The 2023 Asia Pacific Economic and Business History (APEBH) Conference will be held at the University of Technology Sydney, from Friday 10th to Saturday 11th February, 2023. The conference is organised by the Economic History Society of Australia and New Zealand (EHSANZ), and the theme is Gender in History.
Referred to as Warrane, Aboriginal Australians have inhabited the Greater Sydney region for at least 30,000 years. The traditional custodians of the land on which modern Sydney stands are the clans of the Darug, Dharawal and Eora peoples.
During his first Pacific voyage in 1770, Lieutenant James Cook and his crew became the first Europeans to chart the eastern coast of Australia, making landfall at Botany Bay. In 1788, the First Fleet of convicts, led by Arthur Phillip, claimed Sydney as a British penal colony, the first European settlement in Australia.
Sydney is the capital of New South Wales, and the metropolis surrounds the many rivers, coves, islands and waterways of Sydney Harbour. The city is home to 5.2 million people, and extends towards the Blue Mountains to the west, Hawkesbury to the north, the Royal National Park to the south, and Macarthur to the south-west.
The conference will be held at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia’s #1 Young university (est 1988). UTS originates from the the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts (est 1833), which later formed the Workingman’s College before being taken over by New South Wales government to form the Sydney Technicall College and then the New South Wales Institute of Technology (NSWIT).
The UTS city campus is located at the southern border of Sydney’s central business district, close to Central station and bordering Haymarket, Chinatown, Ultimo and Chippendale. The UTS Business School is located in Building 8. The Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, is the first Australian building designed by celebrated architect Frank Gehry and is considered a contemporary architectural icon.