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The Qld History Teachers' Association

The Qld History Teachers' Association is a voluntary organisation with an executive membership of Primary and Secondary History Teachers, Academics and Educationalists. Our aim is to foster an interest in History and the teaching of History, but especially to support and assist History teachers in Queensland. Our website provides information on the available competitions for students and teachers, as well as available professional development, resources and upcoming events.

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Queensland History Teachers’ Association Inc
ABN: 77 270 249 802
PO Box 1029. New Farm QLD 4005
Phone: 0418 764 574
Email: qhta@qhta.com.au


For QHTA Membership Enquiries:
Sandra Kenman
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During four decades, Dr Hamilton (Russell) Cowie (1931-2015) was the most influential force in history education in Queensland. His impact was multi-faceted. He was a brilliant and innovative teacher at both secondary and tertiary levels, led the development of inquiry-based syllabuses, pioneered a new era in history textbooks, helped found the state and national history teacher associations, and presented countless lectures and workshops at conferences.

Known affectionately to all as ‘Russ’, he was a towering and legendary figure in teacher education, admired by the legions of university students whom he nurtured into their professional lives.

Russ was the inaugural patron and life member of the Queensland History Teachers’ Association. He was promoted to Associate Professor by the University of Queensland and in 2013 was honoured by the nation with the Medal of the Order of Australia.

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Conferences & Events


QHTA State Conference 2018

Building Bridges 2018 QHTA State History Conference 30 June 2018 Brisbane Girls Grammar School, Brisbane Designed by teachers, for teachers, the QHTA State History 2018 Conference will be held in Brisbane at Brisbane Girls Grammar School. Join us for a day of…
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2018 HTAA Annual Conference. Canberra

People. Power. Perspectives 2018 HTAA Annual Conference 2 - 4 October 2018, Canberra National Library of Australia and Museum of Australian Democracy Join us at the 2018 HTAA Annual Conference and be inspired by a range of stimulating keynote speakers and a program…
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QHTA State Conference Location & Date Here

Breaking Boundaries 2017 HTAA National History Conference 27 – 29 September 2017 All Hallows’ School, Ann Street, Brisbane Call for Papers: The Queensland History Teachers’ Association invites you to submit a proposal for a workshop or lecture suitable for the…
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Seminars / Workshops

What's On with QHTA

10 February 2018
Place-based History PD Event
James Cook University
10am - 4.15pmRegister
2 March 2018
'Call for Presentations' proposals due
2018 QHTA State Conference
8 March 2018
Brisbane Grammar School from 4.15pm
24 March 2018
Friends of Antiquity, Ancient History Day 2018
University of Queensland, 9am-4pm
31 March 2018
'Call for Papers' close
History Teachers' Association of Australia Annual Conference
2-4 October, 2018: CanberraView Site
14 April 2018
The Dr Russell Cowie 'Excellence in History Education' Award closes
4 May 2018
QHTA Student Seminar - Ancient
Harristown SHS
10 May 2018
QHTA Student Seminar - Modern
Somerset College
11 May 2018
QHTA Student Seminar - Ancient
St Paul's School
14 May 2018
QHTA Student Seminar - Ancient
Coomera Anglican College, Gold Coast
18 May 2018
QHTA Student Seminar - Modern
Immanuel Lutheran College
23 May 2018
Australian History Competition
25 May 2018
QHTA Student Seminar - Modern
Calamvale Community College
25 May 2018
Anzac Day Schools Award closes
31 May 2018
QHTA Student Seminar - Modern
Harristown SHS
30 June 2018
QHTA State Conference
Brisbane Girls Grammar School, Brisbane
23 July 2018
Webinar - Digging up the past
Diana Platt
30 July 2018
Webinar - Ancient Sociaties: Beliefs, rituals and funerary practices (Egypt)
Dr Serena Love & Darlene Hill
7pm-8.30pmView Details
6 August 2018
Webinar - Akhenaten
Michael Cocks (@HistorySkiils)
13 August 2018
Webinar - Agrippina the Younger
Dr Glenn Davies
20 August 2018
Webinar - French Revolution
Dr Michael Adcock
24 August 2018
2018 National History Challenge
27 August 2018
Webinar - Australian Frontier Wars/Indigenous Rights Movement
Julie Hennessey
3 September 2018
Webinar - Anti-Apartheid Movement in South Africa
Susan Du Rand
3 September 2018
Reimagining the Past Conference
The Glennie School, Toowoomba
Queries to bedforda@glennie.qld.edu.auView Details
21 September 2018
2018 QHTA Historical Writing Competition
2 - 4 October 2018
History Teachers' Association of Australia Annual Conference
People, Power, Perspectives
CanberraView Details
8 October 2018
Queensland Premier's Anzac Prize 2019 due
16 October 2018
Teaching Indigenous History: Queensland Frontier wars
All Hallows' School
30 October 2018
History TeachMeet
St Margaret's Anglican Girls School
4.30-6.30pm. Cost freeRegister here
9 November 2018
Simpson Prize Competition due