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.)

  • Friday, August 17, 2018 at 10:30 AM

    History Roadshow - Ballarat region

    The free History Roadshow tours regional Victoria to deliver a curriculum enrichment program for VCE history students and teachers. The program complies with the HCV's Child Safe policy and is funded by the Strategic Partnership Program of the state government's Department of Education and Training. 

    For students in the Ballarat region, this event offers sessions on Global Empires, Twentieth Century History, Ancient History (Rome), Australian History and Revolutions (French and Russian). (Sessions will be confirmed in response to demand.)

    Precise details are in the Booking Form. Teachers planning to bring their students must book by the closing date of 4 pm on Thursday 9 August 2018.

    General information about the History Roadshow is available here and in this booklet for schools.

    Participation is warmly invited from government, Catholic and independent schools as well as from Distance Education students in the region.

  • Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 06:00 PM · 67 rsvps
    Old Treasury Building in East Melbourne, Australia

    History and fiction

    This seminar probes the boundaries and relationship between history and fiction through the eyes of three practitioners. History is never completely knowable: does this mean reasonable speculation is an essential tool of historical work? Academic historians have long been encouraged to engage their imaginations in reconstructing and understanding the past. Does this differ from the work of historical fiction? If so how? Are they simply complementary approaches to grasping the truths of past human societies? How do writers of historical fiction conceptualise and perform their work of researching and creating characters, explaining events, and weaving narratives? We will hear from three accomplished authors working across different historical periods and places, and using different literary forms:

    Dr Linda Weste is an award-winning poet and author, and tutor in the Creative Writing Program at The University of Melbourne. Her book Nothing Sacred: A novel in verse, explores late Republican Rome.

    Dr Kelly Gardiner is a writer of historical fiction for readers all ages, and lecturer in creative writing at La Trobe University. Her works traverse many periods and settings, ranging from the WWI fields of Flanders in 1917, her most recent book for young readers, to the world of 17th-century opera in Goddess.

    Dr Ali Alidazeh is an accomplished author of both fiction and non-fiction, and a lecturer in literary theory and creative writing at Monash University. His most recent novel, The Last Days of Jeanne d’Arc, was published in 2017.

    The seminar will be convened by Dr Kathleen Neal who lectures in history at Monash University and is a member of the Board of the History Council of Victoria.

    The audience at this seminar will have the opportunity to present their own insights and to ask questions of the panellists.

    Please book your seat at this free event by clicking the RSVP button at the foot of this page. If you see a "Sold Out" button, you can join the wait-list by sending an email to info@historycouncilvic.org.au

    With thanks to the series sponsors, Monash University Publishing and the Monash University History Program:

    Monash University Publishing   Monash University History Program 

    and the organising partners:

    Old Treasury Building     Monash University History Program      HCV

    The 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.

  • Friday, August 31, 2018 at 10:30 AM
    Northern Bay College in Corio, Australia

    History Roadshow - Geelong region

    The free History Roadshow tours regional Victoria to deliver a curriculum enrichment program for VCE history students and teachers. The program complies with the HCV's Child Safe policy and is funded by the Strategic Partnership Program of the state government's Department of Education and Training. 

    For students in the Geelong region, this event offers sessions on Twentieth Century History, Ancient History (Greece), Australian History and Revolutions (Chinese, French and Russian). (Sessions will be confirmed in response to demand.)

    Precise details are in the Booking Form. Teachers planning to bring their students must book by the closing date of 4 pm on Thursday 23 August 2018.

    General information about the History Roadshow is available here and in this booklet for schools.

    Participation is warmly invited from government, Catholic and independent schools as well as from Distance Education students in the region.

     

  • Friday, September 07, 2018 at 10:30 AM
    Galen Catholic College in Wangaratta, Australia

    History Roadshow - Wangaratta region

    The free History Roadshow tours regional Victoria to deliver a curriculum enrichment program for VCE history students and teachers. The program complies with the HCV's Child Safe policy and is funded by the Strategic Partnership Program of the state government's Department of Education and Training. 

    For students in the Wangaratta region, this event offers sessions on Twentieth Century History, Ancient History (Egypt - Unit 2 and Rome - Units 3/4), Australian History and Revolutions (French and Russian). (Sessions will be confirmed in response to demand.)

    Precise details are in the Booking Form. Teachers planning to bring their students must book by the closing date of 4 pm on Thursday 30 August 2018.

    General information about the History Roadshow is available here and in this booklet for schools.

    Participation is warmly invited from government, Catholic and independent schools as well as from Distance Education students in the region.

     

  • Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 10:30 AM
    Girton Grammar School in Bendigo, Australia

    History Roadshow - Bendigo region

    The free History Roadshow tours regional Victoria to deliver a curriculum enrichment program for VCE history students and teachers. The program complies with the HCV's Child Safe policy and is funded by the Strategic Partnership Program of the state government's Department of Education and Training. 

    For students in the Bendigo region, this event offers sessions on Twentieth Century History, Ancient History (Greece), Australian History and Revolutions (Russian). (Sessions will be confirmed in response to demand.)

    Precise details are in the Booking Form. Teachers planning to bring their students must book by the closing date of 4 pm on Tuesday 4 September 2018.

    General information about the History Roadshow is available here and in this booklet for schools.

    Participation is warmly invited from government, Catholic and independent schools as well as from Distance Education students in the region.

     

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