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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History Council launches Internship Program

The History Council of NSW is excited to announce the launch of its new student Internship Program. Applications now open!

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Welcome to the History Council of New South Wales

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 about us, our General Council, Awards and Prizes or Speaker Connect program.

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 the 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. Find out more.

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Remembering Jill Roe (1940-2017)

Jill Roe, the highly regarded and much loved Australian historian and History Council of NSW Life Member, died at her Pearl Beach home on 12 January 2017.

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How to get a job in History

Can you make a living working as a historian? The History Council of NSW hosts an informal session featuring talks from a range of history professionals.

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Summoned by Bells: Ron Ringer

Historian and History Council of NSW member Ron Ringer’s new book explores the ministry and history of St Jude’s Church in Randwick, from 1865 to 2015.

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Hitler’s Lost Spy: City of Sydney Historical Association

Join the City of Sydney Historical Association as author Grey Clancy uncovers the little known story of Annette Wagner, a Nazi spy hidden in Australia.

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City of Parramatta: New Dates – Request for Quotation

The City of Parramatta Council are seeking individuals or groups to investigate, confirm and document elements of Parramatta’s history: apps. close 31Jan17.

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Independent Minds: A history of St George Girls High School

Professional historian and HCNSW member Pauline Curby publishes Independent Minds, a history of St George Girls High School, with NewSouth Books.

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History Council launches Internship Program

The History Council of NSW launches its new Internship Program, providing opportunities for students to gain experience in a history organisation.

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Arts NSW History Fellowship 2016

Northern Rivers historian Dr Kate Gahan has been awarded the prestigious 2016 NSW History Fellowship for a self-directed professional development program.

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Speaker Connect 2017: new and improved!

The History Council of NSW is expanding its Speaker Connect program, a popular part of the History Week festival, to take place throughout the year.

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Call for entries: Humour Writing Prize and National Biography Award

Entries are now open for the State Library of NSW’s $10,000 Russell Prize for Humour Writing and the $25,000 National Biography Award 2017.

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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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