Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Cooking for Copyright

Anne Raddacliffe's cupcakes, courtesy of the Cooking for Copyright Facebook
The Australian Library and Information Association has launched a campaign to change copyright law which restricts the publication of previously unpublished material in libraries and archives.  This is clearly an important issue for researchers everywhere, so do what you can to support them.   Here is a link to explain the campaign.   Friday 31 July is Cooking for Copyright Day.  See what your local library is doing to support the campaign.   Use the Twitter hashtag   #cookingforcopyright  

Cooking for Copyright

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Friday, 24 July 2015

The Annual AGL Shaw and Latrobe Society Lecture

Left to right:  Don Garden, Madonna Grehan, and Diane Gardiner
Each year the Royal Historical Society is the venue the combined AGL Shaw Lecture  and the La Trobe Society Lecture, featuring some aspect of the history of Victoria in the time of Charles Joseph La Trobe.

In June his year Dr Madonna Grehan spoke about "Charles Joseph La Trobe and the Regulation of Everyday Life:  Implementing the Births, Deaths an Marriages Act".
RHSV President Don Garden introduces the lecture with an explanation of the
background to the annual combined lecture.

If you were unable to attend the lecture in June, the podcast of Dr Grehan's talk is available from the RHSV website.  Dr Grehan's lecture goes a long way to explaining the difficiulties in obtaining birth, death and marriage records in that early period, and it is well worth hearing.
Madonna Grehan speaking to a very attentive audience at the RHSV.


Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Aboriginal histories at the RHSV bookshop





 
 Or you can visit us for a browse at 239 A'Beckett St, Melbourne (cnr William St)

Friday, 3 July 2015

Online Exhibition of RHSV Scrapbooks

Part of the scrapbook collection. 
The Scrapbook Collection of the RHSV is quirky and interesting, and now you can have a taster on them in a new Online Exhibition at our website.
 
For decades, the RHSV has received hundreds of donations of (printed) scrapbooks, from a number of scrapbook enthusiasts. These scrapbooks are comprised of mainly albums, containing newspaper clippings, pictures, letters, poetry, stories and other memorabilia. These are in no particular order, but have been compiled by various individuals who have selected items according to their own assessment of what is important, interesting, and worth remembering, from their own era. Enter this exhibit for a small sample of the stories that can be uncovered in our Scrapbook Collection.
For decades, the RHSV has received hundreds of donations of (printed) scrapbooks, from a number of scrapbook enthusiasts. These scrapbooks are comprised of mainly albums, containing newspaper clippings, pictures, letters, poetry, stories and other memorabilia. These are in no particular order, but have been compiled by various individuals who have selected items according to their own assessment of what is important, interesting, and worth remembering, from their own era. Enter this exhibit for a small sample of the stories that can be uncovered in our Scrapbook Collection. - See more at: http://www.historyvictoria.org.au/online-exhibitions#sthash.7qB2fwVi.dpuf
For decades, the RHSV has received hundreds of donations of (printed) scrapbooks, from a number of scrapbook enthusiasts. These scrapbooks are comprised of mainly albums, containing newspaper clippings, pictures, letters, poetry, stories and other memorabilia. These are in no particular order, but have been compiled by various individuals who have selected items according to their own assessment of what is important, interesting, and worth remembering, from their own era. Enter this exhibit for a small sample of the stories that can be uncovered in our Scrapbook Collection. - See more at: http://www.historyvictoria.org.au/online-exhibitions#sthash.7qB2fwVi.dpuf
 
A scrapbook devoted to immigrant ships.
This one features articles about squatting families.

Friday, 19 June 2015

RHSV Annual Report 2014


The RHSV Annual Report for 2014 is now available for downloading from our website.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Victorian Community History Awards 2015 entries now open

Download your entry form from the Royal Historical Society of Victoria website
 
There are two new prize categories for 2015:
 
Centenary of WW1 Award – $1500 This year the judges will award a special prize for the best work or project submitted in any category on the impact of World War One on Victoria or Victorians.

History Article (Peer Reviewed ) - $500 This award recognises the best essay or article published in a recognised peer reviewed journal that illuminates the history of Victoria or Victorians. Articles must be written in a scholarly style using appropriate conventions of citation and evidence and be formally reviewed by referees with relevant expertise.
 
Entries close 5pm Friday 7 August 2015.  
 
Please get your entries in early, and complete the form fully.
Centenary of WW1 Award – $1500 This year the judges will award a special prize for the best work or project submitted in any category on the impact of World War One on Victoria or Victorians.
History Article (Peer Reviewed)- $500 This award recognises the best essay or article published in a recognised peer reviewed journal that illuminates the history of Victoria or Victorians. Articles must be written in a scholarly style using appropriate conventions of citation and evidence and be formally reviewed by referees with relevant expertise. - See more at: http://www.historyvictoria.org.au/programs/victorian-community-history-awards#sthash.9sBGKHp7.dpuf

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

June 2015 History News now available

 
You can now download the June 2015 issue of History News from our website.