Nominations are called for the John and Ruth Kerr Medal of Distinction, closing on 31 March 2020.

Details of the selection criteria and nomination form are available on the website: https://queenslandhistory.org/awards-and-medals/

The Royal Historical Society of Queensland and the Professional Historians Association (Queensland) have renamed the John Douglas Kerr Medal of Distinction as the John and Ruth Kerr Medal of Distinction. This is in recognition of their combined contribution: John as an historian and statistician, Councillor and Honorary Librarian of The Royal Historical Society of Queensland, and as a founder and Honorary Treasurer of the Professional Historians Association (Queensland). Ruth’s recognition is in historiography, her contribution to community and academic history in Australia, and the major role that she has played in the RHSQ Society for over 50 years.

The John and Ruth Kerr Medal of Distinction in research and writing Australian history may be awarded each year by the Society in conjunction with the Professional Historians’ Association (Queensland). The award ceremony coincides with the RHSQ’s annual Queensland Day Dinner. A joint committee formed between The Royal Historical Society of Queensland and the Professional Historians’ Association (Queensland) oversees the rules and criteria for the award and selects the recipient.