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Presenting the past image“The future of history, the survival of history is going to depend at least as much, if not more on the new media and television as on the printed page.”  Simon Schama

Presenting the Past: A Symposium on History and the Media will bring together history professionals and media practitioners  to communicate our mutual interests and exchange ideas, skills and visions for the future. Presenters include media professionals from television production companies, broadcasting and funding agencies, historians, radio producers, journalists, editors and social media specialists. This two-day, hands-on symposium will give established academics, independent scholars, postgraduates and public historians working in heritage, museums and archives the rare opportunity to engage directly with media professionals in a networking and training event.

When: Tuesday, 10 September 2013 to Wednesday, 11 September 2013 from 09:00 am to 05:00 pm

Where: State Library of NSW, Macquarie Street , Sydney

Cost: $140.00 General (2 days), $95.00 Concession, $95.00 (1 day)

Contact: Tanya Evans, 02 9850 8840, tanya.evans@mq.edu.au

The symposium will include keynotes, panels and interactive workshops. The afternoon of the first day of the symposium will consist of three workshops, where participants will develop practical experience in media communication and presenting ideas to broad audiences. Places will be capped, so please indicate below which workshop you would like to attend when booking your ticket:

1. Writing opinion pieces for print and online.

2. Creating and delivering pitches and proposals for media projects.

3. Presenting and media communication.

Morning tea and lunch included.

Participants are offered a discount price of $45.00 to attend the Annual History Lecture: The Battlelines of News and History to be presented by Chris Masters on Tuesday 10 September at The Mint as the keynote for this symposium and followed by a cocktail reception.  Book here.

Event Partners

History Council of NSW, Faculty of Arts, Macquarie University, Centre for Media History at Macquarie UniversityState Library of NSWHistory Program, La Trobe University

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