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Upcoming events

    • 5 Jun 2024
    • 17:00 - 18:30
    • Maps Room, State Library of NSW, 1 Shakespeare Place, Sydney CBD.


    History Now : Histories of Mental Health

    Catherine Coleborne, James Dunk

    Chair: Effie Karageorgos

    Catharine Coleborne and James Dunk discuss the depth of historical writing about mental illness in Australia and reflect on its resonance in the present moment; how can we write the history of mental health now?

    This event is held in partnership with the University of Newcastle’s Future of Madness Network

    Where?
    Maps Room, State Library of NSW, 1 Shakespeare Place, Sydney CBD.

    When?

    5 June 2024. 5pm –6:30pm.

    Event registration

    History Now is a free event series open to the public, but registration is essential: Book Now


    This event is part of the 2024 History Now series, a partnership between the Australian Centre for Public History, the History Council of NSW, and the State Library of New South Wales. 




    • 5 Jun 2024
    • 17:00 - 18:30
    • Maps Room, State Library of NSW, 1 Shakespeare Place, Sydney CBD.


    History Now : Truth-Telling and Histories of Genocide Now

    Lorena Allam, Dirk Moses and Ümit Kurt

    Chair: Nancy Cushing

    History Now online-only special event, in partnership with the Centre for the Study of Violence, University of Newcastle

    Lorena Allam, Dirk Moses and Ümit Kurt reflect on what can be learned from histories of genocide, and locate their discussion between journalism, history and processes of truth-telling.

    *Online Zoom at 9pm to accommodate 4 international time zones - you are welcome to attend in pyjamas. Please register to receive the link.

    Where?
    Zoom

    When?

    Wednesday 31 July, 9.00 - 10.30pm

    Event registration

    History Now is a free event series open to the public, but registration is essential: Book Now


    This event is part of the 2024 History Now series, a partnership between the Australian Centre for Public History, the History Council of NSW, and the State Library of New South Wales. 




Past events

21 May 2024 Winning Histories - HCNSW at the Sydney Writers' Festival
1 May 2024 History Now: Aboriginal Political Histories
7 Apr 2024 Newcastle Writers Festival - Sounds of the Asylum: a Walking Tour
3 Apr 2024 History Now: New Histories of Capitalism
6 Mar 2024 History Now: New Earth Histories
5 Dec 2023 HCNSW Annual History Awards 2023 & End of Year Party
5 Dec 2023 Anzac Memorial Highlights Tour - Pre-Annual History Awards event
9 Nov 2023 Writing Histories - Careers in History 2023
28 Sep 2023 Eskbank House Museum - Voices from the Past
12 Sep 2023 The Ballad of Abdul Wade - Ryan Butta Author Talk
11 Sep 2023 Stories in ‘Voice’ Past & Present - Newcastle & Hunter History Week Event
10 Sep 2023 Walking Tour - Giving a voice to the people of Callan Park
10 Sep 2023 Voices From the Kitchen
10 Sep 2023 Listen to the Past at Valley Heights Rail Museum
10 Sep 2023 Museum of Fire: History Week Keynote Presentation
9 Sep 2023 Chinese Voices 8: Eight Voices of Chinese Australians
9 Sep 2023 Dr Meg Foster - Boundary Crossing Bushrangers: hidden stories from Australia's colonial past
9 Sep 2023 The Bureau of Meteorology - Home on the Hill
9 Sep 2023 TALKING TOMBSTONES - MAYS HILL CEMETERY TOUR
9 Sep 2023 An Afternoon with Antigone Kefala
9 Sep 2023 Open Day at the Harry Daly Museum: The Phantoms of Medicine
9 Sep 2023 Poihākena tour: stories of Māori in Sydney since 1793
9 Sep 2023 City of Edinburgh 1808 Norfolk Island to Hobart
9 Sep 2023 Learn How to Unearth Your House's History
8 Sep 2023 Local History, Up Late!
8 Sep 2023 Free Friday!
7 Sep 2023 Inner Latin America: Oral Histories of global solidarity
7 Sep 2023 NSW Premier's History Awards 2023
7 Sep 2023 Storytelling and Nawi (canoe) Making
7 Sep 2023 Celebrating border district railway achievements, 1873 and 1883
7 Sep 2023 Voices from the Past: How were jobs different in the past?
7 Sep 2023 History Week 2023: Gathering your family stories
7 Sep 2023 Macquarie University: Voices from the Margins
7 Sep 2023 Demanding a Voice: The Long History of the Fight for Aboriginal Justice in New South Wales
7 Sep 2023 Vintage Village Tour
7 Sep 2023 Laser cut printmaking from the archives
6 Sep 2023 Author Talk: Simon Smith presents 'A Man of Honour'
6 Sep 2023 Making Sneaky Little Revolutions: Charmian Clift in Mosman
6 Sep 2023 Norfolk Island First Settlement History and Heritage Dinner
6 Sep 2023 75 Treasures of Bathurst
6 Sep 2023 Petitions: the power of voices
6 Sep 2023 Hunter Calder in Conversation with Local Hero Duncan Page | Author Talk
6 Sep 2023 Online Symposium: Mass Violence in the (Post-)Ottoman Lands
6 Sep 2023 History Week: Gayamaygal Nura
6 Sep 2023 Local History Walking Tour of Bellevue Hill
6 Sep 2023 Heritage Discovery Walk : Smithfield Walking Tour
6 Sep 2023 Muswellbrook Shire Reminiscence Oral History
5 Sep 2023 They Built This City - Brick by Brick in the Inner West
5 Sep 2023 Annual History Lecture 2023: Thomas Mayo
5 Sep 2023 Public History in Darlinghurst - History Week 2023
5 Sep 2023 Twilight Tour of the Parramatta Female Factory
5 Sep 2023 Using the City of Sydney's Oral History Collection
5 Sep 2023 The Phantoms of Medicine
5 Sep 2023 Conjola Stories - History Week Guided Walk
5 Sep 2023 History Mural Launch - Save Our Sons
4 Sep 2023 Timeless Echoes: Using AI & Technology to Rediscover Voices from the Past
4 Sep 2023 Middle Head or Georges Heights: Where was Bungeree's Farm?
4 Sep 2023 Kate Grenville on Rediscovering Women in History
4 Sep 2023 An Invitation : listen to First Nations Women’s Voices
4 Sep 2023 Quiet Protest during Australia's Vietnam War (Online)
4 Sep 2023 Bushrangers and Vagabonds with Dr Meg Foster
3 Sep 2023 Walking Tour - Giving a voice to the people of Callan Park
2 Sep 2023 Dinner with Kate Leigh the Gangster Queen
2 Sep 2023 Bligh’s Epic Open-Boat Voyage 1789 (Online - Facebook)
2 Sep 2023 History in the Pub: The Filipino Migration Experience
2 Sep 2023 Reels and Writings: A Case Study of the Lebanese Community in 20th Century Australia
2 Sep 2023 Chinese Voices from the Past
2 Sep 2023 Memoir Writing Workshop
2 Sep 2023 Unlock Camden - History Talk
2 Sep 2023 Balmain in Words and Pictures
2 Sep 2023 Unlock Camden Guided Walking Tours
2 Sep 2023 Hadrian's Wall - Public Lecture
2 Sep 2023 Unlock Camden – Charcoal White Gum with Tracey Prioste
2 Sep 2023 Unlock Camden - Botanical Drawing with Belle Mitchell
2 Sep 2023 Unlock Camden – Heritage Drawing with Michele Arentz
2 Sep 2023 Unlock Camden
2 Sep 2023 Unlock Camden – Weaving with Aunty Michelle Hailes
2 Sep 2023 Unlock Camden – En Plein Air with Bob Gurney
2 Sep 2023 Industries are us
2 Sep 2023 The People’s House: Sydney Opera House at 50 exhibition at the Museum of Sydney
2 Sep 2023 Free Exhibition: RESONANCES
2 Sep 2023 Voices from the Past - History Week at WEA Sydney
2 Sep 2023 Faces of Bungaree: Contemporary Portraits 1819-1836
2 Sep 2023 Voices from Campbelltown's Past
2 Sep 2023 Unlock Camden Small Works Art Exhibition
2 Sep 2023 Voices from the Past | Piecing together the lost stories of Maitland's photographers and their mysterious sitters
2 Sep 2023 Voices From The Past Photo Competition
2 Sep 2023 Finding a Voice Through Fashion: Charles Frederick Worth
2 Sep 2023 Illawarra Families Photo Exhibition
2 Sep 2023 Callan Park’s Shared Stories - Outdoor exhibition
2 Sep 2023 Sisters' Stories
2 Sep 2023 Voices from Australia’s Banknotes
1 Sep 2023 The Antipodean Laboratory and the ‘Sea-Girt Prison’: Print Culture on Norfolk Island, 1840-44
31 Aug 2023 Deadhouse True Crime Immersive Theatre
23 May 2023 Connections, Culture and Community: In Conversation with the Winners of the NSW Premier's History Awards 2022
1 Apr 2023 Newcastle Writers Festival: Australia's Underworld
6 Dec 2022 HCNSW Annual History Awards 2022 & End of Year Party
29 Oct 2022 The Sentimental Bloke (Theatrical Screening, Orange)
29 Oct 2022 TOUR CANCELLED - Hidden Histories Tour (Orange & Bathurst area)
28 Oct 2022 Annual History Lecture 2022 (Orange)
28 Oct 2022 Connecting Culture: Tracing Ancestors Seminar (Orange)
28 Oct 2022 CANCELLED - Free bus trip to Annual History Lecture Weekend (Orange)
26 Sep 2022 PHA (NSW) History in the Pub session
15 Sep 2022 Mental Health Hands On: Community Mental Health in Sydney in the 1980s
11 Sep 2022 Death by Demolition with Helen Carter
11 Sep 2022 An Object - A Story: Spring Soirée High Tea
11 Sep 2022 St Michael's Melkite Cathedral: History, Faith & Fidelity
11 Sep 2022 Picturing a Nation: The Art & Life OF A.H. Fullwood
11 Sep 2022 Linnwood Open Day
11 Sep 2022 The Square, the River, and the Forger’s Foundations: a Tale Tour of Windsor
11 Sep 2022 Hands on History Open Day at the Sisters of Charity Heritage Centre
10 Sep 2022 Blackheath History Forum History Week Lecture - Ruth Balint: ‘People Smugglers: A History’
10 Sep 2022 Heritage Houses of the Parramatta River
10 Sep 2022 Kogarah Historical Walking Tour
10 Sep 2022 Marragu-marra guwayu: Hands on for all time.
10 Sep 2022 Community Cookbook Launch
10 Sep 2022 Behind the Scenes at the Museum of Fire - History Week Exclusive Tour + Guided Tour
10 Sep 2022 Glimpsing Vintage Hong Kong: A walking tour of Hurstville
10 Sep 2022 Heritage Discovery Walk in Fairfield
9 Sep 2022 Launch of the Georges River Council Historic Markers 2022
9 Sep 2022 Hands-on history in the City Archives
9 Sep 2022 Connecting Culture: Tracing Ancestors online workshop for mob
9 Sep 2022 A Short History of Lugarno
9 Sep 2022 Hands On Archives Tour
9 Sep 2022 Chip van Dyk “Commerce, Food, and Identity in Seventeenth-Century England and France” presented by the University of Newcastle
9 Sep 2022 Celebrating the Gundagai Independent latest Trove addition
9 Sep 2022 Everyday Stories: reimagining the histories of Don Bank Museum objects
8 Sep 2022 Bathurst District Historical Society - The Birth of Cycling in Australia with Mark Windsor
8 Sep 2022 Zhongshan in Sydney's Chinatown
8 Sep 2022 Dharawal Language and Culture with Ray Ingrey
8 Sep 2022 Lessons From History with Dr Zora Simic and Dr Claire E. F. Wright
8 Sep 2022 Exhibition Launch: Ayahs & Amahs Transcolonial Journeys
8 Sep 2022 Walk. Talk. Make. Preserve. History
8 Sep 2022 Macquarie University History Museum: Public Lecture - 'East Meets West: Contact and Myth-making in the Age of the Crusades'
8 Sep 2022 Aboriginal Heritage of the local area with Karen Smith
8 Sep 2022 Connecting Culture: Tracing Ancestors workshop for mob
8 Sep 2022 Shipwreck - The true story of the Dunbar, Author Talk at the Australian National Maritime Museum
8 Sep 2022 Curators' Talk: Publicans, Brewers, Winemakers, and Teetotallers Exhibition
8 Sep 2022 Laser cut jewellery from the Archives
8 Sep 2022 The State of the Colony: People, Place and Politics in NSW in 1823
7 Sep 2022 'Three Sheets to the Wind' with Adam Courtenay
7 Sep 2022 Aches, Pains and Leeches: Introducing Medieval Medicine
7 Sep 2022 Many Hands Make Heritage Work
7 Sep 2022 Historian Heather Goodall will present "Uncovering Georges River Heroes: the suburban battlers who saved the river, 1945-1980
7 Sep 2022 History Now: publishing history
7 Sep 2022 Hands on history: A digital volunteering webinar
7 Sep 2022 History Week Talk - The Home Curator
7 Sep 2022 Finding Your Roots: an introduction to finding your family history using the free resources from Georges River Libraries
7 Sep 2022 Adopt an Alderman - Biography Writing
7 Sep 2022 Behind the Scenes at the Museum of Fire - History Week Exclusive Tour
7 Sep 2022 Who's been sleeping in my bed? Exploring your house's history
7 Sep 2022 Our Common Threads Storytelling
6 Sep 2022 Jackie Bailey on 'The Eulogy'
6 Sep 2022 Hands on history – discover the art of French knitting
6 Sep 2022 Desperate Voyages: Destination Australia until the early 1980s
6 Sep 2022 Dead & Buried: A Curious History of Sydney’s Burial Grounds with Warren Fahey
6 Sep 2022 MacMahon Street and Forest Road walking tour
6 Sep 2022 Collecting Maitland’s 19th Century Past - Curator Talk
6 Sep 2022 Hands on with research
6 Sep 2022 Heritage Discovery Walk in Cabramatta
5 Sep 2022 Magic and Witchcraft in Ancient Greece
5 Sep 2022 Larissa Behrendt in conversation (online)
5 Sep 2022 Adam Courtenay presents Three Sheets to the Wind
5 Sep 2022 Making a Documentary Podcast with Jane Curtis
5 Sep 2022 Eat Your History with Jacqui Newling
5 Sep 2022 Memories of the Future, Volume II
5 Sep 2022 An anatomy of an exhibition: curating Kill or Cure
5 Sep 2022 Hands on History for Primary Students from the Sydney Living Museums collection and sites
5 Sep 2022 From Analogue to Digital - 'Hands On' audio-visual formats
5 Sep 2022 Hands-on portraiture at Sydney Town Hall (16+ years)
5 Sep 2022 'Hands-on History' - Building Camden's town
5 Sep 2022 History Day at Mid-Western Regional Council Library, Mudgee
5 Sep 2022 Collecting Maitland’s 19th Century Past
5 Sep 2022 Map sale at Wollongong City Library
4 Sep 2022 Talking Tombstones: May's Hill Cemetery Tour
4 Sep 2022 Sounds of the Asylum: A walking tour of Newcastle's James Fletcher Hospital
4 Sep 2022 Friends of Callan Park Historical Walking Tour
4 Sep 2022 Museum of Fire History Week Keynote Presentation
4 Sep 2022 History Week at WEA Sydney
3 Sep 2022 Blackheath History Forum History Week Lecture - Anna Clark: ‘”The historiographical imagination”: Reflecting on Australian History’
3 Sep 2022 The Chinese in North Sydney, 1880-1940
3 Sep 2022 The Rise, Fall and Demise of Francis Greenway, Australia's First Government Architect
3 Sep 2022 Crying Hearts, Healing Hands - History Week 2022: Hands-on History
3 Sep 2022 Poulton Park: Take a Walk on the Wild Side with the Oatley Flora and Fauna Society
3 Sep 2022 The Day I Brush Vacuumed a Stick with Rebecca Jones
3 Sep 2022 The Link, local Balmain newspaper from the 1960s and 70s
3 Sep 2022 Fairfield City Museum & Gallery Vintage Village Family Fun Day
3 Sep 2022 The First, First Families: A Curator’s Archive
3 Sep 2022 Hands on History: An Introduction to Wikipedia
3 Sep 2022 Tribal Bloodline Connections
3 Sep 2022 MidCoast Stories self-guided heritage trails
3 Sep 2022 Hands on History at Wollondilly Heritage Centre
3 Sep 2022 Mosman Made: an exhibition
3 Sep 2022 'Hand Made' Snapshot Gallery exhibition at Hurstville Museum & Gallery
3 Sep 2022 Digging up the Past: Unearthing a 50-year Time Capsule  at Liverpool Regional Museum
3 Sep 2022 Gifford Eardley: a retrospective
3 Sep 2022 Before Now - Today in rear view with artist Janine Hall
3 Sep 2022 Publicans, Brewers, Winemakers, and Teetotallers Exhibition: Stories from Newcastle Libraries Collection
3 Sep 2022 Visit to Sandridge Cemetery, Mollymook, NSW
3 Sep 2022 Cycling in the Illawarra Exhibition
3 Sep 2022 Hand-drawn Portraits of the RBA (online)
3 Sep 2022 History Week Video Location Gameplay!
2 Sep 2022 NSW Premier's History Awards & History Week Opening Night
1 Sep 2022 Deadhouse: Tales of Sydney Morgue - The Razor Gang Wars: The Rise of Tilly Devine & Kate Leigh
26 Aug 2022 Bronte - a changing community Waverley Historical Society

THE HCNSW IS SUPPORTED BY THE NSW GOVERNMENT THROUGH CREATE NSW


CULTURAL PARTNERS

City of Sydney

Macquarie University (Faculty of Arts)

National Archives of Australia

NSW State Archives & Records

Placemaking NSW

Reserve Bank of Australia

State Library of New South Wales

Sydney Living Museums

University of New England

University of Newcastle (School of Humanities & Social Sciences)

University of New South Wales

University of Technology Sydney (Australian Centre for Public History)

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History Council of NSW

PO Box R1737

Royal Exchange NSW 1225

Phone: 0418 811 522

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