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ANZSHM biennial book prize


The ANZSHM Biennial Book Prize is awarded to the best book produced on the history of health and medicine in Australia, New Zealand and the wider Oceania region published within a specified two-year period. The value of the prize is $500.


The next prize will be awarded in July 2025. Books published from 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2024 are eligible for entry.


Only sole authored or multi-authored monographs will be considered for the prize. Edited books and exhibition catalogues are ineligible for entry.

Nominations for the prize may come from publishers or the author/s themselves.​ Authors or publishers are required to send three hardcopies of the nominated book to the judges for review.​ The winner will be selected on the basis of the academic merit of the publication, its accessibility to a wider audience, and its contribution to the field of the history of health and medicine.

Nominations with details of the book and its publisher should be sent to the ANZSHM Secretary at by 1 March 2025. Books must then be made available to the judges by 1 April 2025.

All nominated books will be displayed at the Society's biennial conference dinner where the finalists and prize winner will be announced.


Previous Prize winners and short-listed titles can be found here.


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