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.

Speaker Connect

Run by members for members, the Speaker Connect program links experts in their field with members of the community.

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

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Value of History Statement

At the Annual History Lecture on 3 September 2019, Dr Stephen Gapps, President of the History Council of NSW, launched the Value of History Statement in New South Wales and called for its endorsement.  This follows the national announcement by the four History Councils of NSW, South Australia, Western Australia and Victoria at the annual meeting of the Australian Historical Association held in Toowoomba on July 11.  The statement emphasises the value of studying the past and telling its stories.

For more information about the Value of History Statement, including how to endorse it, click here.



Featured Event

Lecture | “Imperial Emotions: The Politics of Empathy” | 26 September 2019 | University of Sydney

The University of Sydney will be hosting their biennial lecture in Australian history with guest speaker Professor Jane Lydon, Wesfarmers Chair of Australian History at the University of Western Australia on “Imperial Emotions: The Politics of Empathy”.  Further information can be found here.

When |     Thursday 26th September 2019 | 5:00pm for 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Venue |    The Sibyl Centre, Women’s College, Western Avenue, (Closest Entry: Carillon Avenue), Camperdown Campus, The University of Sydney

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