The Project: History Extension Online Seminar 2021

 


We are thrilled to announce bookings are now open for our online History Extension seminar, presented in partnership with the State Library of NSW

Focusing on The Project, this interactive online experience will equip Stage 6 History Extension students with the tools, advice and confidence to embark on their major project. Enjoy a day of online talks and workshops, delivered by practising historians, archaeologists, and museum and library professionals, offering students fresh insights into historiography.

Find out more via our History Extension Seminar webpage.

 

Summary of the program

 

9am–9.15am

Welcome

Janson Hews, Head of Production and Experience, Sydney Living Museums

Richard Neville, Mitchell Librarian and Director, Engagement, State Library of New South Wales

9.15am–10am

Keynote Speaker: Dr Lisa Murray 

Join City Historian, Dr Lisa Murray on the writing of history sharing her inspiration from her current research project, which examines the influence of the Toohey’s brewery on pub culture in NSW, 1880-1980.

10.10am–11am

Panel discussion followed by Remembrance Day acknowledgment

Historians on the writing of history

Audience driven panel discussion with practising historians Dr Lisa Murray, Dr Craig Barker and Fiona Radford, chaired by Dr Jennifer Lawless, on what it takes to produce an effective piece of writing based on historical research.

11.15am–12pm

Keynote Speaker: Jonathon Dallimore

The History Extension Project: Getting the job done

Practical advice and strategies to assist students in setting up and completing the History Extension project.

12.10pm–1.10pm

Workshop

Research skills

In this Research Session you will be introduced to the skills and understanding you need to successfully undertake your research journey. 

1.30pm–2.15pm 

Panel discussion

Former students on the writing of The Project 

Q&A with high-achieving former history extension students.

Please visit our dedicated History Extension Seminar webpage for more information.

 

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