War historians to fight for medal

Historians in the News

The Australian War Memorial has established a new award to promote and develop research into Australian military history.

The Bryan Gandevia Award is a biennial prize to be given to an outstanding postgraduate history thesis in the fields of military or military-medical history.

The prize commemorates Professor Gandevia, a former member of the Australian War Memorial Board, respiratory physician and Australian Army Major who served in Japan and Korea.

The initiative was announced at the AWM’s international conference War wounds: medicine and the trauma of conflict, which brought together historians, medical practitioners, veterans and researchers from Australia and abroad to explore the impact of war, wounds and trauma through historical records and personal experiences.

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