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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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Rosemary Seymour Research & Archives Award (applications open from 1 August and close 31 October)

In 1974 Rosemary Seymour, a Waikato sociologist, initiated a newsletter and a network of women interested in women’s studies, that… Read more »

Vacancies: Heritage Assessment Advisors at Heritage New Zealand (closes 4 June 2019)

Heritage New Zealand is currently advertising for two Heritage Assessment Advisors, one full time and the second part time, based… Read more »

Essentials of Oral History workshop: Wellington (25 May 2019)

The Alexander Turnbull Library is once again offering their popular introductory oral history workshops in Wellington. These workshops are for… Read more »

Marilyn Waring’s ‘The Political Years’ (talk at National Library, Wellington, 22 May 2019)

In 1975 Marilyn Waring was elected to the New Zealand Parliament as the MP for Raglan. Aged just 23 and… Read more »

Crowdsourcing history: the women who signed the 1893 Women’s Suffrage Petition (Wellington, 21 May 2019)

Who were the 32,000 women who signed the Women’s Suffrage Petition? Over 32,000 women from all walks of life signed… Read more »