The Role of History Today: in our cities, our institutions and our communities

How do we relate to history? What is its relevance to us today?

Hear our expert panel of professional historians tackle some of the challenges of contemporary history practice and consider what it might look like in the future.


Chris Johnston, founding Director of Context Pty Ltd
Professor Andrew May, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne
Dr Lisa Murray, City Historian, City of Sydney

Associate Professor Seamus O’Hanlon, Monash University

This seminar is a free event, but bookings are required via the State Library Victoria booking page

The seminar is part of the ongoing Making Public Histories series, exploring public history within the framework of topical issues in Australia. It is supported by the Professional Historians Association of Australia as a precursor to Working History, the 2016 national conference of the Association. Download the brochure here.

The seminar series is a joint initiative of State Library Victoria, the History Council of Victoria and Monash University. 

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August 18, 2016 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm
State Library Victoria
328 Swanston St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
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Margaret Birtley · · 0418 814 957

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