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 provide services and programs which aim to build capacity within the history sector and showcase the importance of history.


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History Week 2018

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Featured events

Making family and local histories global

11am, 6 April | NeW Space, University of Newcastle | Free

Join our guest speakers, Nancy Cushing, Andrew May, Julie McIntyre and Sue Ryan, as they share their skills and experience in connecting family and local histories with current issues and audiences at our free Newcastle Writers Festival masterclass.

How to get a job in History

6:30pm, 16 April | State Library of NSW | Free for members

Can you make a living working as a historian? What does a ‘history professional’ actually do? Our popular ‘How to get a job in history’ seminar is back! Join us for an informal session featuring a diverse range of guest speakers working in the history sector.

Speaker Connect

We connect emerging and established history professionals with community and local government organisations across NSW.

Speaker Connect provides speakers with paid professional speaking opportunities and hosts with high quality speakers and publicity support.

Whether an exciting and thought provoking talk on Australian history, or a professional development workshop, our program is a great chance to develop professional skills and raise the profile of history.

Cathedrals of Industry- Repurposing Industrial Heritage Sites

This week’s episode of GLAMcity historians Laila Ellmoos and Stefan Berger joined Tamson Pietsch and Anna Clark to discuss repurposing industrial heritage sites.

2018 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards: Shortlists announced

The State Library of NSW have announced the contemporary works by leading and emerging Australian writers which have been shortlisted for the 2018 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.

The 1857 Dunbar Disaster

The City of Sydney Historical Association invites you to join them on Saturday 14 April for a guest lecture by historian John Lanser who will tell the story of Sydney’s most famous shipwreck.

2018 Sydney Writers’ Festival program released

The 2018 Sydney Writers’ Festival Program was announced on Thursday March 15 at the new Festival Hub of Carriageworks. The festival will run from Monday 30 April to Sunday 6 May.

Between Two Wharves, Neutral Bay – walking tour

Join the Twentieth Century Heritage Society of NSW & ACT and explore some of the finest Federation era houses to have been built in NSW, Sunday 25 March.

Immersive Histories – Sydney Writers’ Festival

Winners of the 2017 NSW Premier’s History Awards Adam Clulow, Mark McKenna and Peter Hobbins discuss immersing themselves in evidence and place to create rich and engaging narratives.

National Trust Heritage Awards 2018

Nominations are open for the 24th National Trust Heritage Awards. Entries close Friday 30 March 2018.

Campaign to save the FAHS successful

The Federation of Australian Historical Societies have announced the campaign to save the Federation has been successful. After a number of letters, emails and petitions, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP has found a way to provide $80,000 to the FAHS.

How to get a job in History

Can you make a living working as a historian? Our popular How to get a job in history seminar is back! Mon 16 April 2018, 6-8:30pm.

GLAMcity 2018: GLAM Slam Live!

This week’s episode of GLAMcity is a live recording of the Australian Centre for Public History’s GLAM Slam event, which was held on 1 March and brought together curators, collectors, archivist and history enthusiasts.

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