About PHANZA

Since 1994 the Professional Historians’ Association of New Zealand/Aotearoa (PHANZA) has been representing and advancing the interests of New Zealand’s professional historians.

Our members enhance New Zealanders’ understanding of their place in the world by exploring our past. PHANZA works to ensure this important contribution is recognised and members have opportunities to develop their careers.

We do this by:
Advocating on behalf of our community
Promoting professional standards
Providing advice about being and employing historians
Profiling our members to employers
Keeping members up-to-date with opportunities and events

PHANZA’s committee leads these activities.
President – Ewan Morris
Secretary – Karen Astwood
Treasurer – Eileen Barrett-Whitehead
Imelda Bargas
Marguerite Hill
Paul Husbands
Sandra Gorter
Lucy Mackintosh
Margaret Tennant