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Historian wanted – Part-time Researcher Opportunity

Posted on April 17 2021

The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography is seeking a researcher to carry out reference-checking and other research work in support of its 2021/22 publication programme. The researcher will need to be Wellington-based. The 12-month contract is for 12 hours per week at $25 per hour; we currently have a backlog, so some of the work could be undertaken in a

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Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies – Review

Posted on April 17 2021

Over the next two months Victoria University will be undertaking a review of the Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies (SRC). The purpose of the review is to ensure that the SRC is well-positioned and supported to continue to contribute to the University’s strategic goals. The terms of reference for the review are attached. The university warmly welcomes submissions

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Aotearoa New Zealand Gender History Online Seminar Sessions – Full Schedule

Posted on April 17 2021

A space open to all interested in discussing current research in women’s and gender history with a focus on Aotearoa New Zealand. Zoom meetings are held every 6 weeks on Wednesdays – Rāapa, 12 noon to 1.00pm.  Zoom link (recurring): https://waikato.zoom.us/j/82421107647 Wednesday 17 March Paulien Martens, The History of Fatherhood in Otago, 1840-1914.Rachel Tombs, An End to Spousal Immunity: Rape Law

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Oral History Workshops at Greerton Library, Tauranga – August/September

Posted on April 8 2021

On the 5th August and 2nd September this year, the National Library will be offering oral history training at Greerton Library. The workshops will be taught by Megan Hutching, oral historian, and Lynette Shum, Oral History Advisor, and will be held at Greerton Library, Tauranga. Enquiries and bookings can be sent to ATLOutreach@dia.govt.nz For more details, click here.

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Stout Research Centre Seminar – “The Economy Really Does Matter”

Posted on April 8 2021

A panel discussion on Brian Easton’s book Not in Narrow Seas: The Economic History of Aotearoa New Zealand (2020) will take place at 4.10 pm – 6.00 pm on Wednesday, 21 April. Brian Easton suggests that everyone agrees the ‘economy really does matter’ but too few seriously investigate the implications. His book addresses this omission, identifies major economic trends since

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Call for papers – The “Green Stream” of the 2021 Australian Historical Association Conference

Posted on April 3 2021

The Australian Historical Association is convening its 39th AHA Conference at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. The conference will be held on the 29th November – 2nd December. As in previous years, there will be a “Green Stream” in the Conference to highlight research in environmental history. Submissions for individual papers, panel and workshop sessions, and roundtable discussions

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Aotearoa New Zealand Gender History Online Seminar – April Session

Posted on April 3 2021

You are warmly invited to Mana Wahine, the second session of the 2021 Aotearoa New Zealand Gender History Seminar series.  Wednesday 28 April, 12 pm – 1 pm, via zoom (https://waikato.zoom.us/j/82421107647) Speakers: Hineitimoana Greensill, ‘Wahine ma korerotia’: Māori women’s writing & activism, 1975–1984 Nālani Wilson-Hokowhitu, Retracing the Storylines of Hina – A Mana Wahine Journey This is a regular, online seminar.

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Northland Heritage Guide

Posted on March 27 2021

A new Northland Heritage guide publication is now available and ready-for-use. The purpose is to showcase the wonderful heritage sites and museums that Northland has to offer. This free publication for the Northland’s Museums Association was funded by Creative Northland and Northland New Zealand. For more on the guide, including a link to view a digital version, click here

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Tauranga Libraries – Celebrating 150 years

Posted on March 27 2021

In 1871, the Tauranga Library subscribers met for the first time at the Masonic Hotel. To celebrate 150 years, a special talk will be held on Wednesday 7 April from 12.45 – 2pm at the Ngā Wahi Rangahau Reserch Collections Level 1 Tauranga Library 91 Willow Street. The talk will trace the library’s inception back to 1871 and ask: •          

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Auckland historian wanted for on-camera interview

Posted on March 25 2021

Newshub would like to interview a historian with a knowledge of Auckland history for a piece on what they have described as the ‘myths and legends’ of Auckland. The angle seems to be that they would like to concentrate on those parts of Auckland that established an unusual reputation and how that influenced the city’s history. The interview will take

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Historian wanted to produce publication on Waikato Construction Company

Posted on March 20 2021

Foster Construction in the Waikato is interested in commissioning the services of a historian to create a history of their business. Fosters has provided the following information: Objective is to create a hard cover book Easy reading history for staff and clients to learn how culture has developed, and Fosters has contributed to the Waikato built and business environment Capture

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This Is Us: Violence in Aotearoa’s Past and Present (an edited collection – Call for Papers)

Posted on March 20 2021

This edited collection examines violence in Aotearoa New Zealand’s past and present. We are seeking chapters that engage with oral histories, written testimonies, or other sources to explore how violence has impacted the lives of individuals and their communities. We address the following questions: How has violence manifested throughout history? How have histories of violence been represented or silenced? What

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Auckland History Initiative Symposium is back!

Posted on March 18 2021

Professor Lynda Bryder and Dr Jess Parr are pleased to announce the return of the Auckland History Initiative Symposium. Mark the date – Monday April 12, 10am – 4:00pm, for an action-packed symposium on Auckland/Tamaki Makaurau’s past at the University of Auckland. The symposium will include a keynote address by Dr Lucy Mackintosh and Pania Newton (Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland Museum). Following

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Letter of Introduction from Rachel Esson – New National Librarian Te Pouhuaki

Posted on March 6 2021

The new National Librarian Te Pouhuaki Rachel Esson has written an introductory letter to the library’s community of users and stakeholders, including PHANZA. Of particular interest to members, Rachel addresses the issue of the disposal of the Overseas Published Collections and the actions the National Library has taken over the past year. Please find a link to the letter here

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