The latest news from across the history community including call outs, awards and prizes,
grants, projects and more.
The University of Sydney will be hosting their biennial lecture in Australian history with guest speaker Professor Jane Lydon, Wesfarmers Chair of Australian History at the University of Western Australia on “Imperial Emotions: The Politics of Empathy”.
The History Council of NSW hosts a program of speakers of outstanding quality and expertise, connecting them with organisations across the state to facilitate the sharing of their wealth of knowledge with the wider community, linking members with member organisations to bring history alive.
The Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts presents a screening of The Trouble with Merle (2002), a documentary about 1930s film star Merle Oberon and her disputed heritage.
The History Councils of New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia have jointly adopted a statement about the Value of History.
The brilliant new Ngarandi app uses geolocation, games and augmented reality to help users learn about local Indigenous histories, culture and knowledge.
The Royal Australian Historical Society is hosting a regional seminar in the seaside city of Shellharbour to learn about local convict history and practical skills for the researching of convict records, including insights into using Trove as well as criminal court records from the UK and NSW.
Join in Campbelltown City Council’s 2019 NAIDOC Week Celebrations with a morning tea, flag raising ceremony, march and festival.
Dr Greg Johnson will explore garden writing in the publications and the writers in the period from 1888 to 1938.
The Royal Australian Historical Society is hosting Dr Craig Wilcox for the next instalment of their 2019 lecture series, in which he will consider what the course of Australian maritime frontier conflict might look like.
The State Library of NSW is hosting a special champagne breakfast to celebrate the awarding of the $25,000 prize. A panel discussion with this year’s shortlisted authors will be led by Caroline Baum, before the prize winner is announced.