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, July 09, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Old Treasury Building in East Melbourne, Australia

    Dark sides of sport

    Although the sub-field of sport history has often focused on sport’s positive aspects, sport has always had a darker side, involving cheating, doping, high-stakes betting, suspicious performances and other scandals. In this panel discussion, case studies based on recent research will be used to explore the nature and extent of match-fixing, bribery and corruption across a range of sports from an historical perspective.

    Amanda Smith will facilitate the discussion. She created The Sports Factor for ABC Radio National in 1995 and presented that program from its inception through to 2002, forging a whole new approach to sports broadcasting. Amanda currently presents Sporty for RN. 

    Panellists:

    Roy Hay (Honorary Fellow, Deakin University)

    Dr Mathew Turner (Contemporary Histories Research Group, Deakin University)

    Dr Rob Hess (Adjunct Associate Professor, Victoria University)

    Bookings for this free event are now open. To reserve your seat, please complete the RSVP details at the foot of this page.

     

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

    Monash University Publishing - some current titles   Monash University History Program 

    and to 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.

  • Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Old Treasury Building in East Melbourne, Australia

    The Past, Present and Future of Victorian Indigenous Languages

    With 2019 designated as the UN's International Year of Indigenous Languages, this public event will explore the destruction, survival, recovery and use of Victorian indigenous languages, and the use of Indigenous language in historical research and production. 

    Aunty Lee Healy (Dhagung Wurrung Elder and Education Officer/Linguist at the Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages) will reflect on her work in the recovery and use of a Victorian Indigenous language. (Click HERE to read a recent SMH article about her work.)

    Alice Gaby (Associate Professor in Linguistics at Monash University) will consider the broader history and future of Indigenous languages around Australia. 

    Leonie Stevens (Monash Indigenous Studies Centre and author of 'Me Write Myself': The Free Aboriginal Inhabitants of Van Diemen's Land at Wybalenna, 1832-47) will consider the effects of European settlement on indigenous languages and how historians might use recovered languages. 

    Alistair Thomson, President of Oral History Australia, will facilitate the discussion.

    Bookings for this free seminar will open on 1 July 2019.

     

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

    Monash University Publishing - some current titles   Monash University History Program 

    and to 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.

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