Benefits of Membership

Membership of a Professional Historians Association in Australia provides a peer accredited status as an historian working in the public field.

This accreditation is based on a National Accreditation Standard prepared by Professional Historians Australia (PHA).

The benefits of PHA NSW & ACT membership include:

  • industry recognition as a professional historian;
  • post nominals MPHA (Member Professional Historians Australia)
  • professional development workshops;
  • advertising and promoting your work, skills and expertise in various media
  • networking events and activities;
  • being a part of a professional network;
  • an employment and opportunities bulletin with jobs unique to PHA NSW & ACT members;
  • having a voice in advocacy in public history matters;
  • earning honorariums for PHA NSW & ACT engagements;
  • representation in contractual matters;
  • discounted insurance rates for Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance;
  • advertising your services through our Historians Register;
  • listing your publications;
  • publishing your work in PHA journals and bulletins;
  • opportunity to publish on our award-winning blog;
  • supporting advocacy and profile raising for the history profession.

PHA NSW & ACT works to connect with prospective employers to increase work opportunities as well as promote the importance and value of accredited historians in public history.