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.

The next competition will take place in 2020.

2015 – Winner

  • Bettina Bradbury

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The CHA Best Scholarly Book Prize in Canadian History Prize (formerly known as the Sir John A. MacDonald Prize from 1977 to 2018)

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 prize is presented annually by the CHA. The first award was presented in 1977 by the CHA. Each year the recipient is announced at the Canadian Historical Association annual meeting at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Since 2009, the award has been presented at Rideau Hall by the Governor General of Canada.

The competition is now closed. The prize will be presented at the CHA Annual Meeting at the University of British Columbia on June 4.

2018 – Winner

  • E.A. Heaman

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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 competition is now closed. The prize will be presented at the CHA Annual Meeting at the University of British Columbia on June 4.

2018 – Winner

  • Padraic X. Scanlan

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The Clio Prizes

These annual awards are given for meritorious publications or for exceptional contributions by individuals or organizations to regional history. 

The competition is now closed. The prize will be presented at the CHA Annual Meeting at the University of British Columbia on June 4.

2018 – Winner

  • Matthew Barlow, Erika Dyck & Alex Deighton, Cole Harris, Susan M. Hill, Jeffers Lennox, Lynne Marks, Joan Sangster

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The Albert B. Corey Prize

The 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 prize will be awarded at the American Historical Association in 2018 and the CHA in 2020.

2016 – Winner

  • Robert MacDougall

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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 competition is now closed. The prize will be presented at the CHA Annual Meeting at the University of British Columbia on June 4.
 

2018 – Winner

  • Isabelle Bouchard

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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. 

2018 – Winner

  • James Forbes

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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 competition is now closed. The prize will be presented at the CHA Annual Meeting at the University of British Columbia on June 4.
 
 

2018 – Winner

  • Julien Mauduit

The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

The medals were given to our present and past presidents in recognition of their significant contribution in advancing the study of history in Canada and their commitment to the CHA. Elected by their peers as president, thanks to their solid reputation, they have always served the best interests of the organization and its members.

 

2015 – Winner

  • Past CHA Presidents - Anciens présidents de la SHC

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The Aboriginal History Book Prize

The Indigenous History Studies Group, an affiliated committee of the Canadian Historical Association, is pleased to solicit submissions for the award for English or French language scholarly books with a publication date of 2018 in the area of Indigenous History in Canada (i.e. scholarly books concerning the history of Indigenous peoples whose territory overlaps with that of the current Canadian state, and/or books concerning Indigenous people whose history involves significant interaction with institutions -- state, ecclesiastic, corporate, or other -- that are closely associated with what would become Canada). The submitted title will build on theoretical, interpretive, and descriptive understandings of the past; contribute to the creation and transmission of knowledge; and show potential readability by a wider audience. Criteria by which the committee evaluates entries include that historical analysis form the central basis of the book’s approach (i.e. attention to historical context; primacy of historical sources be they oral, textual, or material; situated within relevant historiography); that it may feature innovative methodology or creative use of source materials, including respect for Indigenous epistemologies alongside or in conjunction with academic scholarship and established academic canon; and that it demonstrates excellence overall, including, of course, the effective and compelling nature of the book’s thesis. The book must have been peer-reviewed. The prize will be awarded at the annual meeting of the CHA in June 2019 at the University of British Columbia.
To enter this competition, a copy of any book you wish to be considered for this prize should be sent to committee members by 31 January 2019. Questions can be directed to Thomas Peace at tpeace@huron.uwo.ca.
 
Committee Members :
 
Prof. Kristin Burnett
Department of Indigenous Learning
Lakehead University
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, ON
P7B 5E1
 
Prof. Maxime Gohier
Département des lettres et humanités
Université du Québec à Rimouski
Local B-321
300 Allée des Ursulines
Rimouski, QC
G5L 3A1
 
Prof. Kathryn Labelle
College of Arts and Science
University of Saskatchewan
Room 264 Arts
9 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK
S7N 5A5

 

2018 – Winner

  • Susan Hill
    Best Book Prize

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The Aboriginal History Best Article Prize

The Indigenous History Studies Group, a committee affiliated with the Canadian Historical Association, is pleased to announce the 2019 IHSG Article Prize competition. The prize will be awarded to the author of a French or English peer-reviewed article or book chapter that is deemed to make an outstanding contribution to the field. Eligibility: Scholarly articles concerning the history of Indigenous peoples whose territory overlaps with that of the current Canadian state, and/or articles concerning Indigenous peoples whose history involves significant interaction with institutions (state, ecclesiastic, corporate, or other) that are closely associated with what would become Canada. Articles bearing an imprint of 2018 are eligible for the 2019 prize. The publisher need not be Canadian, but it must have been subjected to peer review. Adjudication Criteria: The award is presented to the author(s) of the best scholarly work in Indigenous history. Criteria by which the committee evaluates entries include that historical analysis form the central basis of the article’s approach (i.e. attention to historical context; primacy of historical sources be they oral, textual, or material; situated within relevant historiography); that it features innovative methodology or creative use of source materials, including respect for Indigenous epistemologies alongside or in conjunction with academic scholarship and established academic canon; and that it demonstrates excellence overall.  The publication should show potential readability by a wider audience.  

The prize will be awarded at the annual meeting of the CHA in June 2019 at the University of British Columbia. Entries should be emailed to Thomas Peace at tpeace@huron.uwo.ca by January 31, 2019.

 

2018 – Winner

  • Micah A. Pawling
    The Aboriginal History Best Article Prize

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The CCWH-CCHF Book Prize

The CCWH 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 either English or French. 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. 

2018 – Winner

  • Gail G. Campbell

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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. 

2018 – Winner

  • Meghan Longstaffe

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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. 

2018 – Winner

  • Sophie Doucet

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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.

2018 – Winner

  • E.A. Heaman

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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.

2018 – Winner

  • Eric M. Adams & Jordan Stanger-Ross

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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.

The prize will be awarded in 2019 for an outstanding French-language article judged to have made an original, significant, and meritorious contribution to the field of Canadian political history.
 
Eligible articles must have been published between 1 December 2017 and 30 November 2018.
The award will be given in June 2019 at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association at the University of British Columbia. The prize will not be awarded if there are fewer than four nominations; in that event, any articles submitted will be considered in the following year’s competition.
 
Authors are invited to submit their article directly to each member of the prize committee or to contact their journal editors or book publishers and ask them to submit an article on their behalf. The deadline for submissions is February 8, 2019.
 
Members of the Selection Committee:

Prof. Donald Fyson
Département des sciences historiques
Université Laval
donald.fyson@hst.ulaval.ca   

Prof. Valérie Lapointe-Gagnon
Faculté Saint-Jean
Université de l’Alberta
valerie.lapointe-gagnon@ualberta.ca   

Prof. Sean Mills
History Department
University of Toronto
sean.mills@utoronto.ca    

2017 – Winner

  • Eric Fillion

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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.

2018 – Winner

  • n/a

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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.

2017 – Winner

  • Julia Smith

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

2016 – Winner

  • Camille Blanchard-Séguin

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Best Article Prize in Labour History

The prize recognizes the best article in labour history.

2017 – Winner

  • Lisa Pasolli & Julia Smith

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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.

2018 – Winner

  • Mona Gleason

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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.

In years in which fewer than eight articles or book chapters are submitted, CCMET reserves the right not to grant the award but to retain the nominated articles and chapters for adjudication the following year. Only articles and book chapters of a historical nature and that contribute to the study of migration or ethnicity will count toward this threshold of eight submissions.

Eligibility requirements:
Works published during the period in the 2018 calendar year on subjects relating to the history of migration and ethnicity in Canada or by scholars with a primary affiliation in Canada on subjects relating to the history of migration and ethnicity in any part of the world are eligible for consideration.
Both articles and chapters in edited volumes are eligible for this award. Book chapters must be in peer-reviewed collections and be of article length.

Please submit a digital copy of the article or book chapter to the chair of the CCMET Article Prize Committee, Dr. Benjamin Bryce, ben.bryce@unbc.ca. Authors may submit their pieces directly to the chair of the adjudication committee, and others can nominate and submit the article or chapter on an author’s behalf.

Deadline for Nominations: January 15, 2019

2018 – Winner

  • Eric M. Adams & Jordan Stanger-Ross

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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.

 

2018 – Winner

  • Mona Gleason

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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 is awarded to a graduate student.

2016 – Winner

  • Laurie Laplanche

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