Notices

Privacy Act reform – implications for historians

Posted on January 26 2023

PHANZA only became aware late last week that changes had been proposed to the Privacy Act 2020 that would have a direct effect on how historians gather and use information from oral sources. We were kindly alerted to this by our colleagues at NOHANZ, who made an urgent submission on the proposed changes. We followed suit. Both of those submissions

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Archives New Zealand – Updates to Collections search

Posted on January 26 2023

The first release, of updates from the vendor Axiell to improve Collections search has gone live. This follows testing by Archives kaimahi. Users will now see updates in Advanced Search that make accessing items easier. This includes having the digitised file viewer opening in a separate tab. This release has included investigating and remedying recent data synching issues. You can

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Applications for the 2023-2024 Collaborative Newspaper Programme with the National Library

Posted on January 13 2023

Applications for the 2023-2024 Collaborative Newspaper Programme will be open Tuesday 7th of February 2023.  This is a programme that the National Library runs every year to invite community groups and heritage organisations to collaborate with us to add more newspapers to Papers Past. The 2023-24 programme is limited to 40,000 pages due to existing commitments. The National Library will split

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Research Assistant Wanted in Wellington – History of the Formation of the Post-World War II Order in East Asia

Posted on January 1 2023

The Japan Institute of International Affairs is working with researchers who plan to visit National Archives in Wellington in March to collect and research historical materials. They are looking for a temporary research assistant who lives in Wellington and would be able to help them photograph materials. Dates: From March 13 to 17 2023 (Except weekends)    Hours: From the

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A new view of Julius von Haast

Posted on January 1 2023

Earlier this year a symposium was held to mark to 200th birthday of Julius von Haast, one of New Zealand’s leading 19th century geoscientists. Selected papers from this symposium have just been published online as a special Canterbury Museum bulletin that can be found here. You can download and view individual papers by clicking on the appropriate button – and there is

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News from the Stout Research Centre

Posted on December 7 2022

Appointment of the 2023 J D Stout Fellow:The Stout Research Centre has announced the appointment of Dr Michael Brown as the 2023 J D StoutFellow; a fellowship that is so generously sponsored by the Stout Trust and administered byPerpetual Guardians. Michael’s research project ‘From Lilburn to Vaporwave’ will investigatecontemporary electronic music and related topics, including the history of the New

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UNESCO Aotearoa New Zealand Memory of the World Trust add three new inscriptions to the Register in 2022

Posted on December 7 2022

The New Zealand Memory of the World Programme is one of over 60 Memory of the World programmes worldwide. It was established in 2010 by the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO. The New Zealand Committee’s members have a broad knowledge of New Zealand’s heritage institutions and communities. UNESCO recognition draws attention to the significance of documentary heritage and the

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Wānanga Symposium: CHRISTIANITY, THE MĀORI WORLD AND COLONIALISM IN AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND – November 2023

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

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PHANZA Auckland Christmas: 7 December 2022

Posted on November 21 2022

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 walking tour

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Aotearoa Gender History Network Workshop: 21-22 February 2023

Posted on November 21 2022

Women’s and gender histories in 2020s Aotearoa, Te Wai Pounamu and Moana Nui a Kiwa Waipapa Taumata Rau University of Auckland  21–22 Hui-tanguru February 2023 general registration $80 / ECR and unwaged $25  Register here The programme features 25 research presentations by emerging and established historians working across Aotearoa. Over two days we will discuss topics ranging from histories of whānau and

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Archives New Zealand’s Security Breach

Posted on November 17 2022

Members will no doubt be aware of yesterday’s announcement of a security breach in Archives’ new Collections Search system and the decision taken to remove the system from public view. PHANZA’s members, particularly those whose work or livelihoods depend on access to that system, will be dismayed and disappointed with this turn of events. We will be contacting the Chief

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Job vacancy: Heritage Assessment Advisor (part-time), Wellington.

Posted on November 15 2022

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading bicultural heritage agency. This 24 hour per week role sits within the Central Region/Te Takiwā o Te Pūtahi a Māui, a team charged with championing heritage and making it relevant for current and future generations. You will be part of a team of heritage professionals that works across the southern

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Call for Papers: Records of the Canterbury Museum – Volume 37 2023

Posted on November 14 2022

Canterbury Museum in Christchurch, New Zealand has published the Records of the Canterbury Museum since 1907, irregularly at first but annually since 1997. The reputation of the Records the Canterbury Museum is a source of pride, with its regular production and high-quality open access articles adding considerably to the Museum’s prestige as a research institution. They are now calling for

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