Historical Obsessions

What makes one historian enchanted by the Middle Ages and another obsessed with Stalingrad? Winners of the 2015 NSW Premier’s History Awards Alan Atkinson, Carolyn Holbrook and Babette Smith reveal to Caroline Butler-Bowdon how and why they fell in love with their subjects. Presented by the History Council of NSW at the Sydney Writers’ Festival.

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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.

New home for the Dictionary of Sydney

The Dictionary of Sydney is entering a new partnership with the State Library of NSW and will move its main website to a new platform at the library.

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First Footprints Along the Parramatta River

The RAHS and archaeologist Jillian Comber discuss Aboriginal history and survival on the Parramatta River, and modern Parramatta’s rapid development.

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Workshop: Capturing Memories: Oral History in the Digital Age

Oral History NSW workshop trains you to undertake your own oral history interviews and to record experiences and memories of the past.

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Eric Sidoti – The Way of the Reformer

Eric Sidoti from the Whitlam Institute examines how 21st Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, was shaped by his times and how he, in turn, shaped modern Australia.

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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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