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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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Call for papers – Scarred Nations: Intrastate Conflict, Legacies and Reconciliation – Titiro Whakamuri ki anga Whakamua Symposium

Posted on June 30 2022

The Scarred Nations: Intrastate Conflict, Legacies andReconciliation – Titiro Whakamuri ki anga Whakamua Symposium 16–21 April 2023Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira,Aotearoa New Zealand The organising partners for Scarred Nations are delighted to invite paper submissions to this international, multidisciplinary symposium showcasing academic and creative work on intrastate conflict, its legacies, and processes of reconciliation. The goals of the

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Judith Binney Fellowships and Writing Awards

Posted on June 26 2022

Applications for the 2023 Judith Binney Fellowships and Writing Awards will open on 4 July 2022.   Applications close at 5pm on 26 August 2022.   The Fellowship and Awards are scheduled to be announced in November 2022 for tenure in 2023. The Judith Binney Fellowship is available for an established scholar to undertake or complete significant research. Writing Awards are for emerging

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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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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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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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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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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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Volume 28, Issue 1 (April 2022)

Posted on June 1 2022

In the April 2022 issue of Phanzine Michael Kelly encourages members to complete their PHANZA website profiles; Liz Ward and Carol Neill report on Massey University’s stocktake of Aotearoa New Zealand’s local histories resources; David Young discusses how he put his book Wai Pasikia; Indigenous ways in a changing climate together; Ruth Greenaway describes the content of a new book

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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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