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. From the history makers to the history thinkers, help us continue to keep history alive in New South Wales by supporting the ‘Value of History’.

The History Effect Series

We aim to feature Historians speaking about contemporary issues and events, as well as research and professional development.

Through our Expertise

Run by members for members throughout the year, the Speaker Connect outreach program links experts in their field with members of the community, both in metropolitan and regional locations.

We Value History

The History Councils call on individuals and organisations in Australia to endorse, share, and use this statement about the value of history in contemporary life.

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The History Councils call on individuals and organisations in Australia to endorse, share, and use this statement about the value of history in contemporary life.

The HCNSW believes that History shapes the present and the future.  It fosters the practice of history in all its forms.

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About us and our programs

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Event Calendar

Interactive Calendar of Events

History Week

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#HistoryWeek 2021 event registrations are now open

First launched in 1997 by the History Council of NSW, and now in its 24th year, History Week 2021 will be staged from 4 to 12 September 2021. For History Week 2021 we ask our members to reflect on a period of tumult, and answer the question: “What kind of histories do we most need in our world today to heal the past and usher in fresh hope and possibility for the future?”

Submissions close on Monday, 16 August at 5 pm.

Further details and the online submission form can be found on the webpage.

 

2021 History Council Awards now open

The annual History Awards presented by the History Council of NSW are now open.  Submissions close on Monday, 26 July at 5pm.

Further details and the online submission form can be found on the webpage.

 

Advocacy – the History Councils of Australia

Did you know that the HCNSW is taking a leading role in the History Councils of Australia?

Our latest combined effort is a submission to the Attorney-General’s Department about the Functional and Efficiency Review of the National Archives of Australia (Tune Review).

To find out more about our Advocacy and our Submissions, visit our webpage.

 

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The latest announcements, events, opportunities and projects from the History Council of NSW and its members.

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