CHA Prizes

CHA Prizes

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

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 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 Wallace K. Ferguson Prize

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

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 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 rel...

The John Bullen Prize

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

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.   

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...

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 e...

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 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 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 a...

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 a...

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...

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...

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.  

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.

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.  

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 ...

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 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.

Best Article Prize in Labour History

The prize recognizes the best article in labour history.  

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 bie...

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 ...

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. ...

Business History Book Prize

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

Best Scholarly Article in Canadian Business History

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

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 w...

The Canadian Oral History Association (COHA) Prize

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

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.

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