Aotearoa Gender History Network seminar, 19 October

The next Aotearoa Gender History Network seminar is on Wednesday Rāapa 19 October, 12 pm – 1 pm NZT, via zoom

Register here


Karen Fox, Rank and Reputation in the Tasman World: Reflections on Gender and Place

Rachel Boddy, The Heart-throb of 1710: Dr. Henry Sacheverell

Karen Fox is a senior research fellow in the National Centre of Biography at the Australian National University and a research editor for the Australian Dictionary of Biography. She has just completed a book on the history of official honours in Australia, and is beginning a new project on the making and unmaking of historical reputations. Her research centres on questions of reputation, significance, and celebrity in relation to historical lives.

Rachel Boddy is a PhD candidate in History at Te Herenga Waka: Victoria University of Wellington. Her current research investigates eighteenth-century political celebrity, and she has previously looked at the politics of intimacy in Georgian Britain and women’s agency in marriage and divorce in late-eighteenth-century Britain. She has worked as a research assistant on the database, and for the project ‘Scots Law and British Colonialism’.

Coming up next, in our final session for this year:

Wednesday Rāapa 30 November, 12 pm – 1 pm, via zoom


Jess Parr, Unravelling the history of Obesity in Aotearoa: Examining the scientific roots presented in social epidemiology

Helen Morten, The ‘Cult of the Expert’: Dietary Advice and Gender in New Zealand, 1930-1960

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.