Faculty of Education

Tasmanian History Teachers Association Conference


Teaching Australia's 'difficult' history in Tasmania

Start Date

13th Aug 2016


Sir Raymond Ferrall Centre
Newnham Campus
University of Tasmania (Launceston)

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'Difficult' history has recently been the topic of critical analysis in the history, heritage and museums of such countries as Japan, China, the United States, Canada, South Africa, Britain, Ireland and Germany. The term refers to knowledge about the 'dark side' of humanity, including dispossession, murder, genocide, torture, rape, slavery, paedophilia and the forced removal of children. It can be contested, conflicting and confronting.

The 2016 Tasmanian History Teachers' conference will address problems and issues in the teaching of 'difficult' histories in the new Australian Curriculum, with specific reference to Tasmania.

For full conference details please see the THTA Conference Flyer [PDF 822KB]

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  • Tasmanian History Teachers' Association Members – $80
  • Non-members – $100
  • Pre-service teachers – S40