Working History


  • Graduate House 216-220 Leicester Street Carlton, VIC, 3053 Australia

We want to hear about the challenges, triumphs, failures and lessons you've learned working as a professional historian.  The conference will be a dynamic mix of papers, lightning presentations, panel discussions, debates, forums and exhibitions. Think about how you want to contribute and let us know!

The conference will explore the following:

History: Now

What’s happening in history practice now?  What are some of the tensions, challenges, dilemmas and wisdoms that come with working in history today?

History: How?

How do we communicate history?  How does digital history compare to traditional methods?  Is there still a role for books, radio and television? How important is technology in history?

History:  Whose?

Who are we doing history for? What role does history play in benefiting communities, organisations, individuals?  Should historians weigh in on discussions on policy, planning and heritage?  What are our responsibilities?

History:  Where to?

Our job is discussing the past, but what about the future? What challenges and new practices will we face?  Who might we be working for? And what will working in history be like in 20 or 50 years time?

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Email PHA (Vic): mail@phavic.org.au

Supported by Professional Historians Australia