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2-10 September 2017

The History Council of NSW is excited to announce 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, to 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?

History Week will explore these questions and many more from 2 to 10 September 2017.

PLEASE NOTE: you or your organisation must be a member of the History Council of NSW to register an event as part of History Week. It is through the support of our members, partners and supporters that History Week is made possible. Become a member today!


Important Deadlines

  • 31 March 2017 – applications close for the History Council of NSW’s annual awards and prizes
  • 31 May 2017 – expressions of interest for History Week Speaker Connect program close
  • 30 June 2017 – event registrations close
  • July 2017 – History Week promotions commence
  • August 2017 – final History Week downloadable program released. Download the History Week 2016 program here (2MB pdf).

Image: Dancing group, “the Dandies” – possibly Branscombe’s Dandies, c1922 Glen Innes, NSW, courtesy State Library of NSW.

The History Council of NSW is supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW

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