Welcome to the History Council of NSW

History Week 2017: Pop!

The History Council of NSW is delighted to announce the theme for History Week 2017 is popular culture!

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Speaker Connect: new and improved!

The History Council of NSW is expanding its popular Speaker Connect program to take place throughout the year! Applications now open.

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Welcome to the History Council of NSW

Our vision is to ensure that history, in all its diverse forms, is an important part of the cultural life of the people and communities of New South Wales.

We aim to achieve this by pursuing our goals in the five key areas: advocacy, awareness, diversity, excellence and outreach.

Find out more about us, our programs or membership.

History Week 2017: Pop!

Now in it’s 20th 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 New South Wales.

History Week 2017 invites members to celebrate popular culture across the decades, investigate its construction and analyse its impact on communities and individuals.
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Featured event

Sydney Writers’ Festival: Documenting Hardship
Thursday 25 May 2017, 3-4pm | FREE

Join us at the Sydney Writers’ Festival as winners of the 2016 NSW Premier’s History Awards – Ann McGrath, Stuart Macintyre and Tanya Evans – reveal to Caroline Butler-Bowdon how they have explored sensitive historical subjects.

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Job: Head of Indigenous Relations – Sydney Living Museums

Sydney Living Museums are seeking a full-time Head of Indigenous Relations. Applications close 11:59pm Monday 29 May 2017.

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Job: Assistant Curator – Sydney Living Museums

Sydney Living Museums are seeking an Assistant Curator to join their Aboriginal Interpretation Projects team. Applications close 11:59pm Monday 29 May 2017.

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Courting: A History of Love and Law in Australia

The State Library of NSW explores the lives of the nearly 1000 Australians who, between 1823-1975, sued their partners for breach of promise of marriage.

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The Many Lives of Charles Ormsby

City of Canada Bay Heritage Society and Sue Castrique explore the uncommon career of Charles Ormsby, Cockatoo Island superintendent from 1842-1859.

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Inside History Photo-dating Website

Inside History magazine are calling for name suggestions for their upcoming image-dating website, developed in is partnership with State Library of NSW.

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Create NSW Funding Info Sessions

Create NSW will host info sessions throughout May to provide funding information for those seeking to undertake arts, culture and screen projects in NSW.

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Audition for ABC TV’s Hard Quiz

Do you have specific area of interest – a topic no one knows more about than you? Audition for ABC TV’s new season of Hard Quiz, with Tom Gleeson.

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RAHS Excursion to the Australian National Maritime Museum

The Royal Australian Historical Society visit the Australian National Maritime Museum, national centre for maritime collections, exhibitions and research.

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Deadlines for History Week 2017 fast approaching!

History Week: Pop! (2-10 September 2017) is almost here. Event registrations close 30 June, applications for History Week Speaker Connect close 31 May.

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Job: Historian – Maitland City Council project

Maitland City Council are looking for a historian to work on a fascinating project focussed on Maitland in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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There are two ways to support the work of the History Council of NSW – become a member and/or donate.

The History Council of NSW offers membership benefits including special ticket offers, promotional support, professional development and networking events, the opportunity to register an event for History Week, and more.

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