2017 Ernest Scott Prize Shortlist Announced

We are pleased to announce the four shortlisted publications for the 2017 Ernest Scott Prize

The following publications have been short-listed for the 2017 Ernest Scott Prize. Funded through a bequest to the History program, University of Melbourne, the prestigious Ernest Scott Prize (valued at $13,000) is awarded to original research judged to be 'the most distinguished contribution to the history of Australia or New Zealand or to the history of colonisation'.

  • Barbara Brookes, A History of New Zealand Women (Bridget Williams Books, 2016)
    In this splendidly illustrated and lively book, the author brings us a wonderful study of breadth and depth ranging from the famous to unknown.
  • Penelope Edmonds, Settler Colonialism and (Re)conciliation: Frontier Violence, Affective Performances, and Imaginative Refoundings (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)
    A moving and intelligent comparative study of settler colonial histories and their present that interrogates the politics of reconciliation shared among them.
  • Tom Griffiths, The Art of Time Travel: Historians and their Craft (Black Inc., 2016)
    This wonderful meditation for historians is a beautifully written homage to the craft of writing history as a discipline and a passion.
  • Hannah Robert, Paved with Good Intentions: Terra Nullius, Aboriginal Land Rights and Settler-Colonial Law (Halstead Press, 2016)
    This study makes a major contribution to our understanding of the legal and moral history of colonization and alienation of Aboriginal Land.

The winner will be announced at the reception following the Kathleen Fitzpatrick History Lecture. The lecture will be given by Lynn Abrams (Glasgow) on 'Feminographies: Narrating the Female Self in the Feminist Age' at 7pm on the 4th of April

To register: https://events.unimelb.edu.au/events/8305-feminographies-narrating-the-female-self-in-the-feminist-age