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2019 CHASS AUSTRALIA PRIZES WINNERS ANNOUNCED
2019 CHASS AUSTRALIA PRIZES WINNERS ANNOUNCED
CHASS has announced the winners for four categories of its prestigious Australia Prizes, which were presented at the 2019 CHASS Australia Prizes Ceremony in Melbourne on 30 October.

The Bible in Australia: A Cultural History by Meredith Lake (NewSouth Publishing) won the 2019 CHASS Australia Prize for a Book. Jill Bilcock: Dancing the Invisible (Axel Grigor) won the 2019 CHASS Australia Prize for Distinctive Work. Ian Michael won the 2019 CHASS Australia Prize for a Future Leader. Sarah Pini (Macquarie University) won the 2019 CHASS Australia Prize for a Student.

 

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2019 CHASS AUSTRALIA PRIZES SHORTLISTS ANNOUNCED
2019 CHASS AUSTRALIA PRIZES SHORTLISTS ANNOUNCED
For the 2019 CHASS Australia Prize for a Book, the shortlisted titles are The Bible in Australia: A Cultural History by Meredith Lake (NewSouth Books), Eggshell Skull by Bri Lee (Allen & Unwin), and Elizabeth Macarthur: A Life at the Edge of the World by Michelle Scott Tucker (Text Publishing).

For the 2019 CHASS Australia Prize for Distinctive Work, the finalists are Etched in Bone (Béatrice Bijon and Martin Thomas), Jill Bilcock: Dancing the Invisible (Axel Grigor), No Longer a Wandering Spirit: The Story of Bessy Flowers (Sharon Heubner) and Deathscapes (Suvendrini Perera and Joseph Pugliese).

For the 2019 CHASS Australia Prize for a Future Leader, the finalists are Ian Michael, Yves Rees and Hayley Winchcombe.

For the 2019 CHASS Australia Prize for a Student, the finalists are Patrick Morrison (The University of Western Australia), Sarah Pini (Macquarie University) and Renee Schipp (Curtin University).

The winners will be announced at the 2019 CHASS Australia Prizes Ceremony on 30 October in Melbourne.

 

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2019 CHASS AUSTRALIA BOOK PRIZE LONGLIST ANNOUNCED
2019 CHASS AUSTRALIA BOOK PRIZE LONGLIST ANNOUNCED
The nine longlisted titles, from an entry field of 130 print and e-books in the non-fiction category are (alphabetical author name):
• Fair Share: Competing Claims and Australia’s Economic Future, by Stephen Bell and Michael Keating and published by Melbourne University Publishing
• Europe: A Natural History, by Tim Flannery and published by Text Publishing
• The Sydney Wars: Conflict in the early colony, 1788 – 1817, by Stephen Gapps and published by NewSouth Books
• Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia, by Billy Griffiths and published by Black Inc.
• The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire, by Chloe Hooper and published by Penguin Books Australia
• The Bible in Australia: A Cultural History, by Meredith Lake and published by NewSouth Books
• Eggshell Skull, by Bri Lee and published by Allen & Unwin
• Elizabeth Macarthur: A Life at the Edge of the World, by Michelle Scott Tucker and published by Text Publishing
• You Daughters of Freedom: The Australians Who Won the Vote and Inspired the World, by Clare Wright and published by Text Publishing

 

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2018 CHASS AUSTRALIA PRIZES WINNERS ANNOUNCED
2018 CHASS AUSTRALIA PRIZES WINNERS ANNOUNCED
CHASS has announced the winners for four categories of its prestigious Australia Prizes, which were presented at the 2018 CHASS Australia Prizes Dinner in Melbourne on 29 October.

A Writing Life: Helen Garner and Her Work by Bernadette Brennan (Text Publishing) won the 2018 CHASS Australia Prize for a Book. The Harmonic Oscillator Project (The Cad Factory) won the 2018 CHASS Australia Prize for Distinctive Work. Pichamon Yeophantong won the 2018 CHASS Australia Prize for a Future Leader. Rachel Franks (The University of Sydney) won the 2018 CHASS Australia Prize for a Student.

Other highlights of the evening included a keynote address by Katrina Sedgwick, Director and CEO of the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI).

 

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2018 CHASS AUSTRALIA PRIZES SHORTLISTS ANNOUNCED
2018 CHASS AUSTRALIA PRIZES SHORTLISTS ANNOUNCED
For the 2018 CHASS Australia Prize for a Book, the shortlisted titles are Bernadette Brennan, A Writing Life: Helen Garner and Her Work (Text Publishing), Judith Brett, The Enigmatic Mr Deakin (Text Publishing) and Kate Cole-Adams, Anaesthesia: The Gift of Oblivion and the Mystery of Consciousness (Text Publishing).

For the 2018 CHASS Australia Prize for Distinctive Work, the finalists are Defiant Lives (Sarah Barton and Liz Burke), International Polychoral Music Research, Creation and Recording Project (Jonathan David Little) and The Harmonic Oscillator Project (The Cad Factory).

For the 2018 CHASS Australia Prize for a Future Leader, the finalists are Billy Griffiths, Olga Oleinikova and Pichamon Yeophantong.

For the 2018 CHASS Australia Prize for a Student, the finalists are Rachel Franks (The University of Sydney), Michele Jarldorn (Flinders University) and Zhenjie Yuan (The University of Melbourne).

The winners will be announced at the 2018 CHASS Australia Prizes Dinner on 29 October in Melbourne.



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2018 CHASS AUSTRALIA BOOK PRIZE LONGLIST ANNOUNCED
2018 CHASS AUSTRALIA BOOK PRIZE LONGLIST ANNOUNCED
The seven longlisted titles, from an entry field of 116 print and e-books in the non-fiction category are (alphabetical author name):

• A Writing Life: Helen Garner and Her Work, by Bernadette Brennan and published by Text Publishing
• The Enigmatic Mr Deakin, by Judith Brett and published by Text Publishing
• Anaesthesia: The Gift of Oblivion and the Mystery of Consciousness, by Kate Cole-Adams and published by Text Publishing
• John Curtin’s War: Volume I, by John Edwards and published by Penguin Random House Australia
• The First Casualty: From the Front Lines of the Global War on Journalism, by Peter Greste and published by Penguin Random House Australia
• Asylum by Boat: Origins of Australia’s refugee policy, by Claire Higgins and published by NewSouth Books
• Is International Law International?, by Anthea Roberts and published by Oxford University Press

 

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2017 CHASS AUSTRALIA PRIZES WINNERS ANNOUNCED
2017 CHASS AUSTRALIA PRIZES WINNERS ANNOUNCED
CHASS has announced the winners for four categories of its prestigious Australia Prizes, which were presented at the 2017 CHASS Australia Prizes Dinner in Melbourne on October 10. Elizabeth Tynan, Atomic Thunder: The Maralinga Story (NewSouth Publishing) won the 2017 CHASS Australia Prize for a Book. The Zest Festival 2012-2016 (ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions Zest Contributors – Jacqueline Van Gent, Susan Broomhall, Rebecca Millar, Erika von Kaschke, Elizabeth Reid, Melissa Kirkham, Jane Davidson) won the 2017 CHASS Australia Prize for Distinctive Work. Laura Rademaker and Lisa Walton were joint winners of the 2017 CHASS Australia Prize for a Future Leader. Camille Roulière (The University of Adelaide) won the 2017 CHASS Australia Prize for a Student.

 

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2017 CHASS AUSTRALIA PRIZES SHORTLISTS ANNOUNCED
2017 CHASS AUSTRALIA PRIZES SHORTLISTS ANNOUNCED
For the 2017 CHASS Australia Prize for a Book, the shortlisted titles are Tom Griffiths, The Art of Time Travel: Historians and Their Craft (Black Inc.), Mark McKenna, From the Edge: Australia’s Lost Histories (Melbourne University Press), John Murphy, Evatt: A Life (NewSouth Publishing), and Elizabeth Tynan, Atomic Thunder: The Maralinga Story (NewSouth Publishing). The winner will receive $3,500 (sponsored by Routledge).

For the 2017 CHASS Australia Prize for Distinctive Work, the finalists are Myanmar Country Report: Language, Education and Social Cohesion Initiative (Joseph Lo Bianco), The Zest Festival 2012-2016 (ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE) Zest Contributors – Jacqueline Van Gent, Susan Broomhall, Rebecca Millar, Erika von Kaschke, Elizabeth Reid, Melissa Kirkham, Jane Davidson) , EXPERIMENTA’s A Galaxy of Suns (Michaela Gleave, Amanda Cole, Warren Armstrong, Michael Fitzgerald), and Review of the Family Violence Common Risk Management Framework (Monash University Gender and Family Violence Program). The winner will receive $3,500 (sponsored by Routledge).

For the 2017 CHASS Australia Prize for a Future Leader, the finalists are Ariella Meltzer, Rani Pramesti, Laura Rademaker, and Lisa Walton. The winner will receive $2,000 (sponsored by Future Leaders).

For the 2017 CHASS Australia Prize for a Student, the finalists are Bronwyn Lovell (Flinders University) and Camille Roulière (The University of Adelaide). The winner will receive a $500 vouchers (sponsored by Co-Op).

 

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2017 CHASS AUSTRALIA BOOK PRIZE LONGLIST ANNOUNCED
2017 CHASS AUSTRALIA BOOK PRIZE LONGLIST ANNOUNCED
The six longlisted titles, from an entry field of 136 print and e-books in the non-fiction category are (alphabetical author name):
• The Conservative Human Rights Revolution: European Identity, Transnational Politics, and the Origins of the European Convention, by Marco Duranti and published by Oxford University Press
• The Art of Time Travel: Historians and Their Craft, by Tom Griffiths and published by Black Inc.
• Position Doubtful: Mapping Landscapes and Memories, by Kim Mahood and published by Scribe Publications
• From the Edge: Australia’s Lost Histories, by Mark McKenna and published by Melbourne University Press
• Evatt: A life, by John Murphy and published by NewSouth Publishing
• Atomic Thunder: The Maralinga Story, by Elizabeth Tynan and published by NewSouth Publishing

 

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2016 CHASS AUSTRALIA PRIZES WINNERS ANNOUNCED
2016 CHASS AUSTRALIA PRIZES WINNERS ANNOUNCED
CHASS has announced the winners for four categories of its prestigious Australia Prizes, which were presented at the 2016 CHASS Australia Prizes Dinner in Melbourne on October 20. Klaus Neumann, Across the Seas: Australia’s Response to Refugees: A History (Black Inc. Books) won the 2016 CHASS Australia Prize for a Book. I Am a Miracle (Malthouse Theatre) won the 2016 CHASS Australia Prize for Distinctive Work. Kate Fitz-Gibbon and Sarah Holland-Batt won the 2016 CHASS Australia Prize for a Future Leader. Gemma Hamilton (Deakin University) won the 2016 CHASS Australia Prize for a Student.

CHASS’s new book Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences: It’s everyone’s business was formally launched at the event. Edited by CHASS President Professor Joseph M. Siracusa and published by Routledge, the pocket book features a range of essays by prominent Australian and international researchers, illustrating the diverse ways in which HASS disciplines provide essential services to citizens in all walks of life. Other highlights of the evening included a keynote address by singer, writer, artistic director, and public advocate for the arts, Robyn Archer AO FAHA CdOAL, who has also written the Foreword to the book.



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2016 CHASS AUSTRALIA PRIZES SHORTLISTS ANNOUNCED
2016 CHASS AUSTRALIA PRIZES SHORTLISTS ANNOUNCED
For the 2016 CHASS Australia Prize for a Book, the shortlisted titles are Frank Bongiorno, The Eighties: The Decade That Transformed Australia (Black Inc. Books), Klaus Neumann, Across the Seas – Australia’s Response to Refugees: A History (Black Inc. Books), and Brenda Niall, Mannix (Text Publishing). For the 2016 CHASS Australia Prize for Distinctive Work, the shortlisted entries are I Am a Miracle by Malthouse Theatre, Cut the Sky by Marrugeku Theatre, and Am I by Shaun Parker & Company. For the 2016 CHASS Australia Prize for a Future Leader, the shortlisted nominees are Dr. Kate Fitz-Gibbon, Monash University criminologist and senior lecturer, Jeffrey Jay Fowler, Black Swan State Theatre Company, and Sarah Holland-Batt, poet and writer. For the 2016 CHASS Australia Prize for a Student, the shortlisted nominees are Riddhi Blackley, Gemma Hamilton (Deakin University), and Natalie Lynch (Griffith University).

 

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2016 CHASS AUSTRALIA BOOK PRIZE LONGLIST ANNOUNCED
2016 CHASS AUSTRALIA BOOK PRIZE LONGLIST ANNOUNCED
The longlisted titles, from an entry field of 132 print and ebooks in the non-fiction category are: The Story of Australia’s People Volume 1: The Rise and Fall of Ancient Australia, by Geoffrey Blainey and published by Penguin Books; The Eighties: The Decade That Transformed Australia, by Frank Bongiorno and published by Black Inc. Books; Thea Astley: Inventing Her Own Weather, by Karen Lamb and published by University of Queensland Press; Australia’s Boldest Experiment War and Reconstruction in the 1940s, by Stuart Macintyre and published by NewSouth Books; Illicit Love Interracial Sex & Marriage in the United States & Australia, by Ann McGrath and published by University of Nebraska Press; Across the Seas Australia’s Response to Refugees: A History, by Klaus Neumann and published by Black Inc Books; Mannix, by Brenda Niall and published by Text Publishing; and Sex, Soldiers and the South Pacific 1939-45: Queer Identities in Australia in the Second World War, by Yorick Smaal and published by Palgrave Macmillan.

 

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2015 CHASS AUSTRALIA PRIZES WINNERS ANNOUNCED
2015 CHASS AUSTRALIA PRIZES WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Alan Atkinson, The Europeans in Australia Volume Three: Nation (NewSouth Publishing) won the 2015 CHASS Australia Prize for a Book. Pinocchio (Windmill Theatre and State Theatre Company SA) won the 2015 CHASS Australia Prize for Distinctive Work. Finegan Kruckemeyer won the 2015 CHASS Australia Prize for a Future Leader. Hayley Megan French (The University of Sydney) won the 2015 CHASS Australia Prize for a Student.

 

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2015 CHASS AUSTRALIA PRIZES SHORTLISTS ANNOUNCED
2015 CHASS AUSTRALIA PRIZES SHORTLISTS ANNOUNCED
For the 2015 CHASS Australia Prize for a Book, the shortlisted titles are Alan Atkinson, The Europeans in Australia: Volume Three: Nation (NewSouth Publishing); Carolyn Holbrook, ANZAC: The Unauthorised Biography (NewSouth Publishing); and Tim Low, Where Song Began (Penguin Books Australia). For the 2015 CHASS Australia Prize for Distinctive Work, the shortlisted entries are Black Diggers/Queensland Theatre Company, Pinocchio/Rosemary Myers (Windmill Theatre and State Theatre Company of South Australia), and This girl laughs/Finegan Kruckemeyer. The War That Changed Us/Electric Pictures and Gapuwiyak Calling/Miyarrka Media have received honourable mentions by the jury. For the 2015 CHASS Australia Prize for a Future Leader, the shortlisted nominees are Lina Andonovska, Finegan Kruckemeyer, and Dr Thom van Dooren. For the 2015 CHASS Australia Prize for a Student, the shortlisted nominees are Alexandra Roginski (Australian National University), Betty Sergeant (RMIT University) and Hayley Megan French (The University of Sydney).

 

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2015 CHASS AUSTRALIA BOOK PRIZE SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED
2015 CHASS AUSTRALIA BOOK PRIZE SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED
The shortlisted titles, from an entry field of 94 print and e-books in the non-fiction category and a longlist of eight titles, are Alan Atkinson, The Europeans in Australia: Volume Three: Nation (NewSouth Publishing); Carolyn Holbrook, ANZAC: The Unauthorised Biography (NewSouth Publishing); and Tim Low, Where Song Began (Penguin Books Australia).

 



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