History in July Lectures

History in July is the Professional Historians of NSW & ACT’s traditional mid-winter get together. Held in the wonderful rooms of the RAHS History House, History in July is a chance for PHA members and history and heritage industry colleagues to network, keep up with the latest work in the field and catch up over a glass of wine and a light meal.

The evening features the annual Peter Tyler Oration delivered by a prominent historian or practitioner from the field.

The winner of the annual Public History Prize is also announced, membership certificates presented and there is a publications stands with members work for sale.


Peter Tyler Orations


Prof Jean Beaumont (ANU) and author of award winning book Broken Nation

‘Writing of histories of the Great War’



The Honorable Michael Kirby
‘On his involvement with the United Nations of the World’

Dr Lisa Ford, Senior Lecturer, School of History and Philosophy, University of NSW
‘The use of magistracy in the early 19th century to bring settlers to order from NSW to the Caribbean’

Associate Professor Kirsten McKenzie, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney
‘Swindlers, Rogues and Opportunists: Impostors in the British Empire’

Associate Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley, Director, Centre for Media History, Macquarie University
‘Broadsheets and Broadcasts: History in the Australian Media’

Dr Dawn Casey, Director of the Powerhouse Museum
‘Reflections on opening the National Museum in Canberra’

Professor Emeritus Jill Roe AO
‘On growing up on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia’

Professor Ann Curthoys
‘History in the Howard Era’