We Value History

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’.

About Us

The History Council of New South Wales (HCNSW) was established in 1995.  It is a not-for-profit membership association and a registered charity.  It is supported by Create NSW through an annual grant under the Arts & Cultural Development Program, and through partnerships with large cultural organisations.

Support Us

A not-for-profit association run for the benefit of its members, we provide services and programs, which aim to build capacity within the history sector and showcase the importance of history, and we actively seek the input of our members on our General Council, Executive and associated sub-committees. There are two types of membership and we offer both individuals and organisations.

What we do

The HCNSW believes that History shapes the present and the future. It fosters the practice of history in all its forms. Learn more about our programs and services.

What’s On

The latest announcements, events, opportunities and projects from the History Council of NSW and its members. Become a member and share your history news. Credit (left): Three women on deck of a ship at Anniversary Regatta February 1937, Sam Hood Collection part II, courtesy State Library NSW

Careers in History

#Ep. 2 – Digitial Public Histories, Archives and Media

What does a “history professional” actually do? For many students and early career professionals interested in history, finding employment opportunities beyond their tertiary studies can be both challenging and daunting. Join the History Council of NSW and the Professional Historians Association NSW/ACT with session Chair, Dr Matthew Allen [HCNSW Councillor] for an informal session featuring a diverse range of guest speakers working in the history sector.

Speaker Connect Outreach Program

Our community loves history! These programs offer a great variety and opportunity for learning for our local community.
- Speaker Connect Host Organisation 2020

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