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Historian wanted – Public Trust

Posted on June 10 2021

As part of commemorations for its 150-year anniversary in 2023, the Public Trust is seeking a historian to provide historical information on the past 50 years of its history. This work, which will complement a book prepared for its centenary, is intended to identify the most interesting and relevant events and milestones between 1974 and 2023. The Public Trust would

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PHANZA submission on the Aotearoa New Zealand’s Histories curriculum proposal

Posted on June 10 2021

PHANZA recently made a submission on the draft proposal Aotearoa New Zealand’s Histories in the New Zealand Curriculum. Members can find a copy of that submission here. Please bear in mind that the executive received an array of views on the curriculum and not all of those views, which ranged from the broadly positive to the broadly negative, could be

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Volume 27, Issue 1 (April 2021)

Posted on May 28 2021

In the first edition of Phanzine for 2021, Tanya Evans outlines work towards an Australasian Public History network; Julie Bradshaw reports on the opening of Kate Sheppard House; Tim Shoebridge updates on the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography; Ian F Grant offers insights into publishing history; Danielle Campbell attends a local Thames heritage festival; Sandra Gorter walks through Symonds Street

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Vacancy – Senior Heritage and Urban Regeneration Advisor (Wellington)

Posted on May 28 2021

Wellington City Council has a vacancy for a Senior Heritage and Urban Regeneration Advisor. The main functions of this role is to proactively understand the role of heritage and urban regeneration and develop relationships both across Council and externally. A specialist knowledge of heritage buildings and understanding of strategic priorities will be required to bring stakeholders together. You will provide

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Royal Society Expert Advisory Panel – Response to Draft Aotearoa NZ Histories Curriculum

Posted on May 21 2021

The 31 May deadline for submissions on the draft Aotearoa New Zealand’s Histories Curriculum is fast approaching. Earlier this week, the Expert Advisory Panel established by the Royal Society Te Apārangi (co-convened by NZHA President Michael Belgrave and NZHA Council Member Charlotte Macdonald) released its response to the draft curriculum: Aotearoa New Zealand’s Histories – a response to draft curriculum

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New Starters in Te Hua | Delivery – Research & Publishing

Posted on May 21 2021

We are delighted to announce that Reina Solomon and Matariki Williams will be joining Te Pae Wānanga (Research & Publishing) as Pou Taki Te Tai (Project Manager, Te Tai Treaty Settlement Stories programme) and Pou Hītori Māori Matua (Senior Māori historian) respectively. These roles were formerly held by Gabrielle Paringatai-Lemisio and Monty Soutar respectively. Reina (Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Te Āti Awa, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti

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2021 Centre for the Book Symposium, “Natural” History? – Call for Papers

Posted on May 21 2021

University of Otago’s Centre for the Book Research Symposium, 18-19 November 2021, invites papers about publications related to natural history, examining how those publications achieved their effects, how they exploited the print affordances available to them, and how we might expect to see natural history publications evolve in future. Proposals due 1 September 2021. https://blogs.otago.ac.nz/cfb/2021-centre-for-the-book-symposium-natural-history-call-for-papers/

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NZHA Review Survey

Posted on May 13 2021

The New Zealand Historical Association is undertaking a survey as part of a review process. It is interested in the views of members and non-members alike and invites all PHANZA members to complete the survey by 31st May. The online survey asks a series of questions about your views on the Association’s goals, roles, working relationships and operations, and will

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Aotearoa New Zealand Gender History Online Seminar – June Session

Posted on May 13 2021

You are warmly invited to the third session of the 2021 Aotearoa New Zealand Gender History Seminar series.  Wednesday 9 June, 12 pm – 1 pm, via zoom (https://waikato.zoom.us/j/82421107647) Speakers:James Keating, Distant sisters? Writing a history of Australasian women and the international struggle for the voteVioleta Gilabert, Emotion, Modernity, and the Campaign for Christian Order in Aotearoa New Zealand, 1942-1946 James Keating is

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Palmerston North History Symposium (8-10 July)

Posted on May 13 2021

To view the full flyer, including more information on the symposium sessions, click here. This year’s symposium will consider the multiple ways in which the history of Palmerston North and its surrounding areas has been explored in the past, and options for the future. The majority of sessions will be held at Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science, and History.

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Commemorating Julius von Haast

Posted on May 12 2021

May 2022 is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Julius von Haast, born in Bonn. After he emigrated to New Zealand he had a distinguished career as an explorer, geologist, moa expert, botanist and university professor. He founded the Canterbury Museum in Christchurch in 1867, and was its Director until his death twenty years later. To celebrate the varied contributions

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Vacancy – Curator of New Zealand and Pacific Published Collections

Posted on May 8 2021

The National Library is advertising an opportunity to lead curatorial efforts for the New Zealand and Pacific Published Collection. You will work with a team of specialists in analogue, digitised and born-digital formats across both the Turnbull and wider NLNZ . The role demands an experienced documentary heritage professional who is excited by the challenge of strategic collection building, effective

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Stout Research Centre Symposium (29 May)

Posted on May 8 2021

Revolutions per minute: the sixties counterculture in Aotearoa New Zealand Nick Bollinger – J.D. Stout Fellow 2021 Politics, drugs, sex, communes, music, media… and more – The First campus ‘teach-in’ in 50 years! Nick Bollinger is currently working on a book about the counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s in New Zealand. On May 29 he will host a one-day

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2021 Ernest Scott Prize – Shortlist

Posted on May 8 2021

Congratulations to the six authors who have been shortlisted for the 2021 Ernest Scott Prize. This prestigious award is run by the University of Melbourne, and is given to the book judged to be the most distinguished contribution to the history of Australia or New Zealand or to the history of colonisation published in the previous year. In particular, we

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NZHA Review Survey

Posted on May 1 2021

The New Zealand Historical Association is undertaking a survey as part of a review process. It is interested in the views of members and non-members alike and invites all PHANZA members to complete the survey by 31st May. The online survey asks a series of questions about your views on the Association’s goals, roles, working relationships and operations, and will

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Vacancy – Curatorial Services Leader Turnbull Library

Posted on April 27 2021

Alexander Turnbull Library has an exciting opportunity for an experienced documentary heritage leader to join their team as Leader, Curatorial Services. In this role, you will work to ensure the smooth operation of curatorial functions, including donor relationships, acquisitions workflows, appraisal, and special projects to improve collections management and access to and use of the Library’s collections. This is a

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