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February 2020

RHSV History Writers’ Group inaugural meeting

February 25 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Free
RHSV, Gordon Moffatt Room, 239 A'Beckett St
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Our RHSV History Writers' Group will meet monthly at the RHSV to peer-edit and share feedback with other writers of history.

Specialist History Tour: Sharing the Universe at Melbourne Observatory

February 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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$25 3 tickets left
Melbourne Observatory, Birdwood Avenue
Royal Botanic Gardens, VIC 3004 Australia
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This is a VIP tour of Melbourne Observatory, formally acknowledged as a place of outstanding national scientific, architectural, historical, astronomical and cultural significance, and a potential nomination for UNESCO World Heritage listing.

March 2020

RHSV History Bookclub

March 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ticket Info:
Free
RHSV, Gordon Moffatt Room, 239 A'Beckett St
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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This will be the inaugural meeting of our History Bookclub. And the first book chosen is Chloe Hooper's The Arsonist: A mind on fire.  The bookclub will focus on Victorian history but there may be little deviations. It will be moderated at first but it is planned for it to be self-sufficient. We will organise occasional author visits and guest speakers. The group size will be capped. There will be monthly meetings - currently planned for the 2nd Tuesday of…

What the Little Bird didn’t tell me

March 17 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
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$10 – $20 28 tickets left
RHSV Officers’ Mess Upstairs, 239 A’Beckett St
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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Professor Lynette Russell questions whether there are there some family secrets and necessary lies that should never be told?  And she hopes that these reflections will have something to say to other family historians.

Gippsland Workshop 3: SCANNING FOR BEGINNERS

March 21 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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$30 – $45 1 ticket left
Federation University Gippsland Campus Library, Northways Road
Churchill, VIC 3842 Australia
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This workshop is aimed at those who are new to scanning. It will cover some terminology relating to digital images, and how to prepare documents for scanning before participants scan some documents using flatbed scanners.

Gippsland Workshop 4: DIGITISING BOOKS AND PHOTOGRAPHING OBJECTS

March 21 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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$30 – $45 1 ticket left
Federation University Gippsland Campus Library, Northways Road
Churchill, VIC 3842 Australia
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In this intermediate digitisation workshop, we will introduce participants to best-practice digitisation techniques and procedures. Participants will have the opportunity to digitise books using a book scanner, and to set up a site for object photography.

Launch of the Jessie Webb Society

March 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Ticket Info:
Free
RHSV, Gallery Downstairs, 239 A'Beckett Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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In 1909 Jessie Stobo Watson Webb was not only an original Historical Society of Victoria member (membership No. 30) and the first woman but she also provided rooms in Block Arcade in which our first meeting was held. She was a passionate historian and a true individual who lived by her own rules. She and her friends exemplified the ‘new woman’: intelligent, emancipated women who led rich intellectual lives.
We want to honour Jessie’s legacy, and her impact on the RHSV which is still felt over 100 years later, by naming our bequest society after her. The Jessie Webb Society, like its namesake, is there to make a difference and its members understand the power of a legacy.

April 2020

GIPPSLAND WORKSHOP 5: LOOKING AFTER DIGITAL FILES

April 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ticket Info:
$30 – $45 Sold out
Federation University Gippsland Campus Library, Northways Road
Churchill, VIC 3842 Australia
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This is a basic digital preservation workshop. The workshop will begin with brief project management skills including templates for policies and procedures. We will discuss digital storage, how to create backups, and how to check if files are damaged. Participants will learn how to describe an object using Dublin Core so that digital files can be discoverable.

GIPPSLAND WORKSHOP 6: MAKING COLLECTIONS ACCESSIBLE

April 18 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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$30 – $45 Sold out
Federation University Gippsland Campus Library, Northways Road
Churchill, VIC 3842 Australia
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Objects need to be accessible, whether that is to people managing a collection, to visitors, or to the public. This workshop will introduce themes of copyright and privacy that relate to historical collections. Participants will learn how to optimise catalogue records for discovery, how to write for social media, and create digital exhibitions.

Law, Lawyers and La Trobe

April 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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$35 77 tickets left
RHSV Officers’ Mess Upstairs, 239 A’Beckett St
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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The A G L Shaw lecturer in 2020 will be leading legal history scholar, Dr Simon Smith AM FRHSV, who recently published "Solicitors and the Law Institute in Victoria 1835-2019: Pathway to a Respected Profession."  Simon Smith is an Adjunct Professor with the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre at Victoria University. He was Vice-President of the RHSV in 2009-2011.

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