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.


Find our more about our staff, General Council and programs


Support our work by becoming a member or making a donation

History Week

Register or participate in our flagship festival, History Week 2018

Speaker Connect 2018 applications now open!
Speakers and host organisations invited to apply

We are once again running our Speaker Connect program in 2018, connecting 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 will give both organisations and individuals the chance to develop their professional skills and raise the profile of history.

Apply now or find out more

Museums & Galleries NSW Volunteer Museum Grants open

Museums & Galleries NSW have announced they are accepting applications for three grants from the Volunteer Museum Grant Program.

City of Sydney’s 2018 grants and sponsorships

The first round of City of Sydney Council’s 2018 grants and sponsorship program is now open. Applications for these programs close promptly at 5pm on Monday 12 March 2018.

History Council of NSW staff changes

The History Council of NSW is excited to introduce our new Administrative Assistant, Alexandria Hawkins. Amy Way will be continuing her work with us as our new Programs Officer.

Meeting to outline the future of Callan Park

A public meeting about the future of Callan Park will be hosted by Inner West Council at Leichhardt Oval on Thursday 15 February, 6.30pm.

Cooks River: an unnatural history

Join the City of Sydney Historical Association as they host Emeritus Professor Ian Tyrell to tell the story of the oft-forgotten Cooks River: Saturday 10 February 2018, 2:00pm.

Fake Science: Crooks, Cranks and Charlatans

Emeritus Professor Brynn Hibbert, President of The Royal Society of NSW, shares some of the wackier examples of scientific fraud, starting in the Middle Ages in Europe and finishing in Sydney in the 21st Century.

Military History Society NSW – AGM and 50th Anniversary Lecture

The Military History Society of New South Wales host their Annual General Meeting, as well as a special lecture commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the society: Saturday 3 February 2018.

Open Call for Participants: Akira Takayama Project

Share a song or poem – in any language – as part of a special artist project for the 21st Biennale of Sydney at Sydney Town Hall on 28 January 2018.

Learning, Adaptation and The Enlightenment: The Museum

Join Kim McKay AO, Director of the Australian Museum, as she talks about the Museum’s history and evolution as part of the SMSA and Royal Society of NSW’s Enlightenment Series.

Speaker Series: Mirror Sydney by Vanessa Berry

In their popular Speaker Series, Ashfield Library will be hosting Vanessa Berry, author of Mirror Sydney, in conversation with Walter Mason – Friday 16 February.

There are two ways to support the work of the History Council of NSW – become a member and/or donate.

We offer membership benefits including special ticket offers, promotional support, professional development and networking events, the opportunity to register an event for History Week and participate in Speaker Connect, and more.

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