History Week

Oct
16
Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 12:00 PM through October 23, 2016

Location

Royal Historical Society of Victoria
239 A'Beckett St
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Australia
Google map and directions

Event contact

Gerardine Horgan
93269288

HISTORY WEEK 2016

BRINGS VICTORIA’S COLOURFUL PAST TO LIFE

 

Victoria’s wide and wonderful past looks set to come alive next week thanks to the hundreds of events in store at this year’s History Week (16-23 October). Events that celebrate our heritage are being held across the state with something to appeal to everyone.

During History Week, Victorians can:

  • see the fascinating change in Melbourne’s suburban life at the stunning new Remembering the ‘Burbs 1850 – 1960 exhibition
  • meet well-known lawyers, murderers, a slain police officer and robbery victims now at rest in Bell Street
  • explore the stories of early Victoria’s many wild colonial boys, including the St Kilda Gang, the Plenty Gang and the Kelly Gang
  • discover the history of Melbourne’s edgy seaside suburb, St Kilda, through two very different lenses
  • discuss the meaning and power of place in Australia’s historical narrative
  • commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Melbourne Olympics and step into the shoes of an Argus Newspaper sports journalist
  • be transported back to Marvellous Melbourne with one of Australia’s most influential historians
  • join makers from all of the Yarra Ranges to recreate a time when clothes were made to last
  • enjoy an online exhibition of stirrers with style and learn other stories of women leaders

and much more.

“Victoria has a fascinating past and History Week gives us an opportunity to get out and explore all those things we may not know,” the executive officer of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, Kate Prinsley, said.

The week, which is coordinated by the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, features history-making events, engaging discussions, country adventures and walking tours all designed to open a window into our past.

People with a special interest in history are invited to join the Society to take advantage of additional benefits, such as free monthly talks, assistance with historical research, subscriptions to history publications and free admission to society exhibitions.

The Royal Historical Society of Victoria gratefully acknowledges the support of the Vera Moore Foundation.

To find out more about History Week events across the state, visit www.historyweek.org.au  or follow us on social media at www.twitter.com/historyvictoria and www.facebook.com/historyvictoria

 

 

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The History Council of Victoria Incorporated (HCV) is the peak body for history in the Australian state of Victoria. Its vision is to connect Victorians with history and to inspire engagement with the past, their identity and the world today. The HCV champions the work of historians and the value of history. It recognises that history can be written about any place, any person, any period. The HCV advocates why history matters.


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Events

Our calendar lists all upcoming public events arranged by the History Council of Victoria (HCV), plus events in Victoria, Australia, that are added by our Friends and Members.

If you are organising an event that relates to History, we encourage you to publicise it on our website.


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Advocacy

As the peak body for history in Victoria, the History Council makes submissions on current issues. In doing this, the HCV Board is guided by its Advocacy Policy and by the Value of History, a statement developed co-operatively by the HCV and the History Councils of New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia.


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Prizes

Since 2015, the HCV has been pleased to sponsor the Years 9 and 10 category of the Historical Fiction Competition organised by the History Teachers' Association of Victoria.


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The HCV was formed as an advisory body in 2001 and incorporated in 2003. It comprises representatives from cultural and educational institutions and heritage bodies; history teachers and curriculum advisors; academic and professional historians; and local, Indigenous, community and specialist history organisations.

As the peak body for history, the HCV has both ‘outward-looking’ roles (including advocacy and representation to government and the wider community, consultation, community education, and networking with allied interest groups) and ‘inward-looking’ roles (including member support, information dissemination, and networking between members).

 
 

 

 

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