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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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Contestable Member Fund

PHANZA members are encouraged to apply for funding for their next history-related travel from our new contestable fund. Approved at… Read more »

New Zealand Oral History Conference – call for papers

The Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies and the National Oral History Association of New Zealand (NOHANZ) Te Kete… Read more »

Special offer to PHANZA members

Earlier this year we sadly lost Gavin McLean. In addition to his staggering historical output (sole or co-authoring 53 books,… Read more »

New additions to DNZB

Ngā Tāngata Taumata Rau Dictionary of New Zealand Biography is pleased to announce the publication of 13 new entries. The… Read more »

A message about paying subscriptions

Unfortunately, the compliance requirements of volunteer organisations have risen sharply in recent years and PHANZA is no exception. Where possible… Read more »