HCSA Historian Awards

Historian Awards 2022

The HCSA Historian Awards were launched in 2012, and seek to recognise the outstanding achievements of an individual or group who have made a major contribution in the field of history in South Australia. These achievements can encompass, but are not limited to, history teaching, historical research and scholarship, teaching, raising community awareness of our history and heritage (for example through presentations, exhibitions, traditional and digital publications), and strengthening the profile of history.

The awards may be awarded in the following categories: Historian of the Year; Emerging Historian; Life Long Historian; Digital Technologies Award; and Contribution to Regional or Community History (Individual or Group); Oral History Excellence (see below).

 

The Nominations for the 2022 Historian Awards will open from 1 January 2022. Closing date for submissions, 5 pm, Friday 1 April 2022. 

The Oral History Excellence Award

For the first time, this year (2021-2022), in conjunction with Oral History Australia SA/NT, the Oral History Excellence Award has been included as part of the HCSA Historian Awards. This is a brand new award, which recognises the best oral history presentation, in any format, that uses first person interviews with individuals encompassing unique life experiences and memories. The nominee can be either an individual or a group.

How to nominate a Historian

Please complete the nomination form and attach a citation (one-page maximum) setting out the case for the nominee in terms of how their achievements align with the award’s criteria.

A suggested citation could follow the following outline:

  1. Relevant background and relevant employment/volunteering/experience in history related fields
  2. Achievements/outputs (for example: publications, exhibitions and positions held)
  3. Community involvement and contribution
  4. Innovation/further details of interest

 

*Note: Nominations may be considered for up to three years following the initial application.

This year's winners (2021)

2021's winners were Dr Anne Black, Dr Kristy Kokegei, Jeffrey Noble, Will Sergeant, and Don Loffler. Read more about the winners and their work here.

2020's winners

2020's winners were Rachel Bleeze, Eric Fuss, Barbara J. Lodge, and Paddy O' Toole. Read more about the winners and their work here.

 

Past Winners

2012:

South Australian Historian of the Year Award: Professor Eric Richards

South Australian Lifelong History Achievement Award: Dr Susan Marsden

Young South Australian Historian of the Year Award: Ms Skye Krichauff

 

2013:

South Australian Historian of the Year Award: Ms Patricia Sumerling

South Australian Lifelong History Achievement Award: Mr Ron Gibbs

Emerging South Australian Historian of the Year Award: Ms Elspeth Grant

 

2014:

South Australian Historian of the Year Award: Ms June Edwards

South Australian Lifelong History Achievement Award: Dr Brian Dickey

Emerging South Australian Historian of the Year Award: Ms Christeen Schoepf

South Australian Regional History Award: Ms Paula Bartsch

 

2015:

South Australian Historian of the Year Award: Mr Peter Donovan

South Australian Lifelong History Achievement Award: jointly awarded to Mr Tom Gara and Mr Graham Jaunay

Emerging South Australian Historian of the Year: Ms Carly Osborn

South Australian Regional History Award: Mr John Mannion

 

2016:

South Australian Lifelong History Achievement Award: jointly awarded to Brian Samuels and Emeritus Professor Wilfrid Prest

Emerging South Australian Historian of the Year Award: Ms Cendall Slattery

South Australian Regional History Award: Mr Greg Slattery

 

2017:

South Australian Historian of the Year Award: Philip Payton

South Australian Lifelong History Achievement Award: jointly awarded to Lois Zweck and Bernard Whimpress

Emerging South Australian Historian of the Year Award: Allen Tiller

South Australian Regional History Award: Gill Starks

 

2018:

South Australian Historian of the Year Award: Romain Fathi

South Australian Lifelong History Achievement Award: Vivienne Szekeres

Emerging South Australian Historian Award: Jointly awarded to Steven Anderson, and the AdeLOL team, Dan Schmidt and Tom Stewart

South Australian Regional Historian Award: Judy Murdoch

 

2019: 

South Australian Historian of the Year Award: Robert Kearney OAM

South Australian Lifelong History Achievement Award: jointly awarded to Dr Pauling Payne and Uncle Lewis Yerloburka O’Brien OA

Emerging South Australian Historian Award: Stuart Symons

South Australian Regional Historian Award: Helen Hennessey

           

2020:

South Australian Historian of the Year Award: Paddy O’Toole

South Australian Lifelong History Achievement Award: Barbara J. Lodge

Emerging South Australian Historian Award: Rachel Bleeze

South Australian Regional Historian Award: Eric Fuss of Burra

 

2021: 

South Australian Historian of the Year Award: Will Sergeant

South Australian Lifelong Historian Award: Don Loffler, Motor Industry and Holden (GMH)

Emerging South Australian Historian Award: Dr Anne Black

South Australian Digital Technologies History Award: Dr Kristy Kokegei

Contribution to South Australian Regional or Community History Award: Jeffrey Noble