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The Trevor Reese Memorial Prize was established by the Institute of Commonwealth Studies in 1979.  It is in the name of Dr Trevor Reese, a distinguished scholar of Australian and Commonwealth history, who was Reader in Imperial Studies at the Institute until his death in 1976. He was the author of several leading works in his field, and was both founder and first editor of the Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History. The Prize was established with the proceeds of contributions to a memorial fund by friends and colleagues of Trevor Reese throughout the Commonwealth and United States. The Prize, of £1,000, is awarded every three years to the author of a work which has made a wide-ranging, innovative and scholarly contribution in the broadly-defined field of Imperial and Commonwealth History. 

Publishers or authors willing to submit titles for consideration should send two copies to Kay Musonda, Institute Administrator. Please note that multi-authored works are eligible but edited books are not.

The Call for Nominations is now open. Books published in 2016, 2017 and 2018 are eligible for consideration. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday 30 June 2020.

Trevor Reese Memorial Prize flyer [PDF]

Instructions on how to send nominations for books published in 2016, 2017 and 2018 will be posted shortly.