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.

We do this by:
Advocating on behalf of our community
Promoting professional standards
Providing advice about being and employing historians
Profiling our members to employers
Keeping members up-to-date with opportunities and events

PHANZA’s committee leads these activities.
President – Michael Kelly
Secretary – Peter Cooke (acting)
Treasurer – Sandra Gorter
Fiona McKergow
Jamie Jacobs
Margaret Tennant
Lynette Townsend
Monica Webb