Aotearoa Gender History Network Seminar, 1 May 2024

The next Aotearoa Gender History Network seminar.

Wednesday Rāapa 1 May, 12 pm – 1 pm, via zoom

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Lissa Mitchell, Through Shaded Glass – Women and Photography in Aotearoa New Zealand 1860-1960

Sarah Buxton, Collective Organisation: And the Formation of Lesbian Communities and a Museum

Lissa Mitchell is a photographic historian and curator of photography at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. They are the author of Through Shaded Glass – women and photography in Aotearoa New Zealand 1860 to 1960 (Te Papa Press, 2023) and have contributed to numerous publications including An Alternative History of Photography (Prestel, 2022) and Brian Brake – Lens on the World (Te Papa Press, 2010).

Sarah Buxton is the Coordinator of the Charlotte Museum Te Whare Takatāpui-Wāhine o Aotearoa and has a degree in History and post-grad in Museum and Cultural Heritage. The museum has a small team running the collection management, operations and events and activities so the role is varied and very ‘hands on’.

This is a regular, online seminar. Each session (held via zoom) features 2 x 10–12-minute research presentations on current research in Gender History with a focus on Aotearoa New Zealand, followed by discussion.

Convenors: Charlotte Greenhalgh ( and Charlotte Macdonald (