Historical Obsessions

What makes one historian enchanted by the Middle Ages and another obsessed with Stalingrad? The History Council of NSW presented a panel session at the Sydney Writers’ Festival. Alan Atkinson, Carolyn Holbrook and Babette Smith revealed to Caroline Butler-Bowdon how and why they fell in love with their subjects.

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Are you a member of the History Council of NSW or just interested in our work? We want to hear from you! Take a minute to fill out this survey and let us know what you want to see more of in our programs, events and mandate.

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Speaker Connect

During History Week 2016 the History Council of NSW is once again offering the Speaker Connect program, which aims to connect professional and academic historians with suburban and regional organisations.

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Welcome to the History Council of New South Wales

We are the peak body in NSW for historical organisations and those interested and concerned about the past. We give history a voice.

In successfully pursuing our goals in the five key areas of advocacy, awareness, encouraging diversity, rewarding excellence and outreach, we aim to ensure that history in all its forms is a part of life, in policy and in practice, throughout NSW.

Now in it’s 19th year and our flagship event, History Week, engages a range of audiences by showcasing the rich, diverse history being produced by organisations and individuals across the state. Each year, our members collaborate to host events that explore a particular theme in a variety of formats. From talks to exhibitions, tours to online engagement, there is something for everyone.

Job Opportunities: Sydney Living Museums

History Council NSW’s cultural partner Sydney Living Museums has two part-time positions on offer in their programs unit. Applications close 3 June 2016.

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Swimming with the Spit: 100 Years of the Spit Amateur Swim Club

Tanya Evans discusses this community authored, supported and funded book that shows how Mosman residents and swimmers helped change the face of swimming.

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A Little Solstice Sitting

Join the Parliament of NSW and Emeritus Curator Paul Brunton on the Winter Solstice to celebrate 200 years since the completion of the Sydney Rum Hospital.

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Wollongong Goes Digital

A large museum collaboration project in the Wollongong region has resulted in a fascinating new website to showcase significant local objects and stories.

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Our audience is passionate about history – they read, they research, they write, they publish, and they travel – here is an opportunity to tap into their passion.

Our membership includes the opportunity to post news and events on our website, social media platforms with over 2,000 followers and in our e-newsletter of almost 2,000 subscribers.

We also offer advertising opportunities through our website, contact us to find out more.

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