Auckland Writers Festival 16 – 21 May 2023

Posted on March 23 2023

The 2023 Auckland Writers Festival is taking place from 16 – 21 May. The program is out now and includes PHANZA members Paul Diamond, Jock Phillips and Elizabeth Cox. The Festival brings the very best local and international writers of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, scientists, economists, poets, journalists and public intellectuals together with audiences to explore ideas, share stories and


Te Pouhere Kōrero: Sacred Time – Tuesday 28 March 2023

Posted on March 20 2023

On 28 March at the National Library in Wellington, whānau of Te Pouhere Kōrero gather to wānanga – to make time and space to discuss their collective work. Supported by the Judith Binney Trust. Tuesday 28 March, 5.30 for 6.00 p.m. startTe Ahumairangi Foyer (ground floor)National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa70 Molesworth Street, Wellington Welcome: Paul Diamond


Family History Network: 16 March 2023

Posted on March 8 2023

The next Family History Network meeting is on Thursday, 16th March at 12-1pm. The zoom link for the meeting is: This month’s session will focus on ‘methods, sources and processes’ of family history research, led by Delwyn Blondell and Sue McLiskie, who have extensive experience in exploring and using different genealogy sites. Please come with your own thoughts on useful sites, sources


Book Launch – Histories of Hate: The Radical Right in Aotearoa New Zealand

Posted on February 25 2023

Otago University Press and Unity Books Wellington warmly welcome you to celebrate the launch of Histories of Hate: The Radical Right in Aotearoa New Zealand edited by Matthew Cunningham, Marinus La Rooij and Paul Spoonley. 6pm, Thursday 9th MarchUnity Books Wellington To be launched by Professor Jim McAloonAll welcome! ABOUT THE BOOK:Histories of Hate: The Radical Right in Aotearoa New


Symposium – Scarred Nations: Intrastate conflicts, legacies and reconciliation

Posted on February 24 2023

20-21 April 2023, Auckland War Memorial Museum The symposium’s framing of intrastate conflict (or civil war) within an international and historicalcontext (with significant Aotearoa New Zealand and Pacific content) is unique, timely, and relevantto both local and international audiences. Intrastate conflicts are characterised by a multitude of perspectives, experiences, cultures,histories, and sites. The Scarred Nations symposium draws together these diverse


Lecture at Kate Sheppard House: Dr. Rachel Paschoalin, Conservation Advisor, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, Thursday 23 February

Posted on February 11 2023

The ICOMOS NZ Education & Professional Development Committee and Heritage New Zealand are hosting a talk on Thursday 23 February 2023 where Dr. Rachel Paschoalin, Conservation Advisor, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga will speak on ‘Energy renovation of historic buildings in New Zealand: Towards a holistic method for reducing environmental impact’ Current concerns about climate change are emphasising the environmental


Family History Network – 15 February 2023

Posted on February 7 2023

The first meeting of the Family History Network 2023 will take place on Wednesday, 15 February 12-1pm. The zoom link for the meeting is: The meeting will be an informal discussion about family history plans for the current year (come ready to share your own) and to identify suitable speakers across Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia. If you can’t make the meeting but



Posted on November 27 2022

This symposium, featuring leading international and New Zealand scholars, will consider the interactions between Christianity, te ao Māori and colonization in Aotearoa New Zealand. Current public conversations on the nature of our history, the Treaty of Waitangi, and issues of Crown governance and Māori authority, call for fresh research and perspectives on multi-faceted relationships and processes. The wānanga-symposium will canvass


PHANZA Christmas Event: Auckland, 7 December 2022

Posted on November 10 2022

At last, an Auckland PHANZA Christmas! It’s been a couple of years now, but at last we can get together and celebrate our historical connections – with each other and with the ground with live and work on. Lucy MacKintosh’s book Shifting grounds, deep histories of Tāmaki Makaurau has been widely lauded. Lucy has kindly agreed to take PHANZA members on a


Public Lecture: Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies Friday 18 November 2022

Posted on November 9 2022

Professor Te Maire Tau Friday 18 November 2022 Can we add to the work of Jan Vansina? Auditorium National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa Lower Ground Floor, Aitken Street Entrance, Wellington 5.00pm Welcome – Mihi Whakatau 5.10pm – 6.10pm Keynote Address 6.10m – 7.00pm Refreshments Professor Tau is the Pou Whakarae of the Ngāi Tahu Centre at


Aotearoa Gender History Network seminar, Weds 30 November

Posted on November 1 2022

The final session of the Aotearoa Gender History Network seminar for 2022 is on Wednesday Rāapa 30 November, 12 pm – 1 pm, via zoom Register here Jessica Parr, Unravelling the history of Obesity in Aotearoa: Examining the scientific roots presented in social epidemiology Helen Morten, The ‘Cult of the Expert’: Dietary Advice and Gender in New Zealand, 1930-1960 Jessica Parr is


2022 Mina McKenzie Memorial Lecture, 7 November 2022

Posted on October 27 2022

Every year the Mina McKenzie Memorial Lecture discusses a topic near and dear to the museum community. In 2022, Dr Bronwyn Labrum’s subject is “Stories of change and innovation in the regions: Women in New Zealand museums since the 1950s” “Women now run most of the significant regional museums in New Zealand, including Te Manawa, and yet the figure of


Talking HISTORY: Cycles & Knickerbockers, Margaret Lovell-Smith investigates early Christchurch’s Dress Reform Debate

Posted on October 25 2022

About this event ‘Votes for Women’ was not the only issue being discussed by Canterbury’s feminists of the 1890s. Should women cycle and if so what should they wear, were also topics of debate. Some women were brave enough to abandon their corsets and even wear knickerbocker costumes as they enjoyed the freedom that cycling and this new style of


Australia and Aotearoa NZ Public History Network Seminar, 2 December 2022

Posted on October 25 2022

“Mothering in Crisis”, a Melbourne Climate Futures CRX Project headed by Dr Carla Pascoe Leahy and Dr Julia Hurst. Climate change is sparking more frequent and more intense environmental disasters, with worse forecast across this century. As a population group with a heightened care burden during disasters, as well as an explicit investment in the future in the form of


JD Stout Fellow Annual Lecture 2022 – Thursday 3 November 2022

Posted on October 13 2022

J.D. Stout Annual Lecture 2022 Dr Ben SchraderJ.D. Stout Fellow 2022 Fabricating identities: a short history of historic preservation inAotearoa New Zealand, 1890-1990 Scholars have linked the evolution of historic preservation with the rise of nineteenth century nation states, where nation builders used historic places to invent traditions that rooted people in (national) soils. This was harder to do in


PHANZA AGM, Wednesday 26 October 2022

Posted on September 29 2022

Members are advised that the PHANZA AGM will be held in person and on-line on Zoom at 5pm on Wednesday 26 October 2022 at Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation Campus – 139 Vivian Street, Te Aro, Wellington. Room VS204. This is a slightly earlier time than usual and is intended to