Aotearoa Gender History Network Seminar – Wednesday 5 April

The next Aotearoa Gender History Network seminar.

Wednesday Rāapa 5 April, 12 pm – 1 pm, via zoom
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Randolph Hollingsworth, Annie Jane Allen Schnackenberg (1835-1905): A Political Life

Marianne Schultz, Music, Dance, and the Archive: Princess Iwa and Bathie Stuart

Randolph Hollingsworth is an independent scholar working on a place-based and cross-cultural history of the 1885 tour of New Zealand by Mary Clement Leavitt, world missionary for the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (see work in progress at She taught history and women’s studies for many years at the University of Kentucky and also served as a university administrator, so, as a new permanent resident here, she is very much enjoying this unfettered time for learning New Zealand history.

Marianne Schultz holds a PhD in History from the University of Auckland, in addition to a MA Performing Arts from Middlesex University, London. Marianne has danced and taught professionally in the United States and New Zealand. She is the author of two books; Performing Indigenous Culture on Stage and Screen: A Harmony of Frenzy and Limbs Dance Company: Dance For All People. Her articles and chapters on dance and the performing arts have appeared in several peer-reviewed journals and in edited collections including Staging the Other in Nineteenth-Century British Drama, and Music, Dance and the Archive. She currently works as an archivist for several performing arts organizations in Aotearoa and in the US.

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 (