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.

Find out more about us, our programs or membership.

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

From Research to Publication: Turning ideas into prize-winning history books

Join us at the Newcastle Writers Festival on 7 April for tips on book proposals, negotiating with publishers, promoting your work and achieving recognition.

Get in quick, places are limited.

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Australian Heritage Festival registrations closing!

The 2017 Australian Heritage Festival theme is ‘Having a Voice’ and will run from 18 April to 21 May 2017. Event registrations close 31 March 2017!

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AHA 2017 Conference: ‘Entangled Histories’

The Australian Historical Association’s call for papers for its annual conference, held at the University of Newcastle from 3-7 July 2017, closes 31 March.

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Oral History NSW: Hazel de Berg Award

Nominations are now open for Oral History Australia’s Hazel de Berg Award for Excellence in Oral History, closing on Friday 30 June 2017.

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Open House at Cockatoo Island

Join the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust this Sunday 26 March for an open day at Cockatoo Island’s beautifully-restored heritage houses and apartments.

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The Making of the Australian Working Class

Learn more about the rise of Australia’s working class at this special event hosted by Ashfield Library, and presented by the History Council of NSW.

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JOB: Museum Digitisation Officer at Sydney University Museums

Sydney University Museums is looking for a Museum Digitisation Officer to work with its collections in preparation for the Chau Chak Win Museum opening.

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Toll Houses of the Past

Join the City of Canada Bay Heritage Society for a special talk by Dr Pam Lofthouse on Sydney’s 19th century toll houses: Saturday 1 April 2017.

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The Tank Stream Tours: May 2017 Ballot

Join Sydney Living Museums for an exclusive tour of the Sydney Tank Stream, Sydney’s first water supply in the early days of the colony. Enter the ballot!

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Images of Sydney in the 1960s

Join professional photographer and History Council of NSW member Russell Workman for photographic talk at the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts.

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History Week: Annual History Lecture 2017

Our Annual History Lecture 2017, ‘The Popular is Political: struggles over national culture in 1970s Australia’, will be delivered by Michelle Arrow.

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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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