Welcome to the 2018 History Teachers’ Association of Australia Annual conference website. The ACT History Teachers’ Association are looking forward to hosting this year’s conference in Canberra.
This year’s theme is People, Power and Perspectives.
Bettany Hughes is an award-winning historian, author and broadcaster who has devoted the last 30 years to the vital communication of history and ideas. She is the recipient of the Norton Medlicott Medal for History, has been made a DfO of Oxford University for services to the academic and public outreach work of the University and in 2018 will be given Europe’s Helena Vaz da Silva Award for Raising Public Awareness of Cultural Heritage. Her books have been shortlisted for the Writers Guild and Runciman Awards and she was chair of the Orange Prize for Women’s Fiction. Bettany is author of titles which have garnered great critical acclaim and have been translated into over ten languages – they include Helen of Troy: Goddess, Princess, Whore; The Hemlock Cup, Socrates, Athens and the Search for The Good Life – which was a New York Times bestseller and Istanbul A Tale of Three Cities – which was a Sunday Times bestseller. She is a Research Fellow at Kings College London and a Professor of History at the New College of the Humanities. Bettany has long championed the re-writing of women of back into history and is a patron of a number of charities.
Original Trailer for Eight Days that Made Rome
George Megalogenis is an author and journalist with more than three decades’ experience in the media. The Australian Moment won the 2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Non-fiction and the 2012 Walkley Award for Non-fiction, and formed the basis for his ABC documentary series Making Australia Great. He wrote and presented the documentary tribute to former Australian prime minister Malcolm Fraser, Life Wasn’t Meant To Be Easy in 2015. George is also the author of Australia’s Second Chance, Balancing Act – Australia Between Recession and Renewal, The Longest Decade and Faultlines. His latest book is The Football Solution.
OPENING IMAGE: Percy Trompf Canberra c.1930, lithograph National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Purchased 1984