Click here to explore the 2016 RAHS Conference website where bookings can now be made online.
The digital revolution is impacting how we research and produce history. There is also an increasing appetite for local and community history that connects people to their identity and place. History plays a critical role in advocacy campaigns to ensure that these places remain part of our cultural landscape in this era of widespread urban development. How historical societies engage with these developments is critical to ensure their continued relevancy in 21st century Australia.
Conference delegates can also attend a pre-conference event at the BlueScope Room, Wollongong Art Gallery. As well as pre-conference drinks and the launch of the publication Scandal, Slander and Interfering with our Neighbours by Lorraine Neate (President of the Illawarra Historical Society), there will be opportunities to network with people who are committed to promoting local and community history and who enjoy sharing their successes and challenges with others. The Conference also includes presentations of 2016 Arts NSW Cultural Grants, NSW Heritage Grants and Certificates of Achievement and Appreciation.
This event promises to be a memorable weekend with speakers covering a variety of areas of expertise, facinating tours, the chance to learn skills that will support your history projects, and share histories with RAHS members and friends.
We look forward to seeing you in October!