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Since 1994 the Professional Historians’ Association of New Zealand/Aotearoa (PHANZA) has been representing and advancing the interests of New Zealand’s professional historians.

Our members enhance New Zealanders’ understanding of their place in the world by exploring our past. PHANZA works to ensure this important contribution is recognised and members have opportunities to develop their careers.

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DNZB: 25 new biographies of trailblazing New Zealand women added

To celebrate the 125th anniversary of women winning the right to vote, 25 new biographies of women have been added… Read more »

2018 Women’s Studies Association Conference opening lecture (Wellington, 21 September)

Opening the 2018 conference ‘Feminist Engagements in Aotearoa: 125 years of Suffrage and Beyond’ Professor Barbara Brookes delivers this keynote… Read more »

Talk by Simon Nathan (Wellington, 20 September)

PHANZA member Simon Nathan is giving a talk at the National Library, Wellington, on 20 September. See details below: Alexander… Read more »

Volume 24, issue 1 (May 2018)

In this edition: the President outlines the work ahead for the committee over 2018; the committee announces the result of… Read more »

Public History Talk by Claire Regnault: A material history of dress (5 September, Wellington)

Claire Regnault is currently researching and writing a history of women’s fashionable dress in colonial Aotearoa New Zealand for Te… Read more »