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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.

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‘Imperialism in the Cook Islands’, talk by Chris Turnbull (Auckland, 31 July 2019)

Head along to a Central Library Heritage Talk in which Auckland Library Heritage Trust Scholar, Chris Turnbull, will discuss New… Read more »

Expressions of interest for MFAT history project (close Monday 5 August 2019)

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage (MCH) is working with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) to… Read more »

Heritage talk: ‘Māori and royal tours’ by Jock Phillips (Auckland, 26 July 2019)

Takapuna Library is hosting an evening with Jock Phillips. In association with Friends of the Turnbull Library, he will present… Read more »

Call for papers: 2019 Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society (ANZLHS) Conference (Melbourne,

The 38th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society will be held in Melbourne, at… Read more »

Stout Research Centre Seminar: ‘Digital “linked archives” and the trans-Tasman literary world’ by Dr Helen Bones (Wellington, 17 July 2019)

Head along to the Stout Research Centre for a seminar: Digital ‘Linked Archives’ and the trans-Tasman literary world Early twentieth… Read more »