AUSTRALIAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION Inc.
AWARDS 2017

Nominations are called for the following four Australian Archaeological Association Inc. Awards

Closing Date: 30 October 2017

 

  1. Rhys Jones Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Australian Archaeology

The Rhys Jones Medal is the highest award offered by the Australian Archaeological Association Inc. It was established in honour of Rhys Jones (1941-2001) to mark his enormous contribution to the development and promotion of archaeology in Australia. The Medal is presented annually to an
individual who has made an outstanding and sustained contribution to Australian archaeology, whether in academia, or cultural heritage, or both. Established in 2002, previous winners include Sue O’Connor (2011), Mike Morwood (2012), Richard Wright (2013), Peter Veth (2014), and a joint award in 2016 to Paul Taçon and Jo McDonald.

Nominations must be no more than 800 words in total.  Please address the following:

  1. The impact the nominee has had on knowledge production related to Australian archaeology whether in a research or applied (including cultural heritage) context (max 200 words).
  2. The impact the nominee has had on the development of the discipline of archaeology and/or cultural heritage management in Australia (in terms of teaching/mentorship, research, and service to the discipline) (max 300 words).

You may append a maximum of 300 words (in total) of supporting material in the form of a publications list, testimonials from colleagues or other researchers, testimonials from students, etc.

Please also append a list of seminal publications of no more than one page in length.

 

  1. John Mulvaney Book Award

The Award was established in honour of John Mulvaney and his contribution and commitment to Australian archaeology over a lifetime of professional service. It acknowledges the significant contribution of individual or co-authored publications to the archaeology of the continent of Australia, the Pacific, Papua-New Guinea and South-East Asia, either as general knowledge or as specialist publications. Nominations are considered annually for books that cover both academic pursuits and public interest, reflecting the philosophy of John Mulvaney’s life work. Established in 2004, previous winners include Jane Lydon for “Fantastic Dreaming: The Archaeology of an Aboriginal Mission” (2010) Mike Smith for “The Archaeology of Australia’s Deserts” (2013) and Caroline Bird and Edward McDonald in 2016 for “Kakatungutanta to Warrie Outcamp: 40,000 years in Nyiyaparli Country”.

Nominations must be for books written by one or more authors, but not for edited books, published in the last three calendar years (i.e. 2015, 2016, or 2017). Nominations must be no more than 700 words in total.  Please provide the following:

  1. A short summary of the key arguments in the book (max 200 words).
  2. A summary of the significance of the book as set out in recent book reviews (max 200 words).
  3. A statement of how the book makes a significant contribution to the archaeology/cultural heritage of the continent of Australia, Papua New Guinea, the Pacific or South-East Asia (max 300 words).

You must append a copy of two recent, published book reviews.

 

  1. The Bruce Veitch Award for Excellence in Indigenous Engagement

This Award celebrates the important contribution that Bruce Veitch (1957-2005) made to the practice and ethics of archaeology in Australia. In particular, the award honours Bruce’s close collaboration with Traditional Owners on whose country he worked. It is awarded annually to any individual or group who has had long-standing and sustained engagement with Indigenous communities during archaeological or cultural heritage projects which have produced significant outcomes for Indigenous interests. Established in 2005, previous winners include Ken Mulvaney (2011), Ian McNiven (2012), Daryl Wesley (2013) Sean Ulm and Amy Roberts (joint winners in 2014), and Colin Pardoe in 2016.

Nominees will have actively engaged with Indigenous communities to produce successful outcomes. Nominations must be no more than 900 words in total.  Please address the following:

  1. The impact the nominee’s engagement principles have had on the practice of Indigenous engagement. In the case of the nomination of a project, please indicate how the project’s engagement principles have influenced the practice of Indigenous engagement (max 300 words).
  2. The effect the nominee’s/project’s engagement practices have had on the development of significant outcomes for Indigenous peoples (max 300 words).

You may append supporting material in the form of testimonials from Indigenous community members, colleagues or other researchers.  Supporting materials may be in a variety of formats, including written testimonials (max 300 words), videos and audio tapes (max 10 minutes), or other relevant formats.

 

  1. Life Membership for Outstanding Contribution to the Australian Archaeological Association Inc.
    This award was established to recognise significant and sustained contribution to the objects and purposes of the Australian Archaeological Association Inc. Previous winners include Annie Ross (2010), Lynley Wallis (2012) Fiona Hook (2013) and Jacq Matthes (2016).

Nominations must be no more than 600 words in total.  Please address the following:

  1. A summary of the contribution(s) the nominee has made to the AAA over a sustained period of time, and a statement of the value of these contributions to the Association (max 300 words).

You may append a maximum of 300 words (in total) of supporting material in the form of testimonials from colleagues, Indigenous community members, or other AAA members – all of whom should be members of the AAA.

 

Nomination Procedure

Nominations for all Awards will be considered by the AAA Awards Sub-Committee with advice as appropriate from senior members of the discipline as required. The decision of the Sub-Committee is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Nominations are to be addressed to the President (A/Professor Lara Lamb) at:
Email: president@australianarchaeology.com <mailto:president@australianarchaeology.com>

and sent to arrive no later than 30 October 2017

Recipients of awards will be announced at the Australian Archaeological Association Inc. Annual Conference in Melbourne from 6-8 December.

Annie Ross
Chairperson
AAA Awards Sub-Committee 2017.