Notices

National Library Building Works and Impact on Services

Posted on March 29 2023

From 3 April 2023 there will be building works at the National Library. The Library will be open during construction but there will be some changes to the services while the work is underway. Construction has started on a two-level link bridge, that will connect the new Archives building to the National Library building in Wellington. This is part of

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Workshop: Telling your Organisation’s Legacy Story, 17 May 2023

Posted on March 29 2023

Presenter: Ruth Greenway, freelance oral historianWhen: Wednesday 17 May 2023 , 10.00am-12.00pmCost: $55, includes hardcover book ‘My Story: Your Story’ Where: Mary Thomas Centre, 3 Gibbons Road, Takapuna Do you know your organisation’s history?  How do you tell its story? How do you describe and measure your NGO’s legacy socially and politically? Ask yourself how your team can hold your

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Aotearoa Gender History Network Seminar – Wednesday 5 April

Posted on March 23 2023

The next Aotearoa Gender History Network seminar. Wednesday Rāapa 5 April, 12 pm – 1 pm, via zoomRegister here Speakers: Randolph Hollingsworth, Annie Jane Allen Schnackenberg (1835-1905): A Political Life Marianne Schultz, Music, Dance, and the Archive: Princess Iwa and Bathie Stuart Randolph Hollingsworth is an independent scholar working on a place-based and cross-cultural history of the 1885 tour of New Zealand

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Auckland Writers Festival 16 – 21 May 2023

Posted on March 23 2023

The 2023 Auckland Writers Festival is taking place from 16 – 21 May. The program is out now and includes PHANZA members Paul Diamond, Jock Phillips and Elizabeth Cox. The Festival brings the very best local and international writers of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, scientists, economists, poets, journalists and public intellectuals together with audiences to explore ideas, share stories and

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Call For Papers: The 25th Pacific History Association Biennial Conference

Posted on March 23 2023

Deakin University Warrnambool Campus 31 October 2023 – 4 November 2023 Tracking the Kooyang: Truth Telling in the History of Oceania For tens of thousands of years, First Nations people in south eastern Australia have harvested shortfinned eels – kooyang, in the language of the Gunditjmara people. Through complex systems of canals, dams, ponds and traps that enabled a sustainable

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Te Pouhere Kōrero: Sacred Time – Tuesday 28 March 2023

Posted on March 20 2023

On 28 March at the National Library in Wellington, whānau of Te Pouhere Kōrero gather to wānanga – to make time and space to discuss their collective work. Supported by the Judith Binney Trust. Tuesday 28 March, 5.30 for 6.00 p.m. startTe Ahumairangi Foyer (ground floor)National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa70 Molesworth Street, Wellington Welcome: Paul Diamond

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Family History Network: 16 March 2023

Posted on March 8 2023

The next Family History Network meeting is on Thursday, 16th March at 12-1pm. The zoom link for the meeting is: https://massey.zoom.us/j/84349445346 This month’s session will focus on ‘methods, sources and processes’ of family history research, led by Delwyn Blondell and Sue McLiskie, who have extensive experience in exploring and using different genealogy sites. Please come with your own thoughts on useful sites, sources

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Ockham Book Awards: Finalists Announced

Posted on March 7 2023

Paul Diamond’s book Downfall: The Destruction of Charles Mackay has been shortlisted for the Ockham General Non-Fiction Award 2023. “This beautifully produced and generous book is a fascinating account of an extraordinary moment in small-town colonial New Zealand with its vivid line-up of characters, a revenge plot, blackmail and local Pākehā political intrigue. Alongside gripping, skilled and elegant popular historical

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Call for Proposals: Southeast Asia-Pacific Audiovisual Archive Association Conference, Pattaya, Thailand, 8 – 13 May 2023

Posted on March 6 2023

The SouthEast Asia-Pacific Audiovisual Archive Association (SEAPAVAA) was founded in 1996, is a professional association of organisations and individuals involved or interested in the development of audiovisual archiving in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. It aims to promote audiovisual archiving, to preserve and to provide access to the region’s rich audiovisual heritage. SEAPAVAA assists members in strengthening their capabilities in

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Book Launch – Histories of Hate: The Radical Right in Aotearoa New Zealand

Posted on February 25 2023

Otago University Press and Unity Books Wellington warmly welcome you to celebrate the launch of Histories of Hate: The Radical Right in Aotearoa New Zealand edited by Matthew Cunningham, Marinus La Rooij and Paul Spoonley. 6pm, Thursday 9th MarchUnity Books Wellington To be launched by Professor Jim McAloonAll welcome! ABOUT THE BOOK:Histories of Hate: The Radical Right in Aotearoa New

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Ian Wards Prize 2023

Posted on February 19 2023

ARANZ is excited to announce that nominations are now open for the 2023 Ian Wards prize. The annual Ian Wards Prize honours the contribution to New Zealand scholarship of Ian McLean Wards, Chief Government Historian 1968-1983. It recognises a published work that makes substantial, imaginative and exemplary use of New Zealand archives and records. Works published in Aotearoa in 2022 are

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Submissions Open: Make the National War Memorial/Te Maharatanga Pakanga o Te Motu a National Historic Landmark

Posted on February 15 2023

National Historic Landmarks/Ngā Manawhenua o Aotearoa me ōna Kōrero Tūturu is a list of places of outstanding national heritage value that are cornerstones of our identity as New Zealanders. Its purpose is to promote an appreciation of these places and their conservation, including protection from natural disasters. Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is proposing that the National War Memorial in

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Lecture at Kate Sheppard House: Dr. Rachel Paschoalin, Conservation Advisor, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, Thursday 23 February

Posted on February 11 2023

The ICOMOS NZ Education & Professional Development Committee and Heritage New Zealand are hosting a talk on Thursday 23 February 2023 where Dr. Rachel Paschoalin, Conservation Advisor, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga will speak on ‘Energy renovation of historic buildings in New Zealand: Towards a holistic method for reducing environmental impact’ Current concerns about climate change are emphasising the environmental

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Family History Network – 15 February 2023

Posted on February 7 2023

The first meeting of the Family History Network 2023 will take place on Wednesday, 15 February 12-1pm. The zoom link for the meeting is: https://massey.zoom.us/j/82193424667 The meeting will be an informal discussion about family history plans for the current year (come ready to share your own) and to identify suitable speakers across Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia. If you can’t make the meeting but

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NZHA Prizes – Call for Nominations

Posted on February 7 2023

New Zealand Historical Association Prizes ­­Call for Nominations & Submissions The New Zealand Historical Association currently offers four prizes, each awarded biennially. These prizes will next be awarded at the NZHA Conference Dinner on 23 November 2023, Prizes for Published Books and Articles The three prizes offered for published works are: The NZHA Executive now calls for nominations for these three

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