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An Oral History of ANZHES

ANZHES was established in 1971 and has provided a vital umbrella for the creation and sharing of research in the field of educational history in Australia, New Zealand and beyond. ANZHES has made some efforts to preserve its own past, however, the records of the Society are not held in any one archive but are scattered among the membership. Furthermore, like most voluntary professional associations, much of the experience of the Society has occurred at annual ANZHES conferences, at symposia and members’ meetings. The basis of this fellowship is that the key to accessing the treasure trove of experiential ANZHES history is through harnessing members’ memories.

The ANZHES Oral History Project Fellow will canvass the involvement of all previous and future members as can be contacted through the Society’s mailing lists, during 2018. They will be invited to write or record their memories of the Society, or be interviewed.  They will also be invited to share any photographs and other emphemera or publications.

A second phase will be the ongoing invitation of former and current members to share their memories and relevant archival materials.

Introducing ANZHES Oral History Fellow, Dr Kyle Harvey

Kyle Harvey is a cultural historian based at the University of Melbourne, where he works as a research fellow on the ARC Linkage Project ‘Migration, Cultural Diversity & Television: Reflecting Modern Australia’. He received his PhD from Macquarie University in 2012, and has published broadly in U.S. and Australian Cold War and social movement history. Kyle was the 2013 C.H. Currey Memorial Fellow at the State Library of NSW, and has previously taught Australian and World History at Macquarie University and the Western Sydney University College.

Annual Conferences

The Society has held annual conferences since 1971. The following list can be improved if members or former members have better information, especially in the area of conference themes. Publication of conference proceedings mainly occurred in the 1980s and 1990s. Craig Campbell and Lynne Trethewey have been the main compilers. Contact the former if you have additional information, or the Secretary of the Society.


History of ANZHES articles

The following articles about the history of ANZHES are availiable in PDF format for download and offline viewing:

John McMahon, ‘ANZHES: The first twenty-five years’, History of Education Review, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 1-22.

Craig Campbell & Geoffrey Sherington, ‘History of education: The possibility of survival’, Change: Transformations in Education, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 46-64.

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