Marking Time: 2018 PHA National Conference

Professional Historians Association National Conference
Sydney 30 – 31 August 2018
Professional historians record the history of places with direct connections to the public: in parks, on monuments, at exhibitions, in archives and publications. 2018 is the culmination of the four-year long commemoration of World War I and therefore a fitting time to reflect on the challenges we face as professional historians interpreting sites, places and events that become surrounded by myth and emotion.

The conference will explore the changing ways we mark time and interpret events through traditional and new media in the 21st century.

Key note speaker: Bruce Scates

Bruce Scates is an Associate Professor in the School of History, University of New South Wales and a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. His publications include Return to Gallipoli, A New Australia, the Cambridge History of the Shrine of Remembrance and Women and the Great War (co authored with Raelene Frances). The last of these won the NSW Premier’s History Award.

A draft program will be available end of May.

Registration will open soon!

Registration fees include morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, as well as food and a limited bar tab at the ArtHouse Hotel on Thursday night.

Full registration PHA member $150
One day only PHA member $80
Full registration Public – Non members $210
One day only Public – Non members $110

Special registration fees for Undergraduate students available – limited release of 10 tickets – Be quick and get in email us.

Special student full registration $80
Special student one day only $40

Accommodation tip: the Castlereagh Boutique Hotel welcomes conference attendees. Please mention the conference at the time of booking.

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