Events

This calendar lists all upcoming public events that are being organised by the History Council of Victoria (HCV), plus events that are added by our Friends and Members.

If you are a Friend or a Member of the HCV and you're organising an event in Victoria, Australia that relates to History, you are welcome to publicise it here. Click on the 'Host your own event' button at the foot of this page to get started. Please note that there may be a delay (for moderation) before your event becomes visible on the website. (People who haven't yet signed up to the Friends are warmly invited to do so.)

  • Tuesday, March 06, 2018 at 06:00 PM · 70 rsvps
    Old Treasury Building in East Melbourne, Australia

    Podcasting History

    Two history podcasters will play and discuss recent history podcasts, and consider the nature, significance and impact of this burgeoning media for making and sharing histories. 

    Emma Lancaster is an award-winning multi-platform journalist and Executive Producer of two podcasts for the Australian Centre for Public History at the University of Technology Sydney: History Lab, an investigative Australian history podcast and GLAMcity, a weekly radio talk show hosted by historians about galleries, libraries, archives and museums in the Greater Sydney region. 

    Andrew J. May, Professor of History at the University of Melbourne, directs the Melbourne History Workshop, a studio-based research collaboratory that provides innovative and rigorously historical research, postgraduate training, industry collaboration and community-facing projects. Recent projects include the My Marvellous Melbourne podcast.

    This seminar will be convened by Alistair Thomson from History at Monash University.

    Please book your seat at this free event by clicking the RSVP button at the foot of this page.

    Update, 9 February 2018: This event is close to being fully booked. If you see a 'Sold Out' message, you are welcome to join the waitlist by sending an email request to: info@historycouncilvic.org.au

    This seminar is part of an ongoing series, Making Public Histories, that is offered jointly by the Monash University History Program, the History Council of Victoria and the Old Treasury Building. Each seminar aims to explore issues and approaches in making public histories. The seminars are open, free of charge, to anyone interested in the creation and impact of history in contemporary society. Click HERE to learn about other events in the series.

     

     

  • Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    The University of Melbourne

    Big History lecture

    The History Council of Victoria is delighted to be co-hosting, with the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne, the 2018 Kathleen Fitzpatrick Lecture.

    The lecture will be on the topic of Big History and delivered by Professor David Christian from Macquarie University. Click HERE to learn more about Professor Christian and his work.

    Please save the date! 

    This will be a free public lecture. It will be followed by the announcement of the winner of the 2018 Ernest Scott Prize.

    Further details about the event (including specific timing, location and how to RSVP) will be published here and also by The University of Melbourne, as soon as they are confirmed.

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  • Tuesday, May 08, 2018 at 06:00 PM · 24 rsvps
    Old Treasury Building in East Melbourne, Australia

    Material Culture: Stories from Objects

    Aust Heritage Festival organisers 

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    We live in a material world, as the songs say, but decoding the objects of the past is not always straightforward. In this seminar, two leading practitioners reflect on the stories they have teased from objects.

    Sarah Hayes is a prominent historical archaeologist who researches quality of life and social mobility in 19th-century Victoria through the lives, homes and rubbish of everyday people. She is a Research Fellow in Archaeology and History at La Trobe University and has a passion for making archaeological collections more visible. Margaret Anderson is a senior museum historian with a specialist interest in women’s history. Sarah and Margaret are collaborating on a new exhibition for the Old Treasury Building, Gold in Victoria: 20 Objects, 20 Stories.

    The discussion will be chaired by Margaret Birtley, Executive Officer of the History Council of Victoria and experienced museum consultant.

    Please book your seat at this free event by clicking the RSVP button at the foot of this page.

    This seminar is an event in the 2018 Australian Heritage Festival, organised by the National Trusts of Australia.

    The seminar is also part of an ongoing series, Making Public Histories, that is offered jointly by the Monash University History Program, the History Council of Victoria and the Old Treasury Building. Each seminar aims to explore issues and approaches in making public histories. The seminars are open, free of charge, to anyone interested in the creation and impact of history in contemporary society. Click HERE to learn about other events in the series.

    Alarming Prospect - by Leech

    Zealous Gold Diggers by artist S T GillSly Grog Shanty by artist S T GillDigger's Wedding in Melbourne by artist S T Gill

    The upper work, Alarming Prospect: Single Ladies off to the Diggings, 1853, is by artist John Leech.

    The remaining three works are by artist S T Gill: 'Zealous gold diggers', 'Sly grog shanty' and 'Digger's wedding in Melbourne'.

    All images are from the collections of State Library Victoria.

     

     

  • Monday, June 04, 2018 at 09:00 AM through June 07, 2018
    Melbourne Meat Market in North Melbourne, Australia

    Agents of Change

    The 2018 national conference of Museums Galleries Australia will be held in Melbourne.

    See the conference website for full details: http://mga2018.org.au/

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