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.
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
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
3.15 – 3.30 Closing remarks
Andrew Lemon, President RHSV
Conference Fee: $50.00 per person
The Dinner – Saturday 17 November
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)