NZHA Prizes – Call for Nominations

New Zealand Historical Association Prizes ­­Call for Nominations & Submissions

The New Zealand Historical Association currently offers four prizes, each awarded biennially. These prizes will next be awarded at the NZHA Conference Dinner on 23 November 2023,

Prizes for Published Books and Articles

The three prizes offered for published works are:

  1. The W.H. Oliver Prize – For the best book on any aspect of New Zealand history
  2. The Erik Olssen Prize – For the best first book by an author on any aspect of New Zealand history
  3. The Mary Boyd Prize – For the best article on any aspect of New Zealand history published in a refereed journal

The NZHA Executive now calls for nominations for these three prizes. To be eligible, books or journal articles must have been published between 1 April 2021 and 31 March 2023. Authors can nominate their own publications for consideration or can be nominated by others. Individuals can submit only one entry for each prize.

To make a nomination, please email the full details of the book or journal article to by 30 June 2023.

Once the deadline for nominations has past, the NZHA Executive will produce a shortlist of five entries for each prize. These shortlisted works will then be evaluated by a panel of judges, who will make the final decision.

Prize for Best Postgraduate Paper

The fourth prize currently awarded by the NZHA is for the best postgraduate paper presented at the NZHA Conference. To be eligible for this prize, postgraduate students should email a complete and fully referenced copy of their conference paper to by 1 October 2023.

Please consider making a nomination or submitting your paper as part of this celebration of the very best in New Zealand history.