The annual Ivan Barko Award is awarded by the Committee on the recommendation of the editors of The French Australian Review to the author of the best article published during the preceding year. Named after Life Member Emeritus Professor Ivan Barko to mark his long and distinguished service to ISFAR – particularly as editor of Explorations and its successor The French Australian Review – this prize is intended to stimulate research in all areas of French Australian relations. Winners of the Award receive a certificate and a cash prize of AUD $200.
Ivan Barko Award winners
2022: Dr Patricia Clarke OAM, for her article ‘Australian Connections with the Franco-Prussian War 1870 and the Commune of Paris 1871’ published in The French Australian Review, number 71, Summer 2021–2022
2021: Andrew Montana (Australian National University), for his article ‘Virtue and Sentiment: Madame Mouchette’s Art and Teaching in Melbourne 1881–1892’, published in The French Australian Review, number 70, Australian Winter, 2021
2020: Irene Rogers (Central Queensland University), for her article ‘A Gift for France: the Australian Bluebird Nurses of the Great War’, published in The French Australian Review, number 68, Australian Winter, 2020.
2019: Angela Giovanangeli (University of Technology Sydney), for her article ‘Communal Luxury and the Universal Republic in the Designs and Pedagogy of Lucien Henry’, published in The French Australian Review, number 67, Australian Summer 2019-2020.
2018: Elizabeth Rechniewski (University of Sydney), for her article ‘”Voyage of the Pilgrims”, New Hebrides, June 1902: Australia’s First Attempt at Colonisation’, published in The French Australian Review, number 65, Australian Summer 2018-2019, a special issue on New Caledonia and the Pacific.
2017 (inaugural award): Jill Donohoo, for her article ‘NSW Premier William Holman and the “inexhaustible interest of French literature and affairs”’, published in The French Australian Review, number 61, Australian Summer 2016-2017.