Positions available: Queensland Heritage Council and Register Team

The Queensland  Department of Environment and Heritage Protection's Queensland Heritage Council and Register Team have recently advertised two heritage officer positions. As a member of this team, you will play a key part in a multidisciplinary group that undertakes the statutory process by which places are assessed for entry in, or removal from, the Queensland heritage register The team provides policy direction…

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Finding lost places, lost people: 2017 RAHS Conference

On 28 and 29 October, The Royal Australian Historical Society will present the 2017 RAHS Conference at Cowra Services Club – 101 Brisbane St, Cowra NSW. The theme of the 2017 RAHS Conference is Finding Lost Places, Lost People. Uncovering hidden stories helps us better understand the past and can challenge our understanding of how the present came to be. Historical societies have an important role…

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Draft Program Released: AHHC 2017

A draft program for the 2017 Australia's Homosexual Histories Conference is now available for perusal, and registrations have been opened. The conference will be hosted at the University of Adelaide's North Terrace campus on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 November. Australia's Homosexual Histories Conference brings together members of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex Queer+ communities, academics, researchers, students, community members and…

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Professional Historians Australia supports LGBTIQ+ community

In September, Professional Historians Australia issued a statement of support for Australia's LGBTIQ+ community during the ongoing marriage equality discussion. The statement acknowledges the role contributions that LGBTIQ+ Australians make in the history profession, and encourages support of all PHA members in the workplace and professional arena. The statement, cited below, can be found on the Professional Historians Australia website. Professional Historians…

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PHA Qld Professional Development Day

On Saturday 14 October 2017, PHA Qld welcomes you to a professional development day at the Queensland Art Gallery. Themed History: practice and experience, the day will include a number of talks by leading practitioners in the field, and highlight resources available to professional historians as well as insights into industry experience. Guest Speaker Jill Barnard (President, Professional Historians Australia) will provide insights into managing your…

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Professional Historians Australia AGM

On Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 August, PHA Qld Delegate Carmel Black and Alternate Delegate Tim Roberts attended the Professional Historians Australia Annual General Meeting and General Meeting. The meeting was held in Adelaide’s historic Migration Museum, and was attended by Delegates from all PHAs across Australia, as well as Alternate Delegates from New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, and Victoria. A…

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History of the Horseshoe

On Saturday 9 September, the Friends of Peel Island will host a morning revealing the unique history of this historic place. PHA Qld memberPeter Ludlow will present ‘The History Behind the Horseshoe’, highlighting Peel's history including pre-European occupation, its use by Europeans and, in 2007, the 2007 gazetting of the Island as a National Park and Conservation Park and the Heritage Listing of…

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Special Event: Qld Peacewomen Awards

The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom invites PHA Qld members to the annual WILPF QLD Peacewomen Awards, Sunday 8 October 2017. This year, the Awards will celebrate the long forgotten women peace makers in Brisbane from WW1 to the 1930s. Dr Deborah Jordan will share her research on these amazing women, who will gain the posthumous recognition they deserve as…

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Harry Gentle Resource Centre launches new website

The Harry Gentle Resource Centre is pleased to announce the re-launch of the Harry Gentle Resource Centre (HGRC) website. The redeveloped site features news and updates, research resources, biographies, rare books and documents as well as some of the exciting projects undertaken by our Visiting Fellows. Dr Ray Kerkhove's 'Mapping Frontier Conflict in South-East Queensland' illustrates frontier conflict between the…

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Call for Papers: Recording, Narrating and Archiving the First World War

Following the success of the Oxford conference in November 2016, The International Society for First World War Studies is delighted to announce that their 10th conference will be held in Melbourne, Australia – the first to be held in the southern hemisphere. Professor Joan Beaumont of the Australian National University and Professor Michael Roper of the University of Essex will be keynote speakers. The…

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