Lauren Samuelsson was Highly Commended for the 2020 Australian Historical Association Jill Roe Prize

The Jill Roe Prize is the Australian Historical Association’s annual award for the best unpublished work in any historical field by a postgraduate student. CASS PhD candidate Lauren Samuelsson was highly commended for her submission titled ‘From Nutrition to Glamour: The Australian Women’s Weekly cookery editors, 1930s-1970s’. As the judging panel put it:

This is a skillfully-crafted essay that uses the changing profiles of cookery experts employed by the Australian Women’s Weekly between the 1930s and the 1970s to trace shifts in Australian domestic cuisine. Written with verve and confidence, it sheds new light on the eclipsing of trained female nutritionists in the shift towards glamour in the marketing of Australian cooking.

History Australia in November 2020 accepted the article for publication, date TBC.