Now in it’s 20th year, History Week is the History Council of NSW’s flagship event which engages communities across NSW, celebrates the best in community and professional history and highlights history’s important role in our cultural life.
Each year our members collaborate to host events that explore a particular theme. From talks to exhibitions, tours to online engagement, there is something for everyone.
History Week: Pop!
2-10 September 2017
History Council of NSW members are invited to celebrate popular culture across the decades, to investigate its construction and analyse its impact on communities and individuals.
How has popular culture, whether it be music, theatre, dance, film, television, sport or fashion, changed over time? Who defines it, and why? What does popular culture mean on an individual, community, regional and national level?
How has the ‘digital age’ and 21st century technological change influenced popular culture? Have we entered a ‘new age’ of popular culture with audiences as creators, shifts in authority and more democratic modes of creative expression? Is history now part of popular culture?
Film actress Eva Novak and husband-director William Reed on the set of “The Romance of Runnibede”, 1927, by Sam Hood, courtesy State Library of NSW.
History Week aims
To showcase history in an innovative and exciting format
To provide educational experiences that reach students and the general public and promote lifelong learning opportunities
To attract new audiences to history, demonstrating that history is exciting, relevant and all around us
To present audiences with rich and diverse histories relevant to all aspects of our community
History Week 2016
History Week 2015
War, Nationalism and Identity
History Week 2014
The Great War
History Week 2013
History Week 2012
History Week 2011
History Week 2010
Faces in the Street
History Week 2009
Scandals, Crime and Corruption
History Week 2008
The Water’s Edge
History Week 2007
Legacies: Find Your Place In History