History Roadshow

What is the History Roadshow?

The History Roadshow is a free program of presentations tailored to regional Victorian students of History in Years 11 and 12. The program aims to provide VCE students with rich curriculum-related opportunities to engage with specialist academic and professional historians.


This year the History Roadshow was fully online.

Australian History 

Transformations: Colonial society to nation

Area of Study 1:   The reshaping of Port Phillip District / Victoria, 1834 - 1860 with Professor Richard Broome

Area of Study 2:   Making a people and a nation 1890 - 1920 with Professor Graeme Davison

Transformations: Old certainties and new visions

Area of Study 1:   Crises that tested the nation 1929 - 1945 with Geraldine Carrodus

Area of Study 2:   Voices for change 1965 – 2000 with Professor Sean Scalmer

Revolutions – The French Revolution of 1789 

Area of Study 1:   Causes of revolution with Professor Peter McPhee

Area of Study 2:   Consequences of revolution with Professor Peter McPhee

Revolutions – The Russian Revolution of October 1917 

Area of Study 1:   Causes of revolution with Dr Julie Fedor

Area of Study 2:   Consequences of revolution with Professor Mark Edele

Revolutions - China 

Area of Study 1:   Causes of revolution with Dr Rebecca Cairns

Area of Study 2:   Consequences of revolution with Dr Rebecca Cairns

Ancient History Units 3&4 

Living in an Ancient Society with Professor Tim Parkin

Ancient History Units 1&2 

Ancient Mesopotamia: Development of Writing with Associate Professor Andrew Jamieson

Ancient Mesopotamia: Rise of the Assyrian Empire with Associate Professor Andrew Jamieson

Ancient Egypt: Narmer Palette with Associate Professor Andrew Jamieson

Ancient Egypt: Deir el-Bahri with Associate Professor Andrew Jamieson

Global Empires 

Unit 2: Empires at Work with Dr Richard Trembath 


Click HERE for background information about this long-running and successful program.

Dr Rhiannon Evans presents on Ancient RomeDr Rhiannon Evans from La Trobe University presenting on Ancient Rome
to students gathered at the Christian College in Geelong, September 2017.

What feedback have you had in past years?

Highly experienced university lecturers and professional historians offer dynamic presentations directly relevant to the VCE history curriculum in Global Empires, Twentieth Century History, Ancient History, Australian History and Revolutions. 

Click HERE to see details of the program in 2019 and in previous years. 

Participating teachers commented:

The presenter was so knowledgeable and engaging.

The presenter's energy and enthusiasm was infectious and he provided a realistic perspective.

A wonderful overview of the successes of the time period.

A variety of primary sources provided.

I liked the lecture style presentation and providing a taste of university life.

Ideas / views / approach of a different teacher.

The presentation was good for reinforcing information as well as providing new insights.

A fantastic opportunity for students to access information from leading academics which is not available elsewhere.

Adrian_Jones.jpgAssociate Professor Adrian Jones from La Trobe University
presenting at Matthew Flinders Girls Secondary College.

For more information about the History Roadshow, please contact:

Alicia Cerreto
Executive Officer, History Council of Victoria Inc
Mobile: 0422 519 322
Email: [email protected]

The History Roadshow is developed and delivered by the History Council of Victoria with funding from the Victorian Government's Department of Education and Training Strategic Partnerships Program.

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