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 by the CHA in 2020.

2018 – Winner

  • Ann M. Little

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

2018 – Winner

  • Susan Hill
    Best Book Prize

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The Aboriginal History Best Article Prize 

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

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 2019 competition is now closed. The prize will be presented at the CHA Annual Meeting at UBC on Tuesday, 4 June.

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.

 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

  • 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.

The 2019 prize competition is now closed. The prize will be presented at the CHA Annual Meeting at UBC on Tuesday, 4 June.

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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