Thursday, 15 July 2010

RHSV Book Sale for 2010

The annual RHSV book sale will this year be held from 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday 12 September at 239 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne.

Donations of books are now being received for the sale. If you are able to donate books either bring items to the RHSV (10 am - 4 pm Monday to Friday) or contact the RHSV - phone: 9326 9288 or email: - to make arrangements for delivery / collection of the books.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

New Historians / Professional Historians Association joint lecture

Date: Tuesday 13 July
Time: 5.15 tea / coffee 5.45 Lecture
Place: Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne
Cost: members free; non-members $5.50

Lucy Bracey will discuss the production of a radio program she is producing for the history show on Radio National, Hindsight. The program tentatively titled Sex, power and panic looks at the lives of three women who were thought to threaten the moral wellbeing of Nineteenth century Victorian society - Lola Montez, Madame Brussels and Emma Williams. Lucy will discuss the processes involved in the production of the radio program, plus the ways in which public historians can engage with history using different mediums, like radio.

Kirstie Close will talk about her research for her PhD thesis at Deakin University looking at the Fijian Methodist Church between 1930 and the year of the church's independence in 1964. Her research involves both archival sources, including church archives in Suva, Melbourne and Canberra plus oral history interviews.