Commission a History

Professional historians can be commissioned to investigate anything from community and business histories to conducting oral history surveys, writing heritage management plans or creating an exhibition.

PHA NSW & ACT can provide practical advice on how to commission a history and put you in contact with members who are consultant historians. We can help match you to an historian with expertise or a special interest in your topic.

Before commissioning a history it is important to consider:

  • What is the subject of the work?  What historical time frame will it cover?
  • What format will the history take? Will it be a book, website, exhibition or something else?
  • Who is the audience?
  • What is the budget for the project?
  • What resources are available? Do you have an archive or people available for interview?

Visit the national PHA website to find out more about why you should employ a historian, how you go about commissioning a history and further information about contracts.