Since 2015, the HCV has been pleased to sponsor the Years 9 and 10 category of the Historical Fiction Competition organised by the History Teachers' Association of Victoria.
In 2020, the HCV inaugurated the Jane Hansen Prize for History Advocacy.
In 2021, the HCV inaugurated the Lynette Russell Prize for First Peoples' History in Schools.
Many career pathways benefit from the study of history at post-secondary level.
Click HERE to discover a number of job titles where historians have made an impact.
In addition, Careers in Humanities resources highlight the key skills that students develop when they study Humanities, as well as the career pathways they can pursue.
This free-to-download collection is designed to help students and parents understand how studying Humanities subjects can lead to strong employment prospects, in-demand skills, personal growth and community wellbeing.
It is hoped that these resources will be used to inspire young people to continue studying the Humanities, or to foster their passion for these wonderful subjects. The flyers can be distributed at subject-selection events and careers fairs, posted up in Humanities classrooms and staff rooms, or shared with school and university careers counsellors.
These resources were created by project partners from the History Teachers’ Association of Victoria, the Geography Teachers’ Association of Victoria, Social Education Victoria, the Victorian Association for Philosophy in Schools, the History Council of Victoria, Humanities 21, and the Professional Historians Association (Victoria & Tasmania).
The project partners would like to acknowledge the support of the Victorian Government and the Department of Education and Training.
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Sarah Morris joined the History Council of Victoria in March 2020, representing the Australian Museums and Galleries Association, Victoria.
Sarah brings over 20 years of experience in the Australian museums and galleries sector, across performing arts, visual arts, and social history institutions. She has worked with state collections, local government, and international cultural programs; and has extensive curatorial, programming and exhibition development experience. Prior to her role of Executive Director at AMaGA Victoria, she was a member of the leadership team for the Australian Performing Arts Collection, Arts Centre Melbourne.
Professor David Lowe FASSA joined the History Council of Victoria in May 2020, representing Deakin University, and became Deputy Chair of the Board in September 2020.
David is Chair of Contemporary History in the Faculty of Arts and Education at Deakin University, and a Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge. He has published widely on the history of Australia in the world and on international history and memory, including Menzies and the Great World Struggle (1999), Australian between Empires: The Life of Percy Spender (2010), Remembering the Cold War (with Tony Joel, 2013), and Remembering Independence (with Carola Lentz, 2018). In 2015 he was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.
David is co-founder of the Australian Policy and History network (https://aph.org.au) and was Visiting Professor in Australian Studies at the University of Tokyo, 2019-20.
Dr Yves Rees joined the History Council of Victoria in May 2020, representing La Trobe University.
Yves is a Lecturer in History at La Trobe and co-host of the history podcast Archive Fever. Yves has published widely across Australian gender, transnational and economic history, and also writes on transgender identity and politics. Yves is a regular contributor to ABC radio and The Conversation, and their work has appeared in the Australian Book Review, Overland, Guardian Australia, Inside Story and Archer.
Dr Annette Shiell joined the History Council of Victoria (HCV) in February 2020, representing the National Trust of Australia (Victoria), where she is the Executive Manager Collections & Cultural Projects.
Annette is a curator and historian with a background in art and craft, Australian history and popular culture. Her personal and professional interests include ephemera, textiles and domestic material culture. She is the author/editor of several publications including Bonzer: Australian Comics 1900 - 1990s and Fundraising Flirtation and Fancywork: Charity Bazaars in Nineteenth Century Australia.
In May 2020, the HCV Board appointed Alicia Cerreto as the Deputy Executive Officer, following the news of Margaret Birtley’s retirement. Alicia and Margaret will work together for a time, and later in the year when the extended handover is complete, Alicia will step into the role of Executive Officer.
Alicia will be known to many of you as the current President of the Professional Historians Association (Victoria and Tasmania). In this role she has advocated for the work of historians and for the value of history, overseen a significant increase in membership, and supported the provision of events, professional development and communication with the wider community.
In her professional life Alicia is a consulting historian and is passionate about sharing stories of the past with new audiences. Her work has focused on community organisations such as Berry Street, The Bridge and Travellers Aid Australia. Over her career, Alicia has also worked alongside teachers in both primary and secondary schools. She has worked in philanthropy at both Monash and Deakin Universities. Alicia has community and professional engagement expertise and a well-regarded ability to manage projects and meet project deadlines in a community context.
Alicia’s initial focus will be on the History Roadshow and a new Communications Strategy for HCV, reflecting her expertise in this area. You can read more about her HERE, and her email address is [email protected]
Please join me in welcoming Alicia to the HCV.
Emeritus Professor Peter McPhee AM FAHA FASSA
History Council of Victoria
Alicia Cerreto joined the History Council of Victoria as Deputy Executive Officer in May 2020. She was appointed Executive Officer and Secretary in December 2020.
Alicia is a professional historian with a focus on Australian community history. She is passionate about supporting the work of historians and advocating for the value of history. A graduate of the Master of Public History at Monash University, Alicia’s recent work includes commissioned histories for Berry Street, The Bridge and Travellers Aid Australia. She has also worked for Deakin and Monash Universities in philanthropy, and at the University of Melbourne Archives. Alicia was President of the Professional Historians Association (Victoria & Tasmania) from 2015 to 2020.