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 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.

 

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. 

2020 WALLACE K. FERGUSON PRIZE 

The competition is now closed. The winner will be announced online in the spring.

2019 – Winner

  • Aidan Forth

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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. 

 

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 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. 

 

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.

 

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.

 

2020 – Winner

  • Kassandra Luciuk

The CHA's Excellence in Teaching with Primary Sources Awards

The Teaching and Learning Committee on the CHA Council is pleased to announce the inauguration of the CHA’s first annual Teaching Awards

 

2020 – Winner

  • 2020

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 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.

 

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.

 

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. 

 

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. 

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.

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 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.

 

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.

 

The prize competition is now closed. The laureate will be announced online in the spring. 

 

2019 – Winner

  • Laurie K. Bertram

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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

  • Elise Chenier

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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

Business History Book Prize

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

2019 – Winner

  • Michael Stamm
    Best book in Business History Prize

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