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 its 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.


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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History in July, with Mark Tedeschi

The Professional Historians of NSW & ACT host Mark Tedeschi, Senior Crown Prosecutor for NSW, for their traditional mid-winter get together: 19 July 2017.

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The History behind SBS’s “Who Do You Think You Are?”

The Blackheath History Forum host Linda Emery to discuss family history and researching for the popular series ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’: 29 July 2017.

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JOB: Research Assistant at Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre

Are you a researcher or a library assistant looking for a casual opportunity? Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre have the job for you!

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City of Sydney’s Glebe digital storytelling workshops

City of Sydney are celebrating 20 years of the Glebe Library with a series of storytelling workshops focussed on digital media and storytelling techniques.

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Voices from the past: meet Martha Anderson

Marian Lorrison shares a scandalous story from the archives ahead of her talk at History Council of NSW workshop at the Orange Readers and Writers Festival.

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Create NSW History Fellowship: Applications now open

Applications now open for Create NSW’s History Fellowship for practitioners to undertake a self-directed program of professional development: closing 7 August.

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COSHA visit St Philip’s – Church Hill

Join the City of Sydney Historical Association for a tour of one of Sydney’s earliest churches: St Philip’s Church, 3 York St. Saturday 8 July 2017.

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Live Webinars with State Archives & Records NSW

State Archives & Records NSW are running a program of free webinars on the wonderful resources in their collections and how to access them.

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RAHS Moree Regional Seminar

The Royal Australian Historical Society and Gwydir Family History Society present the Moree Regional Seminar on research methods and archives: Sat 8 July.

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Charlatan, with Catherine Jinks

Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts and Catherine Jinks explore the chequered past of mesmerist Thomas Guthrie Carr in Australia and NZ from 1865 to 1886.

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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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