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New Zealand Military History Conference, February 2020

Posted on November 4 2019

The New Zealand Military Historical Committee brings ‘Heavy & Continuous Sacrifice – New Zealand and the Second World War’, 13-15 February 2020. Some 34 speakers, including international guests, will cover all aspects of New Zealand’s second great war. The conference brochure is available here. For accommodation options near Mt Cook, view this. Registrants, please contact: Peter Cooke, SecretaryNZ Military Historical

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New Zealand Symposium of Gastronomy, 2020

Posted on November 4 2019

The 2020 New Zealand Symposium of Gastronomy will be held in the Hamilton Gardens from 31 January to 2 February. The theme is ‘Gardens and Gastronomy’. The organisors are seeking papers, presentation and sign-ups. As part of the conference, Emeritus Prof. Helen Leach, ONZM, FRSNZ will offer a public lecture entitled ‘Re-creating (or Re-catering?) Katherine Mansfield’s “The Garden Party”’, to

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Heritage advisor vacancies, Department of Conservation

Posted on October 29 2019

DOC has vacancies for two Senior Heritage Advisors for the Heritage and Visitors Unit, Policy and Visitors Group. One of these positions will be in DOC’s Southern South Island region, with the option to be based in either Dunedin or Invercargill. The other will be based in Christchurch to work across DOC’s Eastern South Island & Western South Island regions.

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PHANZA Christmas functions

Posted on October 25 2019

There are events for Wellington and Auckland members this coming festive season. Wellington Our function this year will be held on Wednesday 11 December at the Education Centre, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. Kick-off is at 5.30pm and the usual refreshments will be provided. On the back of the Government’s announcement on the compulsory teaching of history in schools, we

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Lilburn Lecture 2019

Posted on October 24 2019

The esteemed New Zealand composer Dame Gillian Whitehead, DMus, DNZM, MNZM (Ngāi te Rangi) is this year’s Lilburn Lecture speaker. Dame Gillian will talk on the origin of ngā taonga puoro, their revival, and how she has used these traditional Māori musical instruments in her work. The lecture will include a performance by NZSO principal flautist, Bridget Douglas and taonga

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Australasian Engineering Heritage Conference 19–25 November 2020 Dunedin

Posted on October 16 2019

‘Engineering in a 2020 World – The Future of the Past’, to be held next year in Dunedin, will look at how heritage engineering and technology has endured, developed and undergone restoration and repurposing to claim its place in the future. Abstracts, formal conference papers and proposals for presentations will be accepted until 6 March 2020. Full details can be

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Public talk: Researching buildings, architects and architecture

Posted on October 4 2019

The National Library is offering a free public talk for anyone intending to use the LIbrary’s collections to research New Zealand buildings, architects and architecture. led by librarians Fiona Gray and Hannah Benbow, this talk is a great opportunity for historians to gain a better understanding of how to use the library to research historic buildings. Date: Tuesday, 29 October,

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PHANZA member publications

Posted on September 25 2019

The next issue of Phanzine  is being compiled and editor Margaret Tennant would like to hear of any new publications by PHANZA members for the next issue.  We do not publish reviews as such, but would love to publicise your achievement by giving details of the publication and its availability. Please email information to matennant@xtra.co.nz.

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Member profile updating fixed

Posted on September 25 2019

Many members will have noted (and have let us know) that updating their profiles on the website has not been possible for some weeks. The fix turned out to be moving the website to a new host, which we have done. While we hope that there will not be any more problems with member profiles, we have since had issues

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Vacancy: University of Otago – Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in History

Posted on September 5 2019

The University of Otago is looking for a permanent, full time Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in History to join the School of Arts. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a programme of high quality research and publication and to contribute actively to the discipline’s teaching programme. Your research will be in the field of New Zealand

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Heritage Talks, Auckland Libraries

Posted on September 1 2019

Aucklanders interested in family and local history, the historical stories of New Zealand, the Pacific, and beyond are invited to HeritageTalks – Waha pū-taonga to hear more about both our personal and our shared heritage. Experts in specialised fields deliver these talks and provide insight into our histories. HeritageTalks take place at least fortnightly, in the Whare Wānanga, Level 2,

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2020 Judith Binney Fellowship and Writing Awards

Posted on September 1 2019

Applications for the 2020 Judith Binney Fellowship and Writing Awards open on Monday 19th August. Applications for the 2020 tenure close at 5pm on 30 September 2019. The Fellowship and Awards will be announced in November 2019. The Judith Binney Fellowship is available for an established scholar to undertake or complete significant research. The Writing Award is for an emerging

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JD Stout Annual Lecture 2019 (Wellington, 4 September 2019)

Posted on August 24 2019

Johnathan West, JD Stout Fellow 2019: ‘Mirrors on the land: Histories of New Zealand’s lakes’ Lakes reflect the land around them. Their sediments and waters capture and preserve the ways we use and abuse their catchments. They are especially vulnerable to freshwater pollution, now one of New Zealand’s most pressing concerns. Few if any lakes in agricultural catchments have good

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