Awards

The Aboriginal History Group adjudicates annual awards for the best book and article in Canadian Aboriginal history.

See past winners

Canadian Aboriginal History Book Prize

The Canadian Aboriginal History Book Prize sponsored by the Aboriginal History Group of the Canadian Historical Association, for the best book written in English or in French dealing with the history of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada.

Eligibility: Scholarly books concerning the history of Aboriginal peoples whose territory overlaps with that of the current Canadian state, and/or books concerning Aboriginal people whose history involves significant interaction with institutions (state, ecclesiastic, corporate, or other) that are closely associated with what would become Canada. Books bearing an imprint of 2014 are eligible for the 2015 prize.

Adjudication Criteria: The award is presented to the author(s) or editor(s) of the best scholarly work in Canadian Aboriginal history. The submitted title will build on theoretical, interpretive, and descriptive work within a community of scholars and contribute to the creation and transmission of knowledge. It must have been subjected to peer review. The publisher need not be Canadian.  The publication should show potential readability by a wider audience.

Prize: The Canadian Aboriginal History Book Prize consists of a certificate (signed by president of the Aboriginal History Study Group (AHSG) and by the president of the Canadian Historical Association (CHA), and (when resources allow) a financial or some equivalent prize such as a work of Aboriginal art. The prize will be presented  at the annual meeting of the CHA.

Referees: The adjudication committee will be appointed by the chair of the Aboriginal History Group from people who are members of the Canadian Historical Association and members of the Aboriginal History Group.

Inquiries: Inquiries should be made to the chair of the adjudication committee, Professor Susan Neylan.

Canadian Aboriginal History Article Prize

The Canadian Aboriginal History Article Prize sponsored by the Aboriginal History Group of the Canadian Historical Association, for the best article written in English or in French dealing with the history of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada.

Eligibility: Scholarly articles concerning the history of Aboriginal peoples whose territory overlaps with that of the current Canadian state, and/or articles concerning Aboriginal people 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 2014 are eligible for the 2015 prize.

Adjudication Criteria: The award is presented to the author(s) of the best scholarly work in Canadian Aboriginal history. The submitted title will build on theoretical, interpretive, and descriptive work within a community of scholars and contribute to the creation and transmission of knowledge. It must have been subjected to peer review. The publisher need not be Canadian.  The publication should show potential readability by a wider audience.

Prize: The Canadian Aboriginal History Article Prize consists of a certificate (signed by president of the Aboriginal History Study Group (AHSG) and by the president of the Canadian Historical Association (CHA), and (when resources allow) a financial or some equivalent prize such as a work of Aboriginal art. The prize will be presented  at the annual meeting of the CHA.

Referees: The adjudication committee will be appointed by the chair of the Aboriginal History Group from people who are members of the Canadian Historical Association and members of the Aboriginal History Group.

Inquiries: Inquiries should be made to the chair of the adjudication committee, Professor Peter Cook.

 

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