Information about PHAQ
PHAQ is a professional association for practising Queensland historians. It is akin to other professional associations for persons such as architects, doctors, engineers and planners. It is not an historical society at all, but instead seeks to promote the skills and expertise which its member historians have to offer, and to assist such historians in their professional development, foster a collegiate atmosphere where possible, and to disseminate relevant news, events and information amongst its membership.
PHAQ also belongs to the national body the Australian Council of Professional Historians Associations Inc. (ACPHA). For details about ACPHA please refer to their website http://www.historians.org.au
Members of PHAQ are located throughout Queensland and undertake a wide range of historical projects and research. For information about joining PHAQ go to the membership page.
A Management Committee is elected each year at our AGM to oversee the administration of PHAQ into the next financial year.
Meetings and activities
General meetings or “behind the scenes” tours of libraries, archives or repositories, or other relevant research, historical or heritage venues are held at various occasions throughout the year.
The main medium for disseminating information, news and events to PHAQ members is via our regular eBulletin.
PHAQ has in the recent past had an irregular Newsletter produced and distributed to members. The Newsletter is currently unavailable until a new Newsletter Editor/Editors can be found.
PHAQ Newsletter Editor/Editors (if any PHAQ members are interested, please contact your President or Management Committee).
Rules of PHAQ
Rules of the Professional Historians Association (Qld) Inc.
PHAQ forwards a regular email bulletin to all of its members, generally on a fortnightly basis. These bulletins contain information such as historical or heritage work, projects or tenders available, news and events of interest to the historical and research community, and even what some members have been up to or have achieved.
The Management Committee of PHAQ also uses the eBulletin as the main voice for letting members know about its activities, decisions, as well as news about membership and membership renewals and dues.
For details, contributions or other information for inclusion in the eBulletin, please contact our eBulletin Editor direct, or the President.
Scale of Fees
The national body ACPHA produces a guide to Scale of fees for all PHA members or potential employers.
Code of Ethics
Check out the ACPHA web page for historians Code of ethics.