Academics win NSW Premier's History Awards

4 September 2017

Three university researchers from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences have been awarded NSW Premier's History Awards for 2017.

Professor Mark McKennawas awarded the Australian History Prize, whileDr Peter HobbinsandAssociate Professor Annie Clarkereceived the NSW Community and Regional History Prize alongside their co-author Professor Ursula K. Frederick from ANU.

The trio were honoured at an awards ceremony to kick off NSW History Week.

First awarded in 1997, the awards offer five individual prizes, with each category winner awarded $15,000.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Duncan Ivisonsaid: "I am delighted that the extraordinary work of our historians and archaeologists is being recognised in this way.

"These two books exemplify both the quality and importance of the research being done in the humanities at the University of Sydney."

Professor Annamarie Jagose, Dean of the Faculty of the Arts and Social Sciences, offered her congratulations to the authors and said the win highlighted the great work of the Faculty's researchers, particularly those of the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry.

"To get three winners across the line in one night is testament to the outstanding work our researchers do and the impact they have, not just within our University community but on the general public as well."

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