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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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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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PHANZA Christmas Event: Auckland, 7 December 2022

Posted on November 10 2022

At last, 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

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Public Lecture: Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies Friday 18 November 2022

Posted on November 9 2022

Professor Te Maire Tau Friday 18 November 2022 Can we add to the work of Jan Vansina? Auditorium National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa Lower Ground Floor, Aitken Street Entrance, Wellington 5.00pm Welcome – Mihi Whakatau 5.10pm – 6.10pm Keynote Address 6.10m – 7.00pm Refreshments Professor Tau is the Pou Whakarae of the Ngāi Tahu Centre at

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Call for Papers: Katherine Mansfield: Last things and legacies

Posted on November 9 2022

Conference 7-9 July 2023 Pipitea Campus, Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington CALL FOR PAPERS One hundred years on from Katherine Mansfield’s death in 1923, a conference will be held in the city of her birth that reflects on her final years and her legacy. Papers, presentations, and panel talks from scholars, historians and creative artists on the following

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Consultation on a Draft Disposal Authority for Ministers’ Records

Posted on November 9 2022

The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) Workplace Services and Ministerial Services groups have developed a draft disposal authority for Ministers’ records for approval by the Chief Archivist. The scope of this authority includes records, in all formats, of members of the Executive branch of the Government of New Zealand, including the Prime Minister, Ministers of the Crown (inside and outside of

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Aotearoa Gender History Network seminar, Weds 30 November

Posted on November 1 2022

The final session of the Aotearoa Gender History Network seminar for 2022 is on Wednesday Rāapa 30 November, 12 pm – 1 pm, via zoom Register here Jessica Parr, Unravelling the history of Obesity in Aotearoa: Examining the scientific roots presented in social epidemiology Helen Morten, The ‘Cult of the Expert’: Dietary Advice and Gender in New Zealand, 1930-1960 Jessica Parr is

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2022 Mina McKenzie Memorial Lecture, 7 November 2022

Posted on October 27 2022

Every year the Mina McKenzie Memorial Lecture discusses a topic near and dear to the museum community. In 2022, Dr Bronwyn Labrum’s subject is “Stories of change and innovation in the regions: Women in New Zealand museums since the 1950s” “Women now run most of the significant regional museums in New Zealand, including Te Manawa, and yet the figure of

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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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Australia and Aotearoa NZ Public History Network Seminar, 2 December 2022

Posted on October 25 2022

“Mothering in Crisis”, a Melbourne Climate Futures CRX Project headed by Dr Carla Pascoe Leahy and Dr Julia Hurst. Climate change is sparking more frequent and more intense environmental disasters, with worse forecast across this century. As a population group with a heightened care burden during disasters, as well as an explicit investment in the future in the form of

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Lucy Mackintosh wins 2022 NZSA Heritage Book Award

Posted on October 22 2022

Lucy Mackintosh has won The New Zealand Society of Authors 2022 non-fiction book award for Shifting Grounds: Deep Histories of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland . Congratulations Lucy! More information on the award, including the judges citation, can be found here.

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NZHA Conference 21-24 November, 2023

Posted on October 17 2022

This is a Save the Date pānui for our upcoming conference at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | the University of Canterbury. This will be held from Tuesday 21st to the 24th November 2023 in Ōtautahi | Christchurch. Stay tuned for a Call for Papers out soon!

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Reminder: PHANZA AGM, Wednesday 26 October 2022

Posted on October 16 2022

A reminder that the PHANZA AGM will be held in person and on-line on Zoom at 5pm on Wednesday 26 October 2022. Location: Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation Campus – 139 Vivian Street, Te Aro, Wellington. Room VS204. Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82840166706?pwd=VVBCL0hUVFhuVURwcVFOZFdyZ2xuQT09 Meeting ID: 828 4016 6706 Passcode: 672517 Following the meeting you

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Organisation to Halt Military Service – 50 year anniversary

Posted on October 16 2022

As one of the most successful protest campaigns in New Zealand, the Organisation to Halt Military Service (OHMS) was instrumental in the ending of compulsory military training (CMT) in New Zealand. That all happened 50 years ago and it’s time to reflect and celebrate the events which led to its ending. CMT meant that all nineteen-year-old males (yes it was

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Auckland’s Heritage Counts 2022

Posted on October 16 2022

The Heritage Counts programme has released its 2022 data. The Heritage Counts programme started in 2018. It involves collecting statistics and research on Auckland’s heritage places. The research aims to raise awareness of the extent and variety of heritage places, and the social and economic benefits they bring. The 2022 statistics can be found here.

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JD Stout Fellow Annual Lecture 2022 – Thursday 3 November 2022

Posted on October 13 2022

J.D. Stout Annual Lecture 2022 Dr Ben SchraderJ.D. Stout Fellow 2022 Fabricating identities: a short history of historic preservation inAotearoa New Zealand, 1890-1990 Scholars have linked the evolution of historic preservation with the rise of nineteenth century nation states, where nation builders used historic places to invent traditions that rooted people in (national) soils. This was harder to do in

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