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History Week 2017 (2-10 September) is almost here, with event registration and Speaker Connect deadlines fast approaching! The theme for History Week 2017 is ‘popular culture’. As History Week enters its 20th year, History Council of NSW members are invited to celebrate popular culture across the decades, investigate its construction and analyse its impact on communities and individuals.

How has popular culture, whether it be music, theatre, dance, film, television, sport or fashion, changed over time? Who defines it, and why? What does popular culture mean on an individual, community, regional and national level? How has the ‘digital age’ and 21st century technological change influenced popular culture? Have we entered a ‘new age’ of popular culture with audiences as creators, shifts in authority and more democratic modes of creative expression? Is history now part of popular culture?

If you’re a History Council of NSW member and you’d like to get involved, simply follow the links below to register your event, and either host a speaker or be a speaker in our History Week Speaker Connect program.

The deadline for History Week Speaker Connect applications is Wednesday 31 May 2017.

History Week event registrations will close Friday 30 June 2017.

To find out more about History Week, visit our History Week page, or send an email to our staff at

The History Council of NSW is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

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