Services include History Project Management, Project History Writing, Project History Research, Short Analytical Research Reports in History, and Archival Database Management. Detailed services can be found here.
Neville Buch (Pronounced Book) Ph.D. is a certified member of the Professional Historians Association (Queensland). Since 2010 he has operated a sole trade business in history consultancy. He is a Q ANZAC 100 Fellow 2014-2015 at the State Library of Queensland. Dr Buch is the PHA (Qld) e-Bulletin, the monthly state association’s electronic publication, and is a member of its Management Committee. He is the Managing Director of the Brisbane Southside History Network.
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WHY CONTRACT A HISTORIAN?
There comes the time to put the pieces of the past together and find meaning for ourselves and have a story to tell.
It is not as easy as one might think. And can be time-consuming, especially if you are not sure what records you need. There is also a logic and an art in writing a history from primary source material.
Professional historians know where to find those missing pieces and are able to interpret accurately to produce precise & interesting narratives.
I have known Neville almost twenty years, and I was Head of the History Department at The University of Queensland when he completed his Ph.D. He has been well trained in research and writing methods, and this is evident in the range of topics that he has been recently involved in – from family history, through institutional histories (church, school), to biography and company history. He is also currently collaborating on a project to map the history of south-side Brisbane, as well as preparing a strategic plan for an organisation.
Furthermore, Neville is skilled in the use of electronic technology in respect of the collection and presentation of historical evidence. For example he has designed an archival database, to digitise local history collections. As another example, since he took over last year as editor of the e-bulletin of the Professional Historians Association (Queensland) he has totally revamped the newsletter into a highly professional and readable medium of communication.
I also want to draw attention to the skills and aptitude Neville has as a research officer – preparing policy papers and writing speeches – for organisations and committees. He gained this experience through appointments to Griffith and Melbourne universities between 1997 and 2008.
I have full confidence that Neville Buch can produce for you a thoroughly researched and well-written, useful and interesting historical compilation.
- DR W. ROSS JOHNSTON