The History Council of Victoria Incorporated (HCV) is the peak body for history in the Australian state of Victoria. Our vision is to connect Victorians with history and to inspire engagement with the past, their identity and the world today. We champion the work of historians and the value of history. We recognise that history can be written about any place, any person, any period. We advocate why history matters. Read more about our work...
HCV Annual Lecture
- ‘I don’t hold a hose, mate’: Power and sentiment in the Australian Federation presented by Dr Carolyn Holbrook
- Book here: https://www.historycouncilvic.org.au/2021_annual_lecture
VCE History Roadshow
- Join us for a free and online History Roadshow in 2021.
- Book here: https://www.historycouncilvic.org.au/history_roadshow
Book for November's Making Public Histories here: https://www.historycouncilvic.org.au/child_labour_and_slavery
Watch the recording of our Making Public Histories events on our YouTube channel.
- Our Book+Author events will return in 2022, see more here: https://www.historycouncilvic.org.au/hcv_book_club
- Past authors have included Alexis Bergantz, Gideon Haigh, Lizzie Collingham, Grace Karskens and John Merriman
Our submission to the ACARA - Australian Curriculum Review.
Open letter to PM Scott Morrison on the funding of the National Archives, signed by HCV Chair Peter McPhee.
Statement from Professor Peter McPhee and letter to The Age about the funding crisis facing the National Archives.
Article from Professor Peter McPhee about the National Archives in the Australian Book Review.
Find out about celebrating advocacy here: Jane Hansen Prize for History Advocacy
The combined History Councils of Australia submission to the Attorney-General’s Department about the Functional & Efficiency Review of the National Archives of Australia (Tune Review).
- Join us as a champion for history, help us advocate for the value of history, the importance of history education and the work of historians.
- Get access to our Book+Author Book Club, earlybird event bookings and book discounts.