History Week 2016: Neighbours
3-11 September 2016 | #HistoryWeek16
The theme of neighbours is crucial to our understanding of the past’s impact on the present. It includes stories of individuals, families and communities living near one another and links between adjoining suburbs, regions and countries. As the success of the Australian television program Neighbours shows, the theme has long been a significant component of popular culture. It shaped imagination and memories, created identities and was a source of both conflict and friendship.
How important were class, the economy, gender, governments, the media, race, religion and sport in the formation of ideas regarding neighbours? How have attitudes regarding a nation’s geographic neighbours determined defence, foreign, immigration, refugee and trade policies? Did new types of communication and transport from the nineteenth century onwards radically alter how neighbours and neighbourhoods were perceived? In 2016 History Week focuses on these and other related questions.
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The Annual History Lecture is one of the History Council of NSW’s main events, this year delivered by Professor Heather Goodall for History Week.
History Council NSW is proud to be collaborating with the Department of Modern History, Macquarie University on this symposium for History Week 2016.
History Week is upon us and we’ve had over 55 registrations! History Council of NSW would like to thank its members and invite more to register now.
Annual History Lecture
Neighbours – and heroes
When: 6pm, Wedesday 7 September 2016
Where: The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street, Sydney
Tickets: $45 HCNSW members / $50 General admission (excl fees)
Contact: 02 9252 8715, firstname.lastname@example.org
How have Australians thought of themselves as ‘neighbours’ in the Asia-Pacific region? Professor Heather Goodall will look at how many Australians have had the courage to cross borders – taking risks to build relationships across old borders and new borders, cultural borders and ethnic borders. Find out more
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. Member organisations in regional and suburban NSW are offered the opportunity to receive speakers during History Week. The History Council of NSW will provide event management and publicity support and cover the speakers’ travel costs.
The History Council of NSW offers an honorarium to all speakers for their services. Alternatively, speakers can contribute their fee as a donation towards program costs. The History Council of NSW will cover travel costs for speakers within NSW.
Applications for the program have now closed. Program to be announced.
Community Sporting Histories
Inclusion, Exclusion and Authority
When: 6-7:30pm, 5 September 2016 (screening of documentary film, Scrum), 9:45am-4:30pm, 6 September 2016 (symposium)
Where: Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library of NSW
Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
Cost: $29.59 (includes admission to film screening)
The History Council of NSW is proud to be collaborating with the Department of Modern History, Macquarie University on this symposium and film screening in celebration of History Week. Community Sporting Histories: Inclusion, Exclusion and Authority will draw together historians working on local, community and intimate histories of sport in Australia to ponder the tensions between the ideal of community, the politics of difference and the writing of history. Find out more
About History Week
To showcase history in an innovative and exciting format
To provide educational experiences that reach students and the general public and promote lifelong learning opportunities
To attract new audiences to history, demonstrating that history is exciting, important and all around us
To present audiences with rich and diverse history that is relevant to all aspects of our community