In this 3-part online series, City of Sydney historians Lisa Murray and Laila Ellmoos, and archivist Naomi Crago will go through how to undertake house history research.
They will introduce the key sources for research, work through a practical example and answer your research questions. Using the City of Sydney’s online house history guide you will discover the vast array of historical sources available for researchers.
Each one-hour session has a different focus. If you’re a novice, or more experienced in your research journey, you can join the session that suits you best. Or join us for all 3 sessions.
Lisa, Laila and Naomi will be there to answer your questions and demystify the research process.
Session 1 – 8 March
Don’t know where to start? This talk will give you a theoretical overview of the research materials available for doing your house history. The City of Sydney’s online house history guide introduces the key sources for house history research. You will gain an understanding of the research tools offered by the City Archives in the archives and history resources catalogue.
Session 2 – 15 March
In this session we will put our learning into practice, working through a building history using all the sources discussed in session 1. This practical demonstration will show you how to make the most of the research tools offered in archives and history resources, and remind you of links and tips in the house history guide.
Session 3 – 22 March
The series will wrap up with open question time. Want to find out more about a particular source? Are you having trouble interpreting a source? Have you hit a roadblock? Ask a question when you register for session 3 – the panel will address the most popular topics nominated. Popular topics will be discussed and there will be time for open questions. Collaborate with other researchers to unpick your house history research conundrums.
Lisa Murray is the city historian and heads up the history team.
Laila Ellmoos is a historian at the City of Sydney.
Naomi Crago is an archivist at the City of Sydney.
This event will have Auslan interpreting.