Welcome to the History Council of NSW

History Week 2017: Pop!

The History Council of NSW is delighted to announce the theme for History Week 2017 is popular culture!

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Speaker Connect: new and improved!

The History Council of NSW is expanding its popular Speaker Connect program to take place throughout the year! Applications now open.

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Welcome to the History Council of NSW

Our vision is to ensure that history, in all its diverse forms, is an important part of the cultural life of the people and communities of New South Wales.

We aim to achieve this by pursuing our goals in the five key areas: advocacy, awareness, diversity, excellence and outreach.

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History Week 2017: Pop!

Now in it’s 20th year and our flagship event, History Week, engages a range of audiences by showcasing the rich, diverse history being produced by organisations and individuals across New South Wales.

History Week 2017 invites members to celebrate popular culture across the decades, investigate its construction and analyse its impact on communities and individuals.
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Featured event

Voices from the past: Uncovering local and personal stories

Friday 21 July 2017, 10am-3:30pm | Hotel Canobolas | $35

History Council of NSW and Central West Libraries is proud to present this all-day workshop at the 2017 Orange Readers & Writers Festival. Speakers: Alison Wishart (State Library of NSW), Carrolline Rhodes (author), Marian Lorrison (PhD Candidate, Macquarie University) and Trudi Mayfield (Orange City Library).

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Open House at Historic Linnwood – 9 July

The Friends of Linnwood invite you to an open house at the historic Linnwood house, set on 5 hectares of beautiful grounds at Guildford: 9 July 2017.

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Indigenous Oral Histories Seminar

Join Oral History NSW as historians share their expertise in ethical approaches to conducting oral history interviews with Aboriginal communities: 29 July.

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Job: Historian, Aboriginal Affairs

The NSW Government seek a historian to join the Department of Education Aboriginal Affairs to conduct research outlined by Stolen Generations survivors.

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AHA Conference 2017: History Councils Roundtable

Representatives from the History Council of NSW, Victoria and South Australia discuss community outreach and engagement at the 2017 AHA Conference: 4 July.

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Amendments to Copyright Act 1968: Disability access and other measures

The Parliament of Australia has passed the Copyright Amendment Bill, making it even simpler for researchers to access a huge range of content.

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Making of the Australian Working Class featured on Radio National

Babette Smith recaps The Making of the Australian Working Class, delivered at Ashfield Library last week, on ABC Radio National’s Sunday Extra.

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Workshop: Media History or Medium History?

Macquarie University’s Centre for Media History host a free workshop with Dr Sian Nicholas on the challenges of researching across different media: 28 July.

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A Little Night Sitting: the 1967 Referendum

Parliament of NSW invite you to a special winter sitting evening at Parliament House to celebrate 50 years since the 1967 Referendum: Tuesday 20 June, 5pm.

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Digitised gaol photos: upcoming exhibition

State Archives and Records NSW have digitised over 46,000 gaol portraits, created between 1870 and 1930, and are developing an upcoming exhibition.

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Exhibition: This is where they travelled: Historical Aboriginal Lives in Sydney

Bayside Council host an exhibition on the lives of the Aboriginal Australians of Botany Bay during the 19th century, at Mascot Library until 17 June.

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There are two ways to support the work of the History Council of NSW – become a member and/or donate.

The History Council of NSW offers membership benefits including special ticket offers, promotional support, professional development and networking events, the opportunity to register an event for History Week, and more.

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