Events

New Zealand Oral History Conference – call for papers

Posted on July 10 2020

The Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies and the National Oral History Association of New Zealand (NOHANZ) Te Kete Kōrero-a-Waha o Te Motuare are jointly hosting the New Zealand Oral History Conference, to be held at Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington, 20-22 November 2020. For more information on the call for papers and the conference itself, please

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Friends of Alexander Turnbull Library – upcoming events

Posted on July 2 2020

The Friends of Alexander Turnbull Library has resumed its 2020 programme of events. For Wellington-based events, to be held at the National Library, see here. First up, on 8 July, is Wellington novelist Elspeth Sandys speaking about her new book A Communist in the Family: Searching for Rewi Alley. There will also be a resumption of events in Auckland, with

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French Historical Studies conference

Posted on June 26 2020

The University of Auckland and Massey University are jointly hosting the 66th Society for French Historical Studies Conference and 22nd George Rudé Seminar in French History and Civilisation. This conference was to have taken place at the University of Auckland on 7-10 July 2020. As a result of Covid-19 restrictions, the conference will now be virtual but will retain the

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CANCELLATION – Phanza Auckland meeting

Posted on March 17 2020

Due to Covid 19 concerns a number of people have indicated that they would rather not attend the Auckland PHANZA meeting scheduled for this Wednesday March 18th. We strongly support your work in recording history at this important time and hope to be able to meet again when the current health situation has improved.

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Auckland History Initiative Annual Symposium

Posted on March 13 2020

The Auckland History Initiative (AHI) is pleased to announce that it is hosting its second annual symposium and public lecture on 24 April 2020. This year’s symposium will include a keynote address by Professor Anne O’Brien (University of New South Wales), a series of panel discussions showcasing recent scholarship on the history of Auckland and a presentation by Phanzine editor

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‘Wellington 180th’ Seminar Series, Stout Centre

Posted on February 25 2020

The Stout Centre is hosting a series of seminars in the Stout Research Centre Seminar Room, 12 Waiteata Road, to mark 180 years of Pakeha settlement of Wellington. There are three seminars scheduled on consecutive Wednesdays from 25 March to 8 April. 25 March, 4.10-5.30pm: Morrie Love – ‘Getting the traditional history right – Is there a parallel between Shelly

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New Zealand Oral History Conference – call for papers

Posted on December 6 2019

The Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies and the National Oral History Association of New Zealand (NOHANZ) Te Kete Kōrero-a-Waha o Te Motu are hosting the New Zealand Oral History Conference at Victoria University from 3 to 5 July 2020. The theme is ‘Ko wai mātou? Who are we?’ and will explore the consequences of colonisation 250 years on

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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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