The ASHA Awards program aims to promote excellence in historical archaeology in Australasia by recognising best practice in the heritage management of historical archaeology; promoting the communication of archaeological results to the public; and rewarding outstanding research by students.

The awards are:

  • R. Ian Jack Award for Best Honours Thesis (annual)
  • Maureen Byrne Award for Best Postgraduate Thesis (bi-annual)
  • Judy Birmingham Award for Best Historical Archaeology Heritage Report (annual)
  • Martin Davies Award for Best Public Archaeology Initiative (annual)
  • Graham Connah Award for Best Publication (5-yearly)
  • Ilma Powell Honorary Award for Distinguished Service (occasional)

ASHA members are invited to nominate recent work for consideration in the ASHA Awards program.

Nominations close at the end of May each year and are announced at the Annual Conference.

For more information see Rules and Guidelines and Instructions for Entry or contact the ASHA Awards Co-ordinator on