Commissioning History

A history is a way of sharing the story of your community group, government department, school, church, union, community organisation, family, or area with the wider community.

PHA (WA) and the national PHA advocate for the engagement of people for history projects whose qualifications and experience meet the established National Accreditation Standard.

Professionally qualified historians bring a broad historical knowledge, strong research skills, an independent outlook and effective writing skills to a history project. Trained historians have the skills and experience to identify, collect and interpret research materials, conduct oral histories, research pictorial collections and other media, and produce an engaging and lively end product which locates your story in a wider historical context.

The outcome of a commissioned history could lead to a book or a booklet being prepared by a professional historian. For some projects other outcomes may be recommended such as a collection of oral histories, an exhibition, a radio program or podcast, a website or blog.

HOW TO FIND A PROFESSIONAL HISTORIAN

ASSISTANCE TO COMMISSIONING BODIES

If you require assistance about starting a history project enquire to the PRESIDENT or the MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE.

Commissioning History: A practical guide to engaging consultant historians can be downloaded for free HERE

The PHA SCALE OF FEES recommended for professional historians is updated annually.

A MODEL CONTRACT is available for use by both members and clients.