Volume 20, issue 1 (April 2014)

PHANZA turns 20 this year and Bronwyn Dalley, our first and current President, reflects on the changes professional historians have experienced during that time.

Dalley was elected at an Extraordinary General Meeting in December 2013 and Marguerite Hill summaries the event’s business, including the forthcoming ‘Commemorating: Histories and Anniversaries’ one-day conference in Palmerston North which PHANZA is jointly hosting. One of our partners is the newly established Massey University W.H. Oliver Research Academy, which Margaret Tennant tells us about. Later in the issue we profile new committee members Eileen Barrett-Whitehead and David Young, and new PHANZA members.

Ewan Morris discusses the James Cowan exhibition and symposium. Other conferences are also reviewed and Paul Diamond tells us about the Stout Research Centre’s ‘Rethinking War’ conference in Wellington, at which speakers included Bruce Scates and Alistair Thomson from Monash University, Melbourne, as well as Charles Ferrall, Monty Soutar, Jock Phillips and Megan Wells. Marguerite Hill attended the New Zealand Historical Association’s Dunedin conference, where highlights included presentations from Armando Alfaro, Tony Ballantyne, Alison Clarke, Nadia Gush, Courtney Harper, Katrina Ford, Sonia Pivac, Marianne Schultz and Natalie Smith.

In ‘Books that made a difference’, Barrett-Whitehead talks about Robert Lacey and Danny Danziger’s The Year 1000. In our regular heritage feature, Michael Kelly considers the permanence of our built heritage stocks.

Read this issue: Phanzine April 2014