Notices

Auckland Writers Festival – Lucy Mackintosh to present the 2022 Michael King Lecture

Posted on June 23 2022

Lucy Mackintosh will present the 2022 Michael King Lecture at the upcoming Auckland Writers Festival on Saturday 27 August 2022 3.30pm-4.30pm. Shifting Grounds: Deep Histories of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland by Lucy Mackintosh – co-winner of the 2022 Ernest Scott Prize for History and shortlisted for the 2022 Ockham NZ Book Awards – is a landmark publication, a history of Auckland that takes as

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Family History Network – 7 July 2022

Posted on June 22 2022

The next online meeting of the Family History Network on Thursday 7 July from 12-1pm. Zoom link: https://massey.zoom.us/j/88589262250  PHANZA member Helen Leggatt will present, followed by a group discussion. Helen’s presentation details are:  Burning God’s Own: A Prosopographical Approach to the Early Adoption of Cremation in New Zealand (1874-1946)  Historians and sociologists have long debated individual motivations underlying the transition from earth

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Annual Friends of the Turnbull Library Founder Lecture: Kia whakatōmuri te haere whakamua: Approaching our past with curiosity and courage

Posted on June 18 2022

The annual Friends of the Turnbull Library Founder Lecture will this year be given by Her Excellency The Right Honourable Dame Cindy Kiro, GNZM, QSO, Governor General of New Zealand. Date: Tuesday 28 June 2022, 6pm to 7pm Location: Taiwhanga Kauhau — Auditorium, (lower ground) National Library Wellington. Entrance on Aitken Street or online. Cost: Free. Booking essential. More information

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New Zealand Society of Authors Regional Road Show: Te Whanganui a Tara, 2 July 2022

Posted on June 15 2022

PHANZA member Paul Diamond is amongst the speakers at the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) Regional Roadshow in Te Whanganui a Tara on 2 July 2022. The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) Regional Roadshow brings professional development to the regions.  NZSA Regional Roadshows are

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News from the Stout Research Centre

Posted on June 11 2022

Professor Brigitte Bönisch-Brednich has been appointed as the Director of the Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies. As a Professor of Anthropology, Professor Bönisch-Brednich first connected with the Stout in 1996 when she and her husband, also an anthropologist, spent a year as research residents investigating the history of German immigration to New Zealand. She then joined the Te

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Research Required

Posted on June 9 2022

PHANZA has been contacted by a Finnish writer, Karl-Gustav Olin, who needs some research done for him on Scandinavian (mostly Swedish) immigrants and seamen at Archives New Zealand’s Wellington office. The amount of research required is not significant and he has a small budget to cover the work. If this interests you or you would like to know more about

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Applications for The CLNZ | NZSA Writers’ Award Open

Posted on June 1 2022

The Copyright Licensing New Zealand and the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa Writers’ Award of $25,000 is one of the highest non-fiction prizes in New Zealand literature, and is now open for applications. The award was established to provide financial support for writers wishing to devote time to a specific project, and to cover reasonable

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Costume and Textile Association of New Zealand Talk – Wednesday 1st June 2022

Posted on May 23 2022

Emeritus Professor Kay Morris Matthews, Associate Researcher and Curator MTG Hawke’s Bay is giving at talk for CTANZ on Wednesday 1 June 7pm-8pm via zoom. “A Lightbulb Moment: Integrating Cottage Industries within a New Zealand Women’s Movement”.  This talk will draw on the life of (Anna Elizabeth) Jerome Spencer (1872-1955) founder and leader of the New Zealand Women’s Institutes and

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Lucy Mackintosh’s Shifting Grounds wins the 2022 Ernest Scott Prize for History

Posted on May 23 2022

Congratulations to PHANZA member Lucy Mackintosh who has been jointly-awarded the 2022 Ernest Scott Prize for History for her book Shifting Grounds: Deep Histories of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. A rare historical assessment of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland’s past, with findings and stories that deepen understanding of New Zealand history. The judges commented: This beautifully produced, absorbing book is a treat to read.

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Family History Network – June Meeting

Posted on May 23 2022

Following interest from the NZHA conference last November, a group of people with interests in Family History research has been formed. The June meeting of the Family History Network is on Wednesday, 1st June, 12-1pm, via zoom: https://massey.zoom.us/j/89615956171 Rebecca Ream and Esther Fitzpatrick will present their research, followed by group discussion  Ethics and the ‘critical’ in critical family history  The ‘critical’ in

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Wilson History Oration for Professional Historians Australia – 2 June 2022

Posted on May 13 2022

Professional Historians Australia is pleased to introduce the Wilson History Oration. Out of the Blue: collaborative and community-based history in Australia presented by Associate Professor Tanya Evans 2 June 2022, 5.30-6.30pm (AEST), 7.30-8.30pm (NZST). This is a new public history presentation by an eminent historian to reflect and share experiences of historical research, writing and audience engagement. The inaugural oration will

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Save The Date: Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology Conference

Posted on May 12 2022

ASHA is pleased to announce that this year’s annual conference will be held in Russell, in the beautiful Bay of Islands in northern New Zealand. The conference will commence with a welcome function on the evening of 26 September 2022 and finish with a gala dinner on 30 September 2022. The conference venue is the historic Duke of Marlborough Hotel.

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2022 New Zealand Symposium of Gastronomy

Posted on October 26 2021

The 2022 New Zealand Symposium of Gastronomy will look at the refreshing foods, ideas and liquids that sustain us, enliven our palates and bring us together socially. The Symposium will be held in late February or March 2022 and hosted at Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History in Palmerston North. Call for Papers The call for papers is now

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Reminder: Historian wanted to assist with Archives NZ research

Posted on October 15 2021

This is a reminder that Rob Harris, who lives outside of Wellington, needs some research undertaken at Archives NZ in Wellington on the Kirk-Rowling government, particularly Cabinet deliberations. Experience searching Archway is desirable. If this interests you, contact Rob directly on harrisrob99@gmail.com or 0273420495.

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Call for Papers – New Zealand Journal of Public History

Posted on October 2 2021

The New Zealand Journal of Public History is now hosted by PHANZA! We are asking for papers from history, heritage and museum studies students or graduates for the 2022 issue. Research articles are of 5000-6000 words and interviews and opinion pieces of 2000-3000 words. Abstracts are due by 31 December. For more information, find the attached call for papers here.

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