Prizes and Bursaries

ANZAMEMS offers its members the chance to apply for a number of Prizes and Travel Bursaries. Please direct all queries regarding prizes and bursaries listed below to: info@anzamems.org

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Conference Related Prizes and Bursaries

George Yule Essay Prize

Postgraduate/ Recent Graduate Conference Bursaries

Kim Walker Postgraduate Travel Bursary

Publication Prizes

Philippa Maddern ECR Publication Prize

Patricia Crawford Postgraduate Publication Prize

Parergon Prize

Book Prizes (Sponsored by ANZAMEMS and ARC Humanities Press)

 ANZAMEMS–ARC Humanities Award for Original Research 

Borderlines Award

Other ANZAMEMS Awards and Bursaries

ANZAMEMS Life Member Award

Donate to the Postgraduate Travel Fund


George Yule Essay Prize

This prize was named in 2001 to commemorate the life and work of George Shaw Sandon Yule (1919-2000), Professor of Church History at Ormond College, University of Melbourne (1957-77) and Professor of Church History at the University of Aberdeen (1978-88). Professor Yule organised the first biennial conference of AHMEME (Australian Historians of Medieval and Early Modern Europe), which amalgamated with ANZAMRS (Australian and New Zealand Association of Medieval and Renaissance Studies) to form the present ANZAMEMS. A special issue of Parergon (21.2 July 2004), prefaced by Wilfrid Prest, celebrates George Yule’s contribution to British history. George Yule’s obituary, written by Ian Breward, Patrick Collinson, Wilfrid Prest, John Reeve, is published in Parergon (18.3 July 2001), pp. x-xviii. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/474453/pdf

The George Yule Prize is awarded to the best essay written by a postgraduate. It is awarded biennially, at each ANZAMEMS conference.

Entry for the 2022 George Yule Prize is now open and closes on 31 July 2021. 

More details and eligibility requirements are available here.

To apply for the 2022 George Yule Prize, please visit the ANZAMEMS 2022 Conference website.

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Postgraduate/ Recent Graduate Conference Bursaries

To enable current or recent postgraduates who are currently unwaged to attend the ANZAMEMS biennial conference and deliver a paper at a session, travel bursaries will be offered. The amount of funding available and hence the number of bursaries funded, will be determined by the respective ANZAMEMS Conference committees after they have considered the applications.

Entry for the 2022 ANZAMEMS conference travel bursaries are now open, and close on 31 July 2021. 

More details and eligibility requirements are available here.

To apply for the 2022 ANZAMEMS Conference Travel Bursaries, please visit the ANZAMEMS 2022 Conference website.

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Kim Walker Postgraduate Travel Bursary

In 2003, ANZAMEMS established a bursary to honour the life and work of Dr Kim Walker, lecturer in English (with specialties in renaissance studies and Shakespeare) at Victoria University of Wellington. Dr Walker is remembered as a generous colleague, for her papers at various ANZAMEMS conferences, as a reviewer for Parergon, and in particular as the convenor of the Wellington ANZAMEMS conference in 1998, and as ANZAMEMS Vice President (New Zealand). Kim Walker’s obituary, written by Judith Dale, is published in Parergon (19.2 July 2002), pp. 1-3. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/474575/pdf

One of the conference bursary applicants will be selected for the Kim Walker Travel Bursary, currently set at AUD$500.

The bursary will be funded by donations to the Postgraduate Travel Fund.

Entry for the 2022 Kim Walker Travel Bursary is now open, and closes on 31 July 2021. 

More details and eligibility requirements are available here.

To apply for the 2022 Kim Walker Postgraduate Bursary, please visit the ANZAMEMS 2022 Conference website.

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Philippa Maddern ECR Publication Prize

Philippa Maddern (1952–2014) was Professor of History at The University of Western Australia, Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, an ANZAMEMS stalwart, and an active member of the Association from its inception. Philippa contributed enormously to the development of medieval and early modern studies, both in Australia and globally. She gave great service as an office bearer of ANZAMEMS, serving in a range of capacities on the committee including many years as its Treasurer. Philippa was a great champion of researchers embarking on academic careers and ANZAMEMS is proud to establish a Publication Prize for Early Career Researchers in her honour.

The Philippa Maddern ECR Publication Prize is awarded to an Early Career Researcher (ECR) for the best article-length scholarly work in any discipline/topic falling within the scope of medieval and early modern studies, published within the previous two years.

The Prize will be offered biennially, with the submission and adjudication process timed so that the announcement of the winner can be made at an ANZAMEMS Biennial International Conference. The Prize will be offered in 2018, with the winner announced at the ANZAMEMS conference to be held in Sydney, Australia, in February 2019.

Entry for the 2020 Prize has not yet opened.

More details and eligibility requirements are available here.

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

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Patricia Crawford Postgraduate Publication Prize

Patricia Crawford (1941–2009) was Professor Emerita of History at The University of Western Australia. A pioneering feminist historian, she is remembered as a leading scholar of early modern England whose work brought new depth to the study of women’s lives and thereby transformed understanding of the period. Trish was internationally recognised and served The University of Western Australia, her discipline, and ANZAMEMS with distinction. An active member of ANZAMEMS and the Parergon Editorial Committee, Trish was a scholar passionate about collaboration, and a mentor of extraordinary generosity, and ANZAMEMS is delighted to establish a Publication Prize for postgraduate students in her honour.

The Patricia Crawford Postgraduate Publication Prize is awarded to a postgraduate student for the best article-length scholarly work in any discipline/topic falling within the scope of medieval and early modern studies, published within the previous two years.

The Prize will be offered biennially, with the submission and adjudication process timed so that the announcement of the winner can be made at an ANZAMEMS Biennial International Conference. The Prize will be offered in 2018, with the winner announced at the ANZAMEMS conference to be held in Sydney, Australia, in February 2019.

Entry for the 2020 Prize has not yet opened.

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

More details and eligibility requirements are available here.

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Parergon Prize

The Parergon Prize will be awarded to an emerging scholar for the best article-length scholarly work accepted to be published in Parergon within the previous two years. The Prize will be offered biennially, with the submission and adjudication process timed so that the announcement of the winner can be made at an ANZAMEMS Biennial International Conference.

Entry for the 2020 Prize has not yet opened.

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

More details and eligibility requirements are available here.

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 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. 

The selection panel for the 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.

Entry for the 2021 Award is now open and will close on 29 January, 2021. 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

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Borderlines Award

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

The 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.

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

More details and eligibility requirements are available here.

The Borderlines Award will first be awarded in 2022. Entry is now open and will close at the end of January 2022. 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

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ANZAMEMS Life Member Award

The ANZAMEMS Life Member Award will recognise scholars who have made a lasting contribution to the field of medieval and early modern studies, by exhibiting leadership and/or providing inspiration to others in the field, throughout their research and teaching careers, and/or through their active service to ANZAMEMS or Parergon.

More details and eligibility requirements are available here.

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Postgraduate Travel Fund

At the time of registration for conferences, members will be given the opportunity to make a donation to a Postgraduate Travel Fund, from which conference bursaries will be paid.

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