Up for the challenge? Register your event

Is your organisation holding a history event between 1st – 31st October 2022? We’d love you to register your event and become a part of the official History Month celebrations. Need inspiration on digital events? Or curious about ways the RHSV can help with speakers or equipment? Go to the RHSV website here.

Submit an event

You will receive an email letting you know when your event listing has been accepted and is live on the website.

Your event can be anything that is history related: a guided walk, a talk, a lecture, a film or slide night, a storytelling night, your monthly meeting, an exhibition, an open day, a launch, a display, a history bookclub … be inventive. We encourage everyone to think laterally about how to create an online event for History Month as well as something in person.

Need help?

  • The RHSV can host your Zoom meeting if you don’t have a subscription.
  • The RHSV has film equipment to help societies create videos (only applicable to Melbourne-based historical societies).

Just email info@historymonth.org.au for Zoom or film equipment.

Depending on your COVID restrictions, engage with your local school and library or your local footy club or CFA, get your local cafe to run a nostalgic WWI menu, ask your community to allow your society to scan their photos, get your local hairdresser to run a masterclass in how to create 1940s hair-dos, get the local choir to do an evening of bush ballads, start a Facebook competition on the best recipes from the depression … there is no limit to ways in which you and your community can engage in history.

The History Teachers Association of Victoria has a great list on their website of ways to get involved with schools.

Sesquicentenary of Education Act 1872

Did you know that 2022 is the sesquicentenary of the Education Act 1872? Legislation isn’t normally exciting stuff but this act was groundbreaking at a global level. Victoria was the first jurisdiction to legislate that primary education must be secular, compulsory and free. Countries around the globe followed Victoria’s lead and, to this day, we are justly proud of this piece of legislation. Leverage this anniversary to organise a history event with your local primary school.