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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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Judith Binney Fellowships and Writing Awards – 2023 Applications

Posted on June 9 2022

The Judith Binney Trust has announced that the opening date for the 2023 Fellowship and Writing Awards is 4 July 2022 and closes at 5pm on 26 August 2022. It is anticipated that the recipients of the 2023 Fellowship and Awards will be announced in November 2022. The Judith Binney Fellowships and Awards support research and writing on the history

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The Friends of the Hocken Collections Award 2023

Posted on May 30 2022

To mark the occasion of its 25th anniversary in 2016, the Friends of the Hocken Collections (FOHC) offered an award of NZ$10,000 to support a research project on some aspect of the historical development of culture and society in New Zealand, primarily using the resources of the Hocken Collections.  Detailed Application Information will be available on the Friends of the

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The New Zealand Journal of Public History – New articles by Katie Pickles and Sarah Gallagher

Posted on May 24 2022

PHANZA is delighted to let our members know that two new NZJPH articles are now available. Katie Pickles’ ‘Christchurch’s Cathedral Square and the Importance of Public Squares’ and Sarah Gallagher’s ‘A “Clever Knight of the Camera”: A Biographical Note About Frederick Finch, Resident of Wakatipu’ can both be found on the PHANZA website here. Katie Pickles is Professor of History

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Aotearoa Gender History Network, Wednesday 15 June

Posted on May 20 2022

The next Aotearoa Gender History Network seminar is on Wednesday Rāapa 15 June, 12 pm – 1 pm NZT, via zoom. Please note that we are now requiring a quick, online registration to attend.Register here Speakers: Rebecca Rice, Getting their boots dirty: Women’s botanical publications in 19th-century Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific Matt Basso, Family or Empire? Settler Masculinity and the

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Meeting with Archives New Zealand

Posted on May 20 2022

PHANZA President Michael Kelly joined senior ‘Treaty’ historians (both in and outside government) and Ministry for Culture and Heritage staff in a meeting with Archives New Zealand on 5 May, to discuss Archives’ much-criticised new search facility and its general accessibility for researchers. Archives NZ was represented by acting Chief Archivist Honiana Love, along with two of her staff. Much

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Australia and Aotearoa NZ Public History Network Newsletter

Posted on May 3 2022

The AAPHN has published its first Public History Network newsletter of 2022. It has several exciting contributions to the AAPHN blog and resources web pages. There have also been several great external events organised and attended by network members and collaborators. More information about the AAPHN can be found here.

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Aotearoa Gender History Network: Upcoming Seminars

Posted on April 6 2022

The next Aotearoa Gender History Network seminar is on 4 May. Please note that there is now a quick, online registration to attend. Wednesday Rāapa 4 May, 12 pm – 1 pm NZT, via zoomRegister here Hayley Goldthorpe, The Three Graces against the Taranaki War, 1860-61 Hayley Goldthorpe is a Sociology Master’s student at Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington. Their

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Lilburn Research Fellowship 2023

Posted on April 6 2022

The Lilburn Trust, in association with the Alexander Turnbull Library, invites applications for the the Lilburn Research Fellowship 2023. The aim of the Lilburn Research Fellowship is to encourage scholarly research leading to publication on some aspect of New Zealand and music, using the resources of the Archive of New Zealand Music and the wider published and unpublished collections of

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New DNZB Entries: Kiwi legends of architecture and design

Posted on April 6 2022

Fourteen new entries featuring legendary architects, industrial and fashion designers, and inventors have been added to Ngā Tāngata Taumata Rau Dictionary of New Zealand Biography (DNZB). This latest batch of entries is edited by Pou Hītori Matua Senior Historian at Manatū Taonga, Elizabeth Cox, and features biographies of architects, inventors and designers written by contributing authors including: Safua Akeli Amaama

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Job Opportunity – Urban Walking Festival

Posted on March 17 2022

The Urban Walking Festival is taking a digital/remote approach to delivering the festival. While it’s sad that people won’t be able to hang out in person and be guided around spaces it does open up other opportunities, one of which is delving into the Auckland Libraries Oral History archive with the advice of Sue Berman and team and constructing an

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Call For Papers – New Zealand Oral History Conference

Posted on March 15 2022

The Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies and the National Oral History Association of New Zealand (NOHANZ) Te Kete Kōrero-a-Waha o Te Motu have put out a call for papers for the New Zealand Oral History Conference. Where: Te Herenga Waka | Victoria University of Wellington When: 18 – 20 November 2022. About the conference: Te Reo a Ngā Taputapu Memory,

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Job Vacancy – Senior Archivist, Special Projects Lead at Alexander Turnbull Library

Posted on March 11 2022

The Alexander Turnbull Library has a new role to lead the processing team for three major collections (including digitisation at scale for one), and also to line manage the Librarians as part of the A&D team. Together these present a unique opportunity to be part of coherent planning, integrated processes, and professional development. The Senior Archivist, Special Projects Lead is

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