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. 

RHSV Annual Second Hand Booksale, Saturday 13 June 2015


From the libraries of the well-read.  For more details see our website.

Monday, 1 June 2015

Crime in the Port Phillip District


Judge Paul Mullaly's book, Crime in the Port Phillip District, 1835-51, won the Judges' Special Prize for Excellence in the Victorian Community History Awards in 2009.  It presents a particular view of society in Melbourne and the Port Phillip District in the early days of settlement, and it is offered at the very special price of $29.95 while stocks last.

The index for this volume is on the publisher's website. You can download it from here.

Judge Mullaly was also the originator of the project to place the digitised Willis Casebooks on the RHSV website, covering the period in 1842-43 when Willis was the Resident Judge of Port Phillip.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Archaeology and history together


Tim Smith, right, with RHSV President Don Garden at the RHSV Annual General Meeting tonight.

Tim Smith is the Executive Director of Heritage Victoria and delivers the functions of the Heritage Act 1995 – including nominations for places and objects for inclusion on the State-level Victorian Heritage Register (VHR), permits for changes to listed items, and management of the State’s archaeological resource. Tim is also the Director of Maritime Archaeology of the AE2 Commemorative Foundation Ltd (AE2CF).  After the AGM, Tim gave us a riveting presentation on   a private project at Anzac Cove and Suvla Bay in 2010 to map the underwater battlefield cultural landscape.
a private project led at Anzac Cove and Suvla Bay in 2010 to map the underwater battlefield cultural landscape. - See more at: http://www.historyvictoria.org.au/tim-smith-military-heritage-from-victoria-to-the-turkish-dardanelles#sthash.TtDmdMym.dpuf

Tim Smith is the Executive Director of Heritage Victoria and delivers the functions of the Heritage Act 1995 – including nominations for places and objects for inclusion on the State-level Victorian Heritage Register (VHR), permits for changes to listed items, and management of the State’s archaeological resource. Tim is also the Director of Maritime Archaeology of the AE2 Commemorative Foundation Ltd (AE2CF). - See more at: http://www.historyvictoria.org.au/tim-smith-military-heritage-from-victoria-to-the-turkish-dardanelles#sthash.TtDmdMym.dpuf

Tim Smith is the Executive Director of Heritage Victoria and delivers the functions of the Heritage Act 1995 – including nominations for places and objects for inclusion on the State-level Victorian Heritage Register (VHR), permits for changes to listed items, and management of the State’s archaeological resource. Tim is also the Director of Maritime Archaeology of the AE2 Commemorative Foundation Ltd (AE2CF). - See more at: http://www.historyvictoria.org.au/tim-smith-military-heritage-from-victoria-to-the-turkish-dardanelles#sthash.TtDmdMym.dpuf
Tim Smith is the Executive Director of Heritage Victoria and delivers the functions of the Heritage Act 1995 – including nominations for places and objects for inclusion on the State-level Victorian Heritage Register (VHR), permits for changes to listed items, and management of the State’s archaeological resource. Tim is also the Director of Maritime Archaeology of the AE2 Commemorative Foundation Ltd (AE2CF). - See more at: http://www.historyvictoria.org.au/tim-smith-military-heritage-from-victoria-to-the-turkish-dardanelles#sthash.TtDmdMym.dpuf