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.)

  • Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 08:30 AM through February 02, 2018
    RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia

    Remaking Cities Conference

    Remaking Cities, the 14th Urban History Planning History (UHPH) conference is inspired by Melbourne as an exemplar of cities that are continually remade: as a centre of manufacturing, as a city built on land and infrastructure speculation, and as a place that has been remade over the long-established land-based practices of the Kulin nation.

    Manufacturing was central to the social, spatial and economic development of Australasia’s nineteenth-century cities. The decline of manufacturing has had a significant effect on urban environments and urban lives, as has the rise of the financial, service and cultural sectors. In the post-manufacturing era, cities have had to again reinvent themselves in response to the challenges of new internal circumstances and of external forces of change.Underpinning the making and re-making of Melbourne and other Australasian cities are the processes of settler colonialism and speculation on stolen Indigenous lands. The long shadow cast by colonisation challenges us to imagine how cities can be remade in a just and shared future, and the role of planning within this.

    Keynote Speakers:

    • ROSE HOLLEY Special Collections and Digital Curator, UNSW Canberra
    • CHRIS GIBSON Professor of Human Geography and Director, UOW Global Challenges Program
    • BEN SCHRADER Wellington Author and Historian
    • JEFA GREENAWAY Founding Director of Greenaway Architects & Indigenous Architecture and Design Victoria

    The conference is hosted at RMIT University by the RMIT Centre for Urban Research in Melbourne. Click HERE for more information, and HERE to register your attendance.



  • 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:

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