The editorial discusses why PHANZA is important and the challenge of making it relevant to the many historians who are not among its members.
Susan Butterworth attended a conference on concepts of nationhood, held to mark the centennial of the proclamation of Dominion status in 1907, and provides a summary of papers presented. Malcolm McKinnon writes about a history conference he attended in the United States of America.
Michael Kelly takes a look at those in history who took time to look forward and make predictions about the future. Ben Schrader looks at the future of the Bowen State building in light of the planned redevelopment of the area behind Parliament Buildings on Bowen Street. Kirstie Ross, history curator at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, details a new exhibition covering twentieth century life in New Zealand. Kelly also recaps on progress made on the country’s World Heritage cultural nominations and reviews Time Team’s offerings on Sky television, before signing off on his last edition of Phanzine as editor.
Read this issue: Phanzine December 2007