Welcome to Professional Historians Australia.

Information for members, delegates and clients.

 
 
 
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Our accredited historians are academically qualified to bring historical knowledge, objectivity, and strong research and writing skills to history projects.

Under the auspices of Professional Historians Australia, state and territory associations admit members in accordance with nationally recognised accreditation criteria and standards. Please click on the following link for further information on why employing a professional historian is vital to the success of your project.

Our Aims


Awareness

To increase potential clients' and employers' awareness of both the skills of professional historians and the appropriate conditions for their employment.


Dialogue

To develop dialogues with bodies, institutions and agencies that are involved in the areas of history, culture and heritage.


Discussion

To provide a forum for productive and critical discussion of the practice of historical scholarship in Australia.


Standards

To maintain and encourage adherence to professional standards and ethics among historians.


 

Mutual Support

To encourage mutual support and co-operation among professional historians.

 

Latest News

Honest History contributes to the professional development of PHA members via a donation of $800.00

Recently Honest History donated $800.00 to Professional Historians Australia to provide base funding to allow the association to assist early career professional historians to attend the association’s biennial conferences in the coming years.

Professional Historians Australia is delighted to accept this generous donation from Honest History. The donation will allow the association to assist early career historians to access professional development opportunities and to present their own research findings to peers at PHA national conferences in the future. Many members of our association work in isolation and on insecure incomes. The assistance provided by Honest History will enable the association to encourage our members to continue to develop historical skills of a professional nature.

Honest History as a coalition and a website (honesthistory.net.au) has spent five years promoting the balanced consideration of Australian history by offering contesting, evidence-based interpretations to students, teachers, universities, journalists and the public. Honest History secretary and editor David Stephens explained that ‘Honest History have made this donation to PHA to help early career professional historians make their own contribution in this field'.

Membership

Under the auspices of Professional Historians Australia, state and territory associations admit members in accordance with nationally recognised accreditation criteria and standards.

Delegates

Delegates from the Professional Historians Associations also administer Professional Historians Australia on an honorary basis. Visit our contact page for the details of current delegates.

ASSOCIATIONS

We have State and Territory Professional Historian Associations in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.