There are a number of history festivals held throughout the year and the City of Sydney is a proud participant in many of them.
Information about events and programs can be found below.
History Week is our state annual festival of history, celebrated each year in the first week of September.
In 2013, the theme is 'Picture This'. Art and photography are powerful tools for the historian. People have long manipulated their images and all cultures have created their view of the world through visual representations. The development of the visual has changed, informed and sculpted society. History Week 2013 will bring the past into view through the frame of images.
Podcast and video
The theme for History Week 2012 was 'threads'. Uncover the fashionable video and podcast below.
The National Trust Heritage Festival is held every year throughout April and May, and is celebrated at hundreds of fantastic events across metropolitan and regional NSW.
Events have included community activities including discovery tours, art exhibitions, talks, award presentations, concerts, open days, photographic and historical displays and community fairs.
Laila is a historian with the City's History Program. She is the author of three books; current President of the Professional Historians Association of NSW; and a regular presenter on Fbi Radio's Scratching Sydney's Surface, a segment that explores the history of Sydney.
Dr Lisa Murray
Lisa is the City Historian and Chair of the Dictionary of Sydney, but has been a historian with the City of Sydney's History Program since 2001. Her research interests include Sydney's urban, cultural and social history; and cultural landscapes, memory and heritage.
Last updated: Wednesday, 29 May 2013