Aotearoa Gender History Network Seminar, 12 June 2024

The next Aotearoa Gender History Network seminar will take place on Wednesday Rāapa 12 June, 12 pm – 1 pm, via zoom

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Meg Melvin, Beginner’s guide on how to produce an Oral History Podcast

Randolph Hollingsworth, An Exploration of the Political Ideologies of Annie Jane Allen Schnackenberg (1835-1905) of New Zealand

Meg Melvin is a visual storyteller & content creator from Te Whanganui-a-tara. As a first-time podcast producer she will walk us through the process of wrangling 70 hours of audio into story arcs around the central themes of the oral history project.

The Keystrokes Per Minute Podcast is a limited series podcast about the women in the New Zealand Public Service Typing Pools from 1945 till the present day. The podcast was only made possible by the work of the team behind the Keystrokes Oral History Project. The Keystrokes Per Minute podcast is available on Apple Podcast, Spotify and IHeartRadio apps or via the website at

Randolph Hollingsworth earned a PhD in US History, focusing on conservative women and feminist critical theory. Retired from over three decades of teaching history and women’s studies, Randolph continues her research in nineteenth-century women’s history, looking especially at cross-cultural experiences in New Zealand. She recently completed a book chapter for Reassessing the White Ribbon Army: The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union After 150 Years (forthcoming, University Press of Kansas) that focuses on Māori women activists during the founding of the WCTU here in New Zealand and is entitled: “New Zealand, Biculturalism and Impact of WCTU NZ 1885-1920s”.