History Roadshow 2023

Tuesday, August 01, 2023 at 12:00 AM through December 29, 2023

Event contact

Alicia Cerreto


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 program will be offered both online and in-person.

In 2023 we are offering two ways to be part of the Roadshow:

An in-person event in Ballarat, 9.30am - 3.30pm on Sunday 27 August covering Modern History, Australian History and Revolutions (France, Russia, China and US). Hear from expert historians and attend a special showcase of Victorian history and heritage organisations. Morning tea supplied, BYO lunch. Location: (Building G) SMB Campus, Federation University, Lydiard Street South Ballarat VIC 3350

A series of online lectures covering Modern History, Australian History, Revolutions (France, Russia, China and US), Ancient History plus History Resources (a collection of general resources relating to teaching, studying and working in history). Hear from expert historians and utilise the lectures through term time, revision and all the way up until after exams.

Ballarat bookings here: https://www.historycouncilvic.org.au/2023_history_roadshow_calendar 

Online bookings here: https://www.historycouncilvic.org.au/2023_hr_online 

Find out more here: https://www.historycouncilvic.org.au/history_roadshow 


We look forward to having you with us!

Metro teachers and students are also welcome to register.

The History Council of Victoria acknowledges the support of the Department of Education and Training, Victoria, through the Strategic Partnerships Program.

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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.

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The History Council of Victoria acknowledges the State Library of Victoria and the Public Record Office Victoria for supply of the archival images that appear on this website.

We acknowledge the National Film and Sound Archive for the right to use of the video footage on the home page, titled "Melbourne: Life in Australia (1966)".

Image credits

  • Italian sailors on ship at Port Melbourne 1938, Argus Newspaper Collection of Photographs, State Library of Victoria
  • Chinese procession in Collins near Elizabeth Street 1901, Harvie & Sutcliffe, photographers, State Library of Victoria
  • People’s homes, Aboriginal station Coranderrk 1878, Fred Kruger Photographer, State Library of Victoria
  • Chinese nurses at Children’s Hospital under scholarship 1947, Argus Newspaper Collection of Photographs, State Library of Victoria
  • Ladies physical culture class VRI Melbourne c1931, Public Record Office Victoria VPRS 12903/P0001, 011/02
  • Melbourne Cup, Derby and Oaks Day, Flemington Racecourse 1936, Public Record Office Victoria VPRS 12903/P0001/4802, 372/30
  • Flinders Street viaduct at foot of Market Street with advertisement for McRobertson’s Chocolate on bridge, Public Record Office Victoria VPRS 12800/P0003, ADV 1342