NZHA 2021 Prizes – Call for Nominations & Submissions

The NZHA Executive calls for nominations for the following three prizes, each of which will be awarded at the NZHA Conference Dinner on 25 November 2021:

  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

Authors can nominate their own publications for consideration or can be nominated by others. To make a nomination, please email the full details of the book or journal article to by 30 June 2021.

The Executive also calls for submissions for a fourth prize – the best postgraduate paper presented at the NZHA Conference. To be eligible, postgraduate students should email a complete and fully referenced copy of their conference paper to by 1 October 2021.

The Call for Nominations document below details the eligibility criteria for each award, as well as the judging process.

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