Papers Past turns 21: Panel discussion — Wellington

Posted on July 26 2022

August 2022 marks the 21st anniversary of the initial release of Papers Past. It is regarded as a go-to site for researchers, genealogists, students, and all with an interest in our history. The range of uses and impact the website has had on research in New Zealand is vast. To celebrate, join the discussion with Papers Past regular users —


Auckland Writers Festival – Lucy Mackintosh to present the 2022 Michael King Lecture

Posted on June 23 2022

Lucy Mackintosh will present the 2022 Michael King Lecture at the upcoming Auckland Writers Festival on Saturday 27 August 2022 3.30pm-4.30pm. Shifting Grounds: Deep Histories of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland by Lucy Mackintosh – co-winner of the 2022 Ernest Scott Prize for History and shortlisted for the 2022 Ockham NZ Book Awards – is a landmark publication, a history of Auckland that takes as


Family History Network – 7 July 2022

Posted on June 22 2022

The next online meeting of the Family History Network on Thursday 7 July from 12-1pm. Zoom link:  PHANZA member Helen Leggatt will present, followed by a group discussion. Helen’s presentation details are:  Burning God’s Own: A Prosopographical Approach to the Early Adoption of Cremation in New Zealand (1874-1946)  Historians and sociologists have long debated individual motivations underlying the transition from earth


Annual Friends of the Turnbull Library Founder Lecture: Kia whakatōmuri te haere whakamua: Approaching our past with curiosity and courage

Posted on June 18 2022

The annual Friends of the Turnbull Library Founder Lecture will this year be given by Her Excellency The Right Honourable Dame Cindy Kiro, GNZM, QSO, Governor General of New Zealand. Date: Tuesday 28 June 2022, 6pm to 7pm Location: Taiwhanga Kauhau — Auditorium, (lower ground) National Library Wellington. Entrance on Aitken Street or online. Cost: Free. Booking essential. More information


New Zealand Society of Authors Regional Road Show: Te Whanganui a Tara, 2 July 2022

Posted on June 15 2022

PHANZA member Paul Diamond is amongst the speakers at the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) Regional Roadshow in Te Whanganui a Tara on 2 July 2022. The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) Regional Roadshow brings professional development to the regions.  NZSA Regional Roadshows are


Costume and Textile Association of New Zealand Talk – Wednesday 1st June 2022

Posted on May 23 2022

Emeritus Professor Kay Morris Matthews, Associate Researcher and Curator MTG Hawke’s Bay is giving at talk for CTANZ on Wednesday 1 June 7pm-8pm via zoom. “A Lightbulb Moment: Integrating Cottage Industries within a New Zealand Women’s Movement”.  This talk will draw on the life of (Anna Elizabeth) Jerome Spencer (1872-1955) founder and leader of the New Zealand Women’s Institutes and


Family History Network – June Meeting

Posted on May 23 2022

Following interest from the NZHA conference last November, a group of people with interests in Family History research has been formed. The June meeting of the Family History Network is on Wednesday, 1st June, 12-1pm, via zoom: Rebecca Ream and Esther Fitzpatrick will present their research, followed by group discussion  Ethics and the ‘critical’ in critical family history  The ‘critical’ in


Wilson History Oration for Professional Historians Australia – 2 June 2022

Posted on May 13 2022

Professional Historians Australia is pleased to introduce the Wilson History Oration. Out of the Blue: collaborative and community-based history in Australia presented by Associate Professor Tanya Evans 2 June 2022, 5.30-6.30pm (AEST), 7.30-8.30pm (NZST). This is a new public history presentation by an eminent historian to reflect and share experiences of historical research, writing and audience engagement. The inaugural oration will


Save The Date: Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology Conference

Posted on May 12 2022

ASHA is pleased to announce that this year’s annual conference will be held in Russell, in the beautiful Bay of Islands in northern New Zealand. The conference will commence with a welcome function on the evening of 26 September 2022 and finish with a gala dinner on 30 September 2022. The conference venue is the historic Duke of Marlborough Hotel.


Reminder: Aotearoa Gender History Network Seminar, 4 May 2022

Posted on April 29 2022

The next Aotearoa Gender History Network seminar is on 4 May. Please note that there is now a quick, online registration to attend. Wednesday Rāapa 4 May, 12 pm – 1 pm NZT, via zoomRegister here Hayley Goldthorpe, The Three Graces against the Taranaki War, 1860-61 Hayley Goldthorpe is a Sociology Master’s student at Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington. Their


Upcoming webinar: ‘Let’s Talk About Shipwrecks! Conserving Maritime Heritage in Aotearoa New Zealand: Community, kōrero and cultural materials’

Posted on April 21 2022

Hereitage New Zealand invites PHANZA members to join heritage conservation specialist Susanne Rawson to hear about conserving maritime history in Aotearoa New Zealand. In this online talk, Susanne will present a range of interesting projects, talking about how they have involved the community, the kōrero that has surrounded them, and the tangible cultural materials at stake. Susanne Rawson is a


Programme: Haast Symposium: Celebrating the Life of Sir Julius von Haast

Posted on April 10 2022

Canterbury Museum has released the programme for the Haast Symposium. This conference marks the bicentenary of the birth of Sir Julius von Haast, founder of Canterbury Museum. The virtual symposium is hosted by Canterbury Museum in Christchurch, New Zealand. Tickets are available here and cost $20 waged and $10 unwaged. Programme details are below. More information, including abstracts, can be found here. Programme


2022 New Zealand Symposium of Gastronomy

Posted on October 26 2021

The 2022 New Zealand Symposium of Gastronomy will look at the refreshing foods, ideas and liquids that sustain us, enliven our palates and bring us together socially. The Symposium will be held in late February or March 2022 and hosted at Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History in Palmerston North. Call for Papers The call for papers is now


NZHA Conference 2021

Posted on October 22 2021

Ako: Learning From History? The Conference Programme for the NZHA Conference 2021 is now available here.


Friends of the Alexander Turnbull Library lecture (20th October)

Posted on October 16 2021

The Alexander Turnbull Library invites you to their online lecture on Wednesday 20 October at 5.30pm. “What became of the Samuel Joseph family” by Simon Nathan The large and boisterous Samuel Joseph family feature in two of Katherine Mansfield’s best known short stories, “Prelude” and “At the Bay”. KM made little attempt at disguise – they are the children of Amelia