Events

Stout Research Centre Seminar Series – talk by Anna Green (Wellington, 1 May 2019)

Posted on April 20 2019

Come along to the next in the Stout Research Centre’s Family Seminar Series. Origin stories and Pākehā intergenerational family memory When asked about their family past, where do Pākehā families choose to begin? Origin stories are widely perceived to exert considerable power and emotional traction in the narrative construction of both collective and personal identities in the present. In this

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Public History Talk by Inge van Rij (Wellington, 1 May)

Posted on April 20 2019

The hidden women of the public stage: women in New Zealand orchestras at the turn of the twentieth century In attempting to bar women from the orchestra of the 1906 New Zealand International Exhibition in Christchurch, one exhibition official stated: ‘the services of ladies are not as satisfactory in this capacity as those of men. The Committee state that they

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Stout research centre seminar series – talk by Nick Bollinger & Giacomo Lichtner (Wellington, 10 April 2019)

Posted on April 4 2019

Come along to the next in the Stout Research Centre’s Family Seminar Series Part 1 – Nick Bollinger In New Zealand in the 1970s, the popular music scene was dominated by a pair of parallel performance circuits. One was run by New Zealand Breweries and their flamboyant entertainment manager Richard Holden; the other by a former student arts councillor and

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Stout research centre seminar series – talk by Professor Brigitte Bönisch-Brednich (Wellington, 3 April 2019)

Posted on March 29 2019

Head along to the next talk in the Stout Research Centre’s Family Seminar Series: Trauma, memory, wartime and post-war stories.  Changing the family narrative. Family memory is something we seldom pick apart ourselves. It exists all around us and draws us into our place as children, parents, grandparents, cousins, in-laws and even wider family circles. This seminar presents research on

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Reminder: PHANZA conference registrations close 31 March 2019

Posted on March 22 2019

A reminder that registrations for PHANZA’s ‘After the war: what’s next?’ conference, to be held in Wellington on 13-14 April 2019 close at 5 p.m. Sunday 31 March 2019. The conference registration form, along with further information about the conference, is available here: https://phanza.org.nz/conference-details-and-registration/. The conference programme can be found here: https://phanza.org.nz/conference-programme/.

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Stout Research Centre Seminar Series: talk by Dr Eva Bischoff (Wellington, 20 March 2019)

Posted on March 16 2019

Head along to the first in the Stout Research Centre’s seminar series for 2019. Family Business: The Emergence of the Sea Frontier of the Colonial Anglo-World In this talk Dr Eva Bischoff will outline a new research project that follows a group of Nantucket/New Bedford whaling families and their businesses across the globe, namely the families Starbuck, Folger, and Rotch.

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Public History Talk by Caren Wilton (Wellington, 3 April 2019)

Posted on March 16 2019

Head along to Manatū Taonga the Ministry for Culture and Heritage’s next Public History Talk at the National Library on Wednesday 3 April 2019. If you can’t make it to the talk, keep an eye on the NZHistory PodBean page for a recording of the talk: http://newzealandhistory.podbean.com/. Ordinary, extraordinary: recording the stories of sex workers ‘One thing I’d like to

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1869 conference and heritage festival call for papers (closes 1 April 2019)

Posted on March 16 2019

As part of the University of Otago’s commemoration activities, the Centre for Research on Colonial Culture (CRoCC) and the Australasian Victorian Studies Association (AVSA) are co-hosting a conference and heritage festival on ‘1869’ as part of the University’s 150th programme of activities. The event will take place on 25-29 September 2019 and a call for papers has now begun. The

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Panel discussion: ‘Disability rights: historic and contemporary views’ (Wellington, 13 March 2019)

Posted on March 2 2019

Understanding and respecting the needs, and rights of people living with disability is critical for a modern society. An expert panel will address historic and contemporary points of view. Panel members include: Dr Hilary Stace from the Health Services Research Centre, Victoria University Wellington; Paula Tesoriero Disability Commissioner, Human Rights Commission; Grace Stratton Disability Youth Advocate; and Chris Harris National

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‘True to Ireland’ talk at National Library (Wellington, 14 March 2019)

Posted on March 2 2019

Peter Burke will talk about his book ‘True to Ireland’ which concerns a group of Irishmen who came to New Zealand in the 1930s in the hope of making a new life. When WWII broke out they faced the prospect of being conscripted into the armed forces and wearing a ‘British’ uniform which was a complete anathema to them. Following

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Public History Talk: Sarah Ell discusses her book ‘Ocean: tales of voyaging and encounter that defined New Zealand’ (Wellington, 6 March 2019)

Posted on February 23 2019

Head along to the first Public History Talk of 2019, co-hosted by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage and the National Library How the ocean has shaped our history and culture As an island nation, the sea surrounds us. Both barrier and highway, it was the only way for people, goods and ideas to come to this country for hundreds

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Talks by Caren Wilton on her recent book: My Body, My Business – New Zealand sex workers in an era of change (Wairarapa, 3 March; Auckland, 9 March)

Posted on February 16 2019

Hear Caren Wilton speak about her book My Body, My Business – New Zealand sex workers in an era of change (Otago University Press, 2018) at two upcoming talks. Based on a series of oral history interviews, My Body, My Business includes the stories of 11 female, male and transgender workers; Māori and Pākehā; street workers, workers in massage parlours

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