Through building knowledge
Through rewarding excellence
We live History
We provide services and programs which aim to build capacity within the history sector and showcase the importance of history.
Newcastle Writers Festival 2019
Memory and Monuments – HCNSW Masterclass
Friday, 5 April 2019, 11.00am – 1.00pm
Level 3, Room x321, NewSpace, University of Newcastle,
cnr Hunter and Auckland Streets, Newcastle.
This masterclass will focus on the ongoing histories of monuments, testing the implications of preservation and removal, and how memorials can be revived, reinterpreted or replaced.
Join the History Council of NSW members, Richard Neville (State Library of NSW) hosting guest speakers Nancy Cushing (University of Newcastle), Stephen Gapps (Australian National Maritime Museum) and Tamson Pietsch (Australian Centre for Public History, UTS) as they share their skills and experience and discuss this timely and somewhat controversial topic. The three speakers will address Captain Cook, counter-memorials and the ‘statue wars’; the memorial to the band on the Titanic in Broken Hill; and the coal monument in Newcastle.
You can find out more about the seminar and how to register here.
Member advantage (exclusively for members and member organisations)
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.