Former HDR students win Book Prizes

Former HDR students win Book Prizes
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Tuesday 21 May 2024

Two former HDR students who revised their PhD theses into books have received prizes for their work:

Dr. Alexandra Roginski was awarded the 2023 Donna Coates Book Prize by the Australian, Canadian and New Zealand Studies Network for her book, Science and Power in the Nineteenth-Century Tasman World: Popular Phrenology in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand (Cambridge University Press, 2023).

Dr. Shannyn Palmer has added another prize to her collection for Unmaking Angas Downs: Myth and History on a Central Australian Pastoral Station (MUP, 2022), which has already received the Prime Minister's award. Out of a pool of 54 nominated books, hers received the Ernest Scott Prize, which recognises the year's 'most distinguished contribution to the history of Australia or New Zealand or to the history of colonisation.'

A fabulous result and well-deserved recognition.


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