RHSV Conference 2012

16/11/2012 - 17/11/2012
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Royal Historical Society of Victoria

2012 marks fifty years since the publication of the ground breaking local history ‘A History of Brighton’ by Professor Weston Bate. This history set new standards in research, writing and technique and was the spark that lit the passion for local history throughout Victoria during the 1960s. This was a vigorous period with the establishment of many historical societies and the emergence of a new style of local history that interpreted source material and placed local communities within a wider context.

The impact of the 1960s endures in Victoria… but how has local history changed… what are the major influences on local history in 2012? With the advent of social media, digital technology and expanding research and publication opportunities – how do we imagine local history might develop into the future?

Come and be part of this fun, stimulating and celebratory conference – a mix of panel sessions and extended papers – commencing with an exhibition opening and the Wolskel Lecture on Friday evening and concluding with a dinner at the Savage Club on Saturday evening.

Download the 2012 Conference brochure (PDF, 485K), or you read the details in the Full program below.

Bookings can be made at http://www.trybooking.com/BZHU

The Full programme is:

Exhibition Opening and Wolskel Lecture – Friday 16 November 

A look at the impact of the 1960s on Victoria’s local history writing and in particular the innovation of technique and the use of source material that set new standards with the publication of the Brighton history.

To be opened by Mr Peter Hiscock, past Executive Director of Sovereign Hill, Ballarat – a position he held for 22 distinguished years.

When: 5pm

Where: RHSV, 239 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne 3000

To be followed by the Augustus Wolskel Memorial Lecture to be delivered by Professor Graeme Davison:

Fifty Years of Local History in Victoria

From 6.15pm

Cost: $20 per person

The Conference – Saturday 17 November

Please join us for a day of stimulating papers and innovative thoughts.

9.30 – 10.00 Registration

10.00 – 11.15 The Shock of the 1960’s  The Influence of Professor Weston Bate on the writing of local history

Chair: Professor Richard Broome

Panel: Assoc. Prof Don Gibb, Dr. John Lack, Dr Charles Fahey, Susan Priestley.

Break – Morning Tea

11.45 – 1.00 Innovation and Interrogation – Local History in 2012

Chair: Dr Andrew Lemon

Panel: Rosalie Triolo, Carole Woods, Professor Janet McCalman

1.00– 2.00 A light lunch will be served

2.00 – 2.30 Innovation and Impact

Postcards from the past – an audiovisual case study – the Burrels of Arthur’s Seat

Keith White and Will Twycross, Winners, multi –media, Victorian Community History Awards 2010

2.30 – 3.15 Possibilities for the Future

Darren Peacock

3.15 – 3.30 Closing remarks

Andrew Lemon, President RHSV

Conference Fee: $50.00 per person

The Dinner – Saturday 17 November

Celebratory Dinner

Please join us for a celebratory dinner. An evening of witty speeches and excellent food with Master of Ceremonies, Michael Cathcart, host of Books & Arts Daily, Radio National and author of many highly acclaimed histories including:

The Water Dreamers

Where: The Melbourne Savage Club, 12 – 14 Bank Place, Melbourne

When: 7.00 – 7.45pm

Cost: $100 (includes dinner and wines)

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