2017 RAHS SPRING CALENDAR

The 2017 RAHS Spring Calendar is now available to download and view online. There are still a few places available for RAHS Senior Vice President Christine Yeats’ workshop ‘Trove – A “flagship discovery service” for all researchers’, and our long-running Day Lecture series continues on the first Wednesday of the month. RAHS President Carol Liston will present ‘Land Title Records’, providing guidance to assist researchers in accessing and using the historically significant records that Land and Property Information is making … Read More

History is Hot: Postgraduate students present their research

History House

The ‘History is Hot’ series is an opportunity for RAHS members and friends to hear about recent research findings in Australian history and how they impact our understanding and interpretation of the past. You are invited to join postgraduate students who will discuss their research projects. Click here to book online or email history@rahs.org.au. Date and Time: Thursday November 2 @ 6pm – 7.30pm Venue: History House, 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney Cost: Free – Elicia Taylor, PhD candidate, University of Newcastle ‘Unspeakably … Read More

Hidden In Plain View: The Aboriginal People of Coastal Sydney

  Our next Day Lecture – Wednesday 6th September @ 1pm-2pm Dr Paul Irish will discuss his new book Hidden In Plain View: The Aboriginal People of Coastal Sydney, which shows that Aboriginal people never disappeared from Sydney in the nineteenth century as is often assumed. Instead they lived across colonial Sydney and interacted with its residents and economy, often in unexpected ways. Paul Irish is a historian and archaeologist with heritage consultancy MDCA. For over ten years he has … Read More

THE POPULAR IS POLITICAL: STRUGGLES OVER NATIONAL CULTURE IN 1970s AUSTRALIA

How did popular culture make sense of the social change of the 1970s? Was the popularity of the ocker a reaction to the women’s movement? And how did popular histories on film and television contribute to this cultural contest? The History Council NSW is proud to announce its popular Annual History Lecture will be delivered by Associate Professor Michelle Arrow, Macquarie University, as part of History Week 2017. Find out more: http://bit.ly/AHL2017 When: Tuesday 5 September 2017, 6:00-9:00pm Where: The … Read More

‘SYDNEY CEMETERIES – A FIELD GUIDE’

A message from City of Sydney Historical Association: ‘SYDNEY CEMETERIES – A FIELD GUIDE’ It might seem like a strange thing to do but City of Sydney Historian Dr Lisa Murray compares a visit to a cemetery to visiting a sculpture park or museum and encourages everyone to visit cemeteries like they visit their local park. Lisa will talk about her new book and tell us some of the strange and interesting stories of many of Sydney’s cemeteries and the … Read More

WHEN TELLING A GOOD STORY IS NOT ENOUGH: THE ART OF CITING AND REFERENCING SOURCES

History House

Have you ever come across information in a history that has no source? Or tried to trace a footnote only to find it either doesn’t exist, or makes no reference to the information? Or found a citation that was garbled or so abbreviated it was meaningless? Had trouble distinguishing between information and interpretation? In this age of ‘fake news’, this session will provide some clues to identifying or avoiding ‘fake history’ and help you remain sane and able to trust … Read More

RAHS/Society of Australian Genealogists Seminar: Introduction to Building your Research Skills

There’s more to a successful research project than meets the eye. This seminar will offer you advice and guidance on how to make the best use of the free online indexes and digitised records on the State Archives website plus the rich resources of the Lands Kiosks, located in the State Archives reading room. You will also learn about research ethics and the online environment and finally some advice on how best to organise your research results. Click here to … Read More

THE HUGUENOTS: FRENCH REFORMERS – THEIR FAITH & DIASPORA

A one-day conference and dinner hosted by the Huguenot Society of Australia. This year, 2017, marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, a major movement which changed the face of Western Christianity and European culture forever. The Huguenot Society of Australia is marking this significant anniversary with a historical conference about the French Protestants, the Huguenots, who were an important part of this movement. Speakers will consider aspects of the Huguenot story in France, in Britain and other parts of … Read More