Events

Auckland History Initiative Symposium (Auckland, 15 April 2019)

Posted on February 9 2019

Auckland History Initiative Symposium, 15 April 2019, The University of Auckland and Auckland Museum The Auckland History Initiative (AHI) is pleased to announce its first symposium to be held at the Waipapa Marae, the University of Auckland, 15 April 2019, from 9am to 4pm with an evening lecture and function at the Auckland Museum. Speakers at the symposium will include

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Talk on what Wikipedia means for researchers (Wellington, 19 February 2019)

Posted on February 4 2019

Come along to a talk about using Wikipedia given by Dr Mike Dickison, New Zealand’s first Wikipedian-at-large. Wikipedia explained Do you use Wikipedia? It is a major source for most researchers so it is important to understand how articles are created by volunteers, how vandalism is corrected, and how to assess an article’s reliability and edit history.  New Zealand’s first

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Reminder: PHANZA Wellington Christmas event (Thursday, 13 December)

Posted on December 6 2018

A reminder that Wellington-based members (and any members who will be in Wellington!) are invited to the Thistle Inn for Christmas drinks and nibbles. Where: Thistle Inn, 3 Mulgrave Street, Thorndon Wellington When: from 5 p.m. Thursday 13 December What: Drinks and nibbles and catching up with fellow members (nibbles provided, drinks not) Please RSVP to the Secretary to indicate

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PHANZA Wellington Christmas event (Thursday 13 December)

Posted on December 1 2018

Wellington-based members (and any members who will be in Wellington!) are invited to the Thistle Inn for Christmas drinks and nibbles. Where: Thistle Inn, 3 Mulgrave Street, Thorndon Wellington When: from 5 p.m. Thursday 13 December What: Drinks and nibbles and catching up with fellow members (nibbles provided, drinks not) Please RSVP to the Secretary to indicate your attendance: secretary@phanza.org.nz

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Talk on the refugee experience in New Zealand (Wellington, 4 December 2018)

Posted on December 1 2018

The refugee experience in New Zealand: Two unique perspectives Hear two personal stories of what it is like to seek refuge in New Zealand. This talk will provide a fascinating historical perspective and insight into the refugee experience. Inge Woolf came to New Zealand as a Holocaust refugee in the 1950s, Ibrahim Omer in 2008 from war-torn Eritrea. Over 50

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Talk by Hilary Stace (Wellington, 5 December 2018)

Posted on December 1 2018

Come hear Hilary Stace as she looks back at some of the influential women who fought for social, political and economic justice in New Zealand. A century before Jacinda Ardern became Prime Minister an earlier generation of left-wing feminists paved the way for those who followed. They were the first generation to vote, although for many their first vote came

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Suffrage 125 Voting Day event (Dunedin, 28 November 2018)

Posted on November 17 2018

28 November marks 125 years since women in Aotearoa went to the polling booths to vote for the first time. To celebrate this momentous anniversary in the Suffrage 125 celebrations, Toitū Otago Settlers Museum in association with the Ministry for Women invite you to ‘KATE Talks’ – an evening with inspiring women who will share their powerful thoughts. Speakers and

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Stout Research Centre Seminar by Dr Billy Griffiths (Wellington, 27 November 2018)

Posted on November 17 2018

The Stout Research Centre is hosting a seminar by Dr Billy Griffiths: Encounters with the Deep Past: 65,000 years of Indigenous History Author Billy Griffiths talks about his book Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia.Billy Griffiths joined his first archaeological dig as camp manager and cook. It was not long before he began to grapple with the mind-bendingly deep history

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CANCELLATION: Public Lecture by Professor Alexander Freund (Wellington, 28 November 2018)

Posted on November 12 2018

Please note, this lecture has now been cancelled. My People’s Crimes: On the Difficulty of Talking About and Acknowledging One’s Nation’s Atrocities Postwar West Germans invented a word to describe the difficulty they had with talking about and acknowledging the atrocities they or their parents had committed during the Second World War: Vergangenheitsbewältigung—the attempt to cope with, work through, and overcome

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Talk by Vincent O’Malley on the New Zealand Wars (Wellington, 22 November)

Posted on November 10 2018

Defining conflicts? The New Zealand Wars Dr Vincent O’Malley will present an overview of this turbulent period in our history — a series of conflicts that profoundly shaped the course and direction of our nation’s history. Dr O’Malley looks at the origins, causes and consequences of these conflicts and discusses how the wars have been remembered historically. About the speaker

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National Library talk by Gary Clover on the Wesleyan Hokianga mission, 1827-1855 (Wellington, 21 November)

Posted on November 10 2018

Author Gary Clover will present his recently launched book on culture change and Māori conversion during the Wesleyan Hokianga Mission: Collision, Compromise and Conversion during the Wesleyan Hokianga Mission, 1827-1855: A critical study of Hokianga Māori, missionary and kauri merchant interactions. The book looks at culture change and Māori conversion during the Wesleyan Hokianga Mission and how with Mission Superintendent,

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Seminar: Public health reflections on the influenza pandemic and World War One (Wellington, 16 November 2018)

Posted on November 3 2018

The Department of Public Health at the University of Otago in Wellington is holding a seminar reflecting on the influenza pandemic and the First World War: 100 years ago this month: Public health reflections on the influenza pandemic and World War One Both the war and the pandemic, which occurred a hundred years ago, had massive health impacts for New

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Exhibition: The Influenza Pandemic 1918 (Wellington, 11 November 2018-31 March 2019)

Posted on November 3 2018

The Sisters of Compassion are marking the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic: The Influenza Pandemic 1918 – A temporary exhibition The story of the Sisters of Compassion during the influenza pandemic will be told in a temporary exhibition opening at the Home of Compassion. The pandemic came at the end of a devastating war and struck Wellington between

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Public talk: Life after Armistice (Wellington, 9 November 2018)

Posted on November 3 2018

As part of the centenary of the Armistice, the National Library is putting on an event exploring life after the Armistice: What was it like when WW1 ended? Historians Jane Tolerton, Steven Loveridge and Barbara Mulligan will each draw on their unique knowledge of the First World War to present what life was like after the signing of the armistice

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JD Stout Annual Lecture 2018 by Associate Professor Jacqueline Leckie (Wellington, 14 November 2018)

Posted on November 3 2018

Come here Associate Professor Jacqueline Leckie give the JD Stout Annual Lecture for 2018: “Insanity” in a Sea of Islands: Mobility and Mental Health Little is known about the history and suffering of people in the Pacific, labelled as “insane” or of “unsound mind”. It could be suggested that such silence reflects colonial and postcolonial neglect of mental health provision

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PHANZA Auckland Christmas event (9 December)

Posted on October 27 2018

For this year’s PHANZA Auckland Christmas event John Adam has offered to take Auckland-based PHANZA members on a walking tour. Details below: Walking tour – The forgotten farms and commons of Mount Roskill Sunday 9th December, 2 p.m. James Busby’s merino sheep grazed here as did the Woods and Dibbles Holstein-Friesian cows, providing local customers with fresh milk and butter

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