Proposals that contribute to the advancement of knowledge of racial, religious or ethnic prejudice will be considered for the David Philips Fellowship.

Publication Subsidy Scheme: The Publication Subsidy Scheme offers grants of up to $3,000 to support the publication of high quality works by Australia-based humanities scholars.

Ernst & Rosemarie Keller Award: Offers up to $5,000 to support the research activities of scholars, resident in Australia, whose research is concerned with German history, literature, language, politics or culture, or German contributions to the history, literature, languages, politics or culture of either Australia or the Asia-Pacific region.

Deadline for all the above AAH grants and awards is: 5:00pm AEST 29 March, 2017

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Australian Book Review (ABR) Fellowships and Literary Prizes – Call For Applications

The Australian Book Review is seeking applications/entries for the following Fellowships and Literary Prizes:

Please click on the links above for full details about how to apply, guidelines and eligibility.

Patricia Crawford Postgraduate Publication Prize Announcement

ANZAMEMS is delighted to announce Anna Milne-Tavendale as the winner of ANZAMEMS’ inaugural Patricia Crawford Postgraduate Publication Prize for her article:

‘John of Paris and the Apocalypse: The Boundaries of Dominican Scholastic Identity’, published in John of Paris: Beyond Royal and Papal Power, ed. Chris Jones (Brepols, 2015), pp. 119–49.

All four judges agreed that Anna’s article was of exceptionally high quality in a field of strong entrants.

Congratulations Anna!

Philippa Maddern ECR Publication Prize Announcement

ANZAMEMS is delighted to announce Dr Heather Dalton as the winner of its inaugural Philippa Maddern ECR Publication Prize for her article:

‘A Sulphur-crested Cockatoo in Fifteenth Century Mantua: Rethinking Symbols of Sanctity and Patterns of Trade’, published in Renaissance Studies 28/5 (November 2014): 676–94.

All four judges agreed that Heather’s article was of exceptionally high quality in a field of strong entrants.

Congratulations Heather!

Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society Annual Prizes (2017)

The Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society awards annual prizes to recognize achievement in publication, conference presentation, and archives research in the field of early drama studies:

For an essay or book published in the 18 months before January 30, 2017:

  • Martin Stevens Award for best new essay in early drama studies ($250 award + one year membership in MRDS)
  • Barbara Palmer Award for best new essay in early drama archival research ($250 award + one year membership in MRDS)
  • David Bevington Award for best new book in early drama studies (non-Shakespearean, no edited volumes) ($500 award + two years membership in MRDS)

For a conference paper presented in the 12 months before January 30, 2017:

  • Alexandra Johnston Award for best conference paper in early drama studies by a graduate student ($250 award + one year membership in MRDS)

Entry Information

Deadline for nominations: January 30, 2017

Eligibility: All MRDS members and non-members

The Judges: Each category of submissions is judged by committees made up of members of the MRDS Executive Council.


For the Palmer and Stevens Awards, please send the published article as an attachment to an email addressed to The committee will consider any essay published within 18 months of the deadline and judged by the committee to be of outstanding quality. Qualifying essays published in a collection may be submitted for the Stevens and Palmer Awards.

For the Bevington Award, please send one hard copy of the book (plus a copy in digital form if you like). An author unable to supply a hard copy, may submit the book in digital form only, though hard copy is preferred. The committee will consider any book of high quality published within the last 18 months. Publishers: please limit submissions for the Bevington to two books per year. NOTE: Edited collections and Shakespearean studies are not eligible for the Bevington Award.

For the Johnston Award, papers should not exceed 5,000 words, excluding notes, and should include the name and date of the conference at which the paper was delivered, and the
presenter’s name, the title of the paper, and a contact number or email. We encourage graduate students to seek out a mentor to review their work before submission. MRDS members are happy to serve as mentors.

Send one copy of each book to the address below (hard copy or digital). Articles and papers may be submitted digitally, either in .pdf or .doc format via email, or on a CD-Rom. If submitted in hardcopy, send three copies of each essay or paper. Please direct all submissions to:

Gordon Kipling
3428 Park Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Announcement of Award Winners

Awards announcement and presentation will take place during the annual MRDS business meeting in May 2016, at the 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI.