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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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New Zealand Journal of Public History – New Article by Emma-Jean Kelly

Posted on November 14 2022

We are delighted to share that the fourth – but not the final – New Zealand Journal of Public History article for the 2022 issue is now available to read on the PHANZA website. Emma-Jean Kelly’s ‘The Disappearance of James O’Grady: Mental Health in Aotearoa in the Early Twentieth Century’ can also be found here. Emma-Jean Kelly is the Senior

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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

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Deadline reminder: Judith Binney Fellowship and Writing Awards

Posted on August 2 2022

2023 Judith Binney Fellowship and Writing Awards Applications are open  Applications close 26 August 2022 This is a friendly reminder that applications for the 2023 Judith Binney Fellowship and Writing Awards close in four weeks’ time, at 5pm Friday 26 August 2022.The purpose of the Judith Binney Trust is to support rigorous and imaginative scholarship of the kind that characterised Judith Binney’s

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Call for Papers: The New Historians Conference 2022

Posted on August 2 2022

In the context of the pandemic and the immediate period that follows, there is a requirementto take a pause and understand the change, recalibrate, and prepare for what comes next. Atthe same time there are some things that remain constant, continuities that run strongthrough the before and after. The New Historians Conference 2022 is focused on the idea of change

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Lucy Mackintosh’s Shifting Grounds: Deep Histories of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland receives continued recognition

Posted on July 28 2022

Earlier this month Lucy Mackintosh was highly commended in the inaugural Public Environmental History Prize of Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Environmental History Network. The judges citation can be read below: Deep Histories of AucklandLucy Mackintosh’s important book, Shifting Grounds: Deep Histories of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland researches the deep history of three sites in present-day Auckland, linking history with archaeology. She demonstrates

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Applicants wanted for the Library and Information Advisory Commission

Posted on July 26 2022

The Department of Internal Affairs is seeking candidates to be a general member of the Library and Information Advisory Commission (LIAC). LIAC advises the Minister of Internal Affairs, as the responsible Minister for the National Library of New Zealand, on:  library and information issues, including mātauranga Māori, and access to library and information services; the role of library and

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Applicants wanted for Guardians Kaitiaki of the Alexander Turnbull Library

Posted on July 26 2022

The Department of Internal Affairs is seeking candidates to be a general member of the Guardians Kaitiaki of the Alexander Turnbull Library (Guardians Kaitiaki). Guardians Kaitiaki advise the Minister Responsible for the National Library on key matters relating to the operation of the Alexander Turnbull Library, including:  the capacity of the Library to acquire documents to be used for

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Presentations from the Haast Symposium: Celebrating the Life of Sir Julius von Haast are now available online

Posted on July 26 2022

Recently, a very successful online symposium was run by the Canterbury Museum to mark the 200th birthday of Julius von Haast, one of New Zealand’s leading 19th century geoscientists. The online conference took place from 30 April and 1 May 2022 and included speakers from New Zealand and Vienna. The presentations from the conference can now be viewed here, including a virtual

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Meeting with Archives New Zealand

Posted on July 14 2022

Julia Bradshaw attended on behalf of PHANZA a workshop meeting between users and Archives New Zealand regarding their new collections search, 30 June 2022. The meeting confirmed that improving the advanced search facility should be a top priority for Archives New Zealand. A detailed report from Julia on the meeting can be found here.

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Aotearoa Gender History Network – 27 July

Posted on July 8 2022

The next Aotearoa Gender History Network seminar is on Wednesday Rāapa 27 July, 12 pm – 1 pm, via zoomRegister here Speakers: Sam Iti Prendergast, Dreaming Sovereign Futures in Aotearoa and Hawai’i: Rihi Puhiwahine and Haunani-Kay Trask   Sam Iti Prendergast (Ngāti Maniapoto) is lecturer in history at Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato. Her work examines the tensions between the aspirations of white

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Pacific History Association (PHA) Webinar Series, July – November 2022

Posted on June 30 2022

The Pacific History Association (PHA) Webinar Series, July – November 2022 is being coordinated by Helen Gardner and Jacqui Leckie. Further details will be announced closer to the dates, including Zoom details. All are most welcome to join. Please check the PHA Facebook page for updates. More information on the 7 July Webinar can be found here. Enquiries to jacqui.leckie@otago.ac.nz Provisional

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Philippa Werry awarded first runner up for the Laura Solomon Cuba Press Prize

Posted on June 18 2022

PHANZA member Philippa Werry has won first runner up for The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa’s Laura Solomon Cuba Press Prize 2022. The judges said that Philippa Werry’s manuscript Iris and Me “is a strikingly original story in epic poem form.’” Philippa Werry is a writer of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays. Her interest in history has produced titles such

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PHANZA Members Help Showcase Local History Resources to Teachers and Schools

Posted on June 18 2022

With the Aotearoa New Zealand histories curriculum approaching, earlier this week PHANZA members Liz Ward and Margaret Tennant were involved in showcasing local history and heritage resources to teachers at Ka Mua Ka Muri in Pāmutana. Hosted by the Palmerston North City Library, Ka Mua Ka Muri (meaning walking backwards into the future) saw heritage groups and historians offer resources

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Book News: Karin Speedy’s ‘Foundations’

Posted on June 15 2022

PHANZA member Karin Speedy has a new book out this week. In Foundations, Karin Speedy takes us on a whirlwind journey through time and space as she navigatesintersecting personal, local, family and global histories, stories that help her reckon with who she is andwhere she stands in this complicated (post)colonial world. If colonialism, slavery, violence and heartbreakfeature heavily in her

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The Friends of the Turnbull Library Research Grant 2023

Posted on June 9 2022

Scholars undertaking research in the collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library are invited to apply for the Friends of the Turnbull Library Research Grant, worth up to $20,000. Closing date is 7 October 2022. The research project must include use of material in the Turnbull collections (but does not exclude use of other institutions) The Grant may be shared between

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