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SJ Butlin Prize – Submission Details

Nominations are currently invited for the S.J. Butlin Prize 2020, for the best Masters or PhD thesis in Australian or New Zealand economic history awarded in the calendar years of 2017-18-19.

Submissions should be sent to the Secretary of the Economic History Society of Australia and New Zealand, jim.mcaloon@vuw.ac.nz.

Submissions must contain a CV of the author, a PDF copy of the thesis, and confirmation that the thesis meets the criteria for the prize. The executive committee of the Society will select a panel of independent readers, who will rank the theses and make a recommendation to the executive committee. Up to three prospective finalists will be asked to submit a 3000-word summary of their dissertation for publication in the Australian Economic History Review. Only upon timely receipt of the summary, will candidates be officially designated as finalists for the prize. Note that the summary is not required at the time of nomination.

The President of the Society will announce the winner and arrange presentation of the prize. The Society will only award the prize if a thesis of sufficient merit is received. The winner of the prize and other finalists for the prize will be announced on the Society website, on EH.net, on the Society’s social media pages, and in the Australian Economic History Review.

The deadline for nominations is August 31, 2020.

See the Prizes and Awards tab for more information on prizes and winners.

The Economic History Society of Australia and New Zealand is the professional society for economic and business historians in Australia and New Zealand. It is the publisher of the Australian Economic History Review: An Asia-Pacific Journal of Economic, Business and Social History. The journal is published 3 times a year in March, July and November.

The aims of the EHSANZ are

  • to promote the teaching, study and understanding of Economic History;
  • to disseminate knowledge in the field of Economic History;
  • and to encourage the conservation of historical materials and artefacts.

Its main activities include:

  • management of the Australian Economic History Review
  • organisation of conferences and conference sessions in economic history
  • award of prizes
  • operation of website and email list

To learn more about the Society and its activities, to join the Society, subscribe to the Australian Economic History Review, and learn more about online resources for economic history, follow the links below.

Constitution of the EHSANZ

Economic History Society of Australia and New Zealand Office Bearers

Contact information:

Associate Professor Lionel Frost, President
email: lionel.frost@monash.edu

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