History-related events happening around Victoria, from the 'What's On' pages of the latest issue of Pharos.
This exciting two-day workshop presented by 3CR Community Radio for PHA (Vic & Tas) will cover the basics of podcasting.
Come along and share your successes and challenges from this year with your fellow historians at our annual Members’ Work session!
Masterclasses and Seminars
Regular masterclasses and seminars are also held throughout the year. These are organised by the PHA (Vic & Tas) Employment and Professional Development Sub-Committee and offer members the opportunity to develop their professional skills, such as in public speaking or oral history.
Public Events and Conferences
PHA (Vic & Tas) often offers an event or activity during the annual Victorian History Week program. PHA (Vic & Tas) also presents sessions at history-related conferences, such as the annual Australian Historical Association conference. In 2016, PHA (Vic) - as the association was then known - hosted the Professional Historians Association Conference, 'Working History', in Melbourne. See the Working History page for more details.
To register for an upcoming event, click here.
Join the Committee of Management as we celebrate another dynamic year of PHA (Vic & Tas).
At Emerging Historians this year, some of our newest PHA (Vic & Tas) members share their stories of a history breakthrough.
Learn from PHA (Vic & Tas) members experienced in curating exhibitions.
Listen to our panel of experienced oral historians and hear how they have balanced the demands of oral history with the needs of the communities they have worked alongside. A collaborative event between PHA (Vic & Tas) and OHA (Vic) for the Australian Heritage Festival 2019.
Come along to meet your fellow members and learn what they, and the PHA, have been doing.
Join us for a trip to the historic goldfields city of Ballarat for an exhibition tour and an afternoon of lively discussions showcasing the curious, creative and clever collaborations of history-makers from Ballarat and beyond.
Join us for our first event for 2019, an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Geoffrey Kaye Museum of Anaesthetic History, followed by drinks and nibbles in the museum gardens.
PHA (Vic & Tas) Members and their guests are warmly invited to our annual End of Year Picnic!
PHA (VIC) WORKING HISTORY CONFERENCE, 2016
On 19 and 20 August 2016, PHA (Vic) and Professional Historians Australia co-hosted the Working History conference in Carlton, Melbourne. The conference brought together over 100 delegates from around Australia and some from New Zealand, for a unique opportunity for professional development, networking and the sharing of ideas.
The conference explored the following:
What’s happening in history practice now? What are some of the tensions, challenges, dilemmas and wisdoms that come with working in history today?
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?
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?
2016 marked the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Professional Historians Australia. The conference provided a fabulous forum for reflection on the origins of PHA and the aspirations of the association moving forward.
The conference offered a diverse and vibrant program, through which professional historians shared insights into a range of themes pertinent to the practice of ‘working history’, through panels, lightning papers and poster presentations.
On the first day of the conference, after being Welcomed to Country by Wurundjeri Elder Tony Garvey, we were treated to a keynote presentation from Tim Sherratt, Associate Professor of Digital Heritage at the University of Canberra. Tim shared his ideas on Telling Stories with Data.
You can watch Tim's presentation here.
On day two, our keynote presenter Dr Lisa Murray challenged us to put more thought into considering our audience in her presentation “Snore! I don’t want to know about old white men”: Audience development – public history’s greatest challenge.
We are very happy to share below some of the other presentations that were made at the Working History conference. For a range of reasons, we are not able to share all presentations online. We would like to acknowledge and thank all presenters for sharing their ideas and expertise with us. Please see the full Working History program for details of all presenters and their papers.
Yvonne Perkins: Crossing Boundaries (blog post)
For a taste of public history on a bite-size scale, see our Lightning Presentations:
We would like to thank the following dedicated PHA (Vic) members for their role in organising the conference:
Thank you to Billy Crombie for his work in filming and editing the presentations. We would also like to acknowledge the support of Armbro Insurance Brokers.
Please note the presentations contained on this site represent the views of the presenter and not those of PHA (Vic) or Professional Historians Australia. PHA (Vic) and Professional Historians Australia take no responsibility for the verification of any information provided in these presentations.