Aotearoa Gender History Network seminar, Weds 7 September

The next Aotearoa Gender History Network seminar is on Wednesday Rāapa 7 September, 12 pm – 1 pm NZT, via zoom

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Ereni Putere, Rau mōrehu ki te ao, rau mahara i te pō: Navigating history and the lives of Kāi Tahu

Ahinata Kaitai-Mullane, Power, Positionality, Perspective: Unpacking colonialism in contemporary pornography

Ereni Pūtere (nō Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Waitaha, Te Ātiawa ki Taranaki) is a doctoral candidate in History at Kā Waimaero | the Kāi Tahu Centre at Te Whare Wānaka o Waitaha. Her research examines the recording of Kāi Tahu whakapapa over time and the lingering impacts of these recordings on our understandings of the past.

Ahinata Kaitai-Mullane (Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Waitaha) has just finished her Master of Indigenous Studies at the University of Otago. Her masters project examined representations of wāhine Māori in early colonial imagery, linking these depictions to contemporary pornography. Her research interest lies in untangling the complex relationships between identity, gender and Indigeneity, with a particular interest in decolonising our bodies, as they are seen by others and ourselves.

Coming up next:

Wednesday Rāapa 19 October, 12 pm – 1 pm NZT, via zoom


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

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

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 (