Registration is now open for the Professional Historians Australia (PHA) 2016 conference Working History, to take place on 19-20 August 2016, in Graduate House, Melbourne.

The PHA are calling for registrations and want to hear about the challenges, triumphs, failures and lessons that you have learned working as a professional historian. The conference will be a dynamic mix of papers, lightning presentations, panel discussions, debates, forums and exhibitions, exploring the following questions:

History: Now

What’s happening in history practice now?  What are some of the tensions, challenges, dilemmas and wisdoms that come with working in history today?

History: How?

How do we communicate history?  How does digital history compare to traditional methods?  Is there still a role for books, radio and television? How important is technology in history?

History:  Whose?

Who are we doing history for? What role does history play in benefiting communities, organisations, individuals?  Should historians weigh in on discussions on policy, planning and heritage?  What are our responsibilities?

History:  Where to?

Our job is discussing the past, but what about the future? What challenges and new practices will we face?  Who might we be working for? And what will working in history be like in 20 or 50 years time?

Don’t miss out, register now!

When: 19-20 August 2016
Where: Graduate House
Melbourne, Victoria
Cost: Members $80 per day
Non-members $110 per day
Students $65 per day.

Contact workinghistory@phavic.org.au with any enquiries, or see the list of Guest Speakers.

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