Ernest Scott Prize 2013 shortlist announced
History buffs, rejoice! The University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Arts has announced the shortlist for the 2013 Ernest Scott Prize for History.
Worth $12,000, the prize commemorates the developments in Australian history. To be eligible for consideration, entries must be based on original research and considered by the judges as the strongest contribution to colonisation or the history of Australia or New Zealand. (Whew – that’s no mean feat!)
Now, historians, the moment you have been all waiting for… the shortlisted titles are:
- Webs of Empire: Locating New Zealand’s Colonial Past by Tony Ballantyne
- Larrikins: A History by Melissa Bellanta
- University Unlimited: The Monash Story by Graeme Davison & Kate Murphy
- The Lone Protestor: A M Fernando in Australia and Europe by Fiona Paisley
- Tasmanian Aborigines: A History Since 1803 by Lyndall Ryan
Last year’s prize went to Damon Ieremia Salesa for his work Racial Crossings: Race, Intermarriage and Victorian British Empire (OUP). We’ll keep you posted on this year’s winner, to be announced soon…
For more information about the Ernest Scott Prize, visit the University of Melbourne website.