CHA Prizes

CHA Prizes

As part of its mandate to promote and recognise excellence in historical research, the CHA awards a series of prizes. 


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The François-Xavier Garneau Medal

The François-Xavier Garneau Medal, awarded every five years, is the most prestigious of the CHA prizes. It honours an outstanding Canadian contribution to historical research.

 

2020 – Winner


  • Shirley Tillotson

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The CHA Best Scholarly Book in Canadian History Prize

The prize is given to the non-fiction work of Canadian history judged to have made the most significant contribution to an understanding of the Canadian past.

The CHA is proud to annonce the shortlisted book for 2021. The winner will be announced at the CHA AGM on 14 June.

Bohaker Dubois Gentile Luby Sager

Heidi BohakerDoodem and Council FireAnishinaabe Governance through Alliance (University of Toronto Press for The Osgoode Society, 2020)

Paul-André DuboisLire et écrire chez les Amérindiens de la Nouvelle-France (Les Presses de l’Université Laval, 2020)
 
Patrizia GentileQueen of the Maple Leaf: Beauty Contests and Settler Femininity (UBC Press, 2020)

Brittany LubyDammed: The Politics of Loss and Survival in Anishinaabe Territory (University of Manitoba Press, 2020

Eric W. SagerInequality in Canada: The History and Politics of an Idea (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2020)
 

2020 – Winner


  • Eric Reiter

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The Wallace K. Ferguson Prize

The Wallace K. Ferguson Prize recognises the outstanding scholarly book in a field of history other than Canadian history. 

The CHA is proud to announce the shortlisted books for 2021. The winner will be announced at the CHA AGM on 14 June.

Cleves Watson Monod PandeStratigoks

Rachel Hope ClevesUnspeakable: A Life Beyond Sexual Morality (U. of Chicago Press)

Katie Hindmarch-WatsonServing a Wired World: London's Telecommunications Workers and the Making of an Information Capital (U. of California Press)

David MonodVaudeville and the Making of Modern Entertainment, 1890-1925 (U. of North Carolina Press)

Ishita PandeSex, Law, and the Politics of Age: Child Marriage in India, 1891-1937 (Cambridge University Press)

Despina StratigakosHitler’s Northern Utopia: Building the New Order in Occupied Norway (Princeton University Press)

 

2020 – Winner


  • Wilson Chacko Jacob

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The Clio Prizes

The CHA awards its Clio Awards to the best books in regional history, as well as to individuals or historical societies who have made significant contributions to local and regional history.

The 2021 prize competition is now closed. The prize will be attributed at the CHA Annual Meeting in June 2021.

2020 – Winner


  • Bonnie Morgan, Marie-Eve Ouellet, Carl Benn, Esyllt W. Jones, Bill Waiser, Wendy Wickwire, Karen Routledge.

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The Albert B. Corey Prize

The biennial Albert B. Corey prize is jointly sponsored by the American Historical Association (AHA) and Canadian Historical Association (CHA) for the best book on the history of Canadian-American relations or the history of both countries. 

The 2022 prize will be administered by the AHA

 

2020 – Winner


  • Jamie Benidickson

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The John Bullen Prize

The John Bullen Prize honours the outstanding Ph.D. thesis on a historical topic submitted in a Canadian university.

The 2021 prize competition is now closed. The prize will be attributed at the CHA Annual Meeting in June 2021.

2020 – Winner


  • Crystal Fraser

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The CHA Journal Prize ( The best article from #1 and #2 issues)

The CHA Journal Prize is awarded every year for the best essay published each year in the Journal of the Canadian Historical Association. 

 

2020 – Winner


  • Jason Ellis

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The Jean-Marie Fecteau Prize

CHA Student Prize

The prize is awarded for the best article published in a peer-reviewed journal (including peer-reviewed student journals) by a PhD of MA-level student, in French or in English.

The 2021 prize competition is now closed. The prize will be attributed at the CHA Annual Meeting in June 2021.

2020 – Winner


  • Kassandra Luciuk

The CHA's Excellence in Teaching with Primary Sources Awards

This annual prize seeks to recognize post-secondary instructors teaching in any geographical, thematic, or temporal field in historical studies who have a record of excellence in emphasizing student engagement with primary sources in their courses in effective, critical, sustained, and, possibly, innovative ways. Effective teaching about the question of primary sources and how people today should contend with them are the central aspects of this award.

The 2021 prize competition is now closed. The prize will be attributed at the CHA Annual Meeting in June 2021.

2020 – Winner


  • 2020

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The Indigenous History Book Prize

The Indigenous History Group, a committee affiliated with the Canadian Historical Association, is pleased to offer a prize for the best book in aboriginal history.

 The 2021 prize competition is now closed. The prize will be attributed at the CHA Annual Meeting in June 2021.

2020 – Winner


  • Sarah Nickel

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The Indigenous History Best Article Prize

The Indigenous History Group, a committee affiliated with the Canadian Historical Association, is pleased to offer a prize for the best article in aboriginal history.

The 2021 prize competition is now closed. The prize will be attributed at the CHA Annual Meeting in June 2021.

2020 – Winner


  • Madeline Whetung & Krista McCracken

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The Canadian Committee on Women's and Gender History English-Language Book Prize

The CCWH English-Language Book Prize in Women's and Gender History is awarded every two years to the best book published in the field in the previous two years, in English. Books in Canadian history are eligible for the prize. Books in other national fields are also eligible for the prize, provided that their authors live and work in Canada. 

 

2020 – Winner


  • Valerie Korinek

The Canadian Committee on Women's and Gender History French-Language Book Prize

The CCWGH French-Language Book Prize in Women's and Gender History is awarded every two years to the best book published in the field in the previous two years, in English. Books in Canadian history are eligible for the prize. Books in other national fields are also eligible for the prize, provided that their authors live and work in Canada. 

2020 – Winner


  • Marie-Andrée Lamontagne

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The Hilda Neatby Prize - English Article

The purpose of the Hilda Neatby Prize in Women's and Gender History, awarded since 1982 by the Canadian Committee in Women's History at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association, is to encourage the publication of scholarly articles on women's and gender history. 

 

The 2021 prize competition is now closed. The prize will be attributed at the CHA Annual Meeting in June 2021.

2020 – Winner


  • Ashleigh Androsoff

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The Hilda Neatby Prize - French Article

The purpose of the Hilda Neatby Prize in Women's and Gender History, awarded since 1982 by the Canadian Committee in Women's History at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association, is to encourage the publication of scholarly articles on women's and gender history. 

The 2021 prize competition is now closed. The prize will be attributed at the CHA Annual Meeting in June 2021.

2020 – Winner


  • Marilou Tanguay

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Best Book in Political History Prize 

The prize is awarded for an outstanding, well-written book judged to have made an original, significant, and meritorious contribution to the field of Canadian political history.

The 2021 prize competition is now closed. The prize will be attributed at the CHA Annual Meeting in June 2021.

 

2020 – Winner


  • Tina Loo

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Political History Prize - Best Article (English Language)

The Political History Group (PHG), a committee affiliated with the Canadian Historical Association, is pleased to offer a prize for the best article in Canadian political history.

2020 – Winner


  • Jacqueline Briggs

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Political History Prize - Best Article (French Language)

The Political History Group (PHG), a committee affiliated with the Canadian Historical Association, is pleased to offer a prize for the best article in Canadian political history.

 

2019 – Winner


  • Paul-Étienne Rainville

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Public History Prize

The award recognizes work that achieves high standards of original research, scholarship, and presentation; brings an innovative public history contribution to its audience; and serves as a model for future work, advancing the field of public history in Canada

The 2021 prize competition is now closed. The prize will be attributed at the CHA Annual Meeting in June 2021.

2020 – Winner


  • Know History, Refugee Boulevard, Canadian War Museum

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The Eugene A. Forsey Prize

The Canadian Committee on Labour History is proud to award a prize for the best thesis on labour history.

The 2021 prize competition is now closed. The prize will be attributed at the CHA Annual Meeting in June 2021.

2020 – Winner


  • Edward Dunsworth

The Eugene Forsey Undergraduate Prize

The Canadian Committee on Labour History is proud to award a prize for the best thesis on labour history written by undergraduate students.

The 2021 prize competition is now closed. The prize will be attributed at the CHA Annual Meeting in June 2021.

2016 – Winner


  • Camille Blanchard-Séguin

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Best Article Prize in Labour History

The prize recognizes the best article in labour history.

 

2020 – Winner


  • Sonya Roy

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The Neil Sutherland Article Prize

This award honours the pioneering work of Canadian historian Neil Sutherland in the history of children and youth by recognizing outstanding contributions to the field. The prize is given out on a biennial basis under the auspices of the History of Children and Youth Group of the Canadian Historical Association.

 

 

 

2020 – Winner


  • Katie Barclay

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Canadian Committee on Migration, Ethnicity and Transnationalism Article Prize

The CCMET Article Prize acknowledges scholarly articles and book chapters, in English and French, judged to have made an original, significant, and meritorious contribution to the historical study of migration and ethnicity. The winners receive a certificate of achievement and their names are published on the Canadian Historical Association website. A monetary award will be given, pending the results of the fundraising campaign. The prize will be awarded annually by the Canadian Committee on Migration, Ethnicity and Transnationalism of the Canadian Historical Association.

 

2020 – Winner


  • Yukari Takai

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Prize for Best article on the history of Sexuality

The CCHS prize is designed to recognize excellence in and encourage the growth of scholarly work in the field of the history of sexuality in Canada.Prize for Best article on the history of Sexuality.

 

2020 – Winner


  • Ele Chenier

Business History Book Prize

The biennial prize is awarded to the book that offers the best exploration of Canadian business history.

The 2021 prize competition is now closed. The prize will be attributed at the CHA Annual Meeting in June 2021.

2019 – Winner


  • Michael Stamm

Best Scholarly Article in Canadian Business History

The 2021 CBHA/ACHA Award for Best Scholarly Article in Canadian Business History.

The 2021 prize competition is now closed. The prize will be attributed at the CHA Annual Meeting in June 2021.

 


Network in Canadian History and Environment Prize for Best Article or Book Chapter

This new prize is awarded every other year for meritorious publications that make important and innovative contributions to the field of Canadian environmental history, broadly conceived. This prize was generously sponsored by a donation from founding NiCHE Director, Alan MacEachern.

The 2021 prize competition is now closed. The prize will be attributed at the CHA Annual Meeting in June 2021.


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The Canadian Oral History Association (COHA) Prize

The Canadian Oral History Association (COHA) Prize is awarded to an outstanding example of oral history practice.

2018 – Winner


  • Kristina R. Llewellyn & Nicholas Ng-A-Foo

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Media and Communication History Committee Prize

The Media and Communication History Article Prize was awarded to a graduate student. The committee that awarded the prize suspended its operations in 2019.

2016 – Winner


  • Laurie Laplanche

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