This seminar series, now in its tenth year and offered jointly by the Monash University History Program, the History Council of Victoria and the Old Treasury Building, explores issues and approaches in making public histories and is open, free of charge, to anyone interested in the creation and impact of history in contemporary society.

The first seminar for 2017, Performing Refugee History: Voices from Contemporary Australia, will be held on 7th March, 6:00 – 7:30 pm. The session is free but seating is limited, so bookings are essential. Please book your place at the seminar website.

Making Public Histories explores contemporary issues in historical research and production. The audience is diverse, ranging from professional, academic and community historians through to anyone interested in the creation, use and impact of history. The seminars respond to themes such as: new exhibitions or historical anniversaries; historical controversies; innovative ways of researching, producing and disseminating history; and history in different media. From time to time the seminars showcase visiting historians from overseas or interstate whose work will engage a Victorian audience.

For more upcoming seminars in the Making Public Histories series, please visit the History Council of Victoria Website.