Aotearoa New Zealand Gender History Online Seminar

You are warmly invited to the first session of the 2021 Aotearoa New Zealand Gender History Seminar series. This will take place on Wednesday 17 March, 12 pm – 1 pm, via zoom (

Paulien Martens, The history of fatherhood in Otago, 1840-1914
Rachel Tombs, An end to Spousal Immunity: Rape Law Reform in 1980s New Zealand

(Please be aware that Rachel Tombs’ talk addresses sexual and domestic violence, including prevalence statistics. It does not quote testimonies from individual women’s experiences.)

The second session will take place on Wednesday 28 April, 12 pm – 1 pm, via zoom. It will be a Mana Wahine session with Hineitimoana Greensill and Dr Nālani Wilson-Hokowhitu.

This is a regular, online seminar. Each session (held via zoom) features two 10–12 minute research presentations on current research in Aotearoa New Zealand Gender History, followed by discussion. Please get in touch if you would like to present your own research.

Charlotte Greenhalgh (University of Waikato) and Charlotte Macdonald (Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University)