Notices

Reminder: Papers Past turns 21: Panel discussion — Wellington

Posted on August 10 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. Join the National Library in person or online for a panel

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EXTENDED Call for Papers – Scarred Nations: Intrastate Conflict, Legacies and Reconciliation ­– Titiro Whakamuri ki anga Whakamua Symposium

Posted on August 4 2022

Scarred Nations: Intrastate Conflict, Legacies and Reconciliation ­– Titiro Whakamuri ki anga Whakamua Symposium 16–21 April 2023, Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Aotearoa New Zealand The organising partners for Scarred Nations would like to announce an extension to the call for papers for this international, multidisciplinary symposium showcasing academic and creative work on intrastate conflict, its legacies, and processes of reconciliation. The new

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New Zealand History Research Trust Fund

Posted on July 28 2022

The fund is open now and closes on 15 October 2022. Whiria Te Mahara New Zealand History Grants, funded by the New Zealand History Research Trust Fund, support historians, researchers and writers working on non-fiction projects that will significantly enhance our understanding of New Zealand’s past. About the fund Every year the fund gives away 8-12 grants of up to

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Ngā Kōrero Tuku Iho, New Zealand Oral History Grants Open

Posted on July 28 2022

The fund is open now and closes 25 October 2022. These grants are available for community-led projects reflecting diverse identities and perspectives. Administered by Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage, this funding provides financial help for oral history projects relating to the history of Aotearoa New Zealand and Aotearoa New Zealand’s close relationships with the Pacific. About the fund

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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 —

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Dame Claudia Orange honoured for 2021 Prime Minister’s Award

Posted on July 22 2022

Last month Dame Claudia Josepha Orange alongside Anne Kennedy, David Hill and Dr. Monty Soutar were honoured by Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister and Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, at Premier House. Each year, the Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement, organised by Creative New Zealand, celebrate writers from Aotearoa who have made a significant contribution to

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Call for papers – Scarred Nations: Intrastate Conflict, Legacies and Reconciliation – Titiro Whakamuri ki anga Whakamua Symposium

Posted on June 30 2022

The Scarred Nations: Intrastate Conflict, Legacies andReconciliation – Titiro Whakamuri ki anga Whakamua Symposium 16–21 April 2023Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira,Aotearoa New Zealand The organising partners for Scarred Nations are delighted to invite paper submissions to this international, multidisciplinary symposium showcasing academic and creative work on intrastate conflict, its legacies, and processes of reconciliation. The goals of the

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Judith Binney Fellowships and Writing Awards

Posted on June 26 2022

Applications for the 2023 Judith Binney Fellowships and Writing Awards will open on 4 July 2022.   Applications close at 5pm on 26 August 2022.   The Fellowship and Awards are scheduled to be announced in November 2022 for tenure in 2023. The Judith Binney Fellowship is available for an established scholar to undertake or complete significant research. Writing Awards are for emerging

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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

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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: https://massey.zoom.us/j/88589262250  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

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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

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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

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News from the Stout Research Centre

Posted on June 11 2022

Professor Brigitte Bönisch-Brednich has been appointed as the Director of the Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies. As a Professor of Anthropology, Professor Bönisch-Brednich first connected with the Stout in 1996 when she and her husband, also an anthropologist, spent a year as research residents investigating the history of German immigration to New Zealand. She then joined the Te

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Research Required

Posted on June 9 2022

PHANZA has been contacted by a Finnish writer, Karl-Gustav Olin, who needs some research done for him on Scandinavian (mostly Swedish) immigrants and seamen at Archives New Zealand’s Wellington office. The amount of research required is not significant and he has a small budget to cover the work. If this interests you or you would like to know more about

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Applications for The CLNZ | NZSA Writers’ Award Open

Posted on June 1 2022

The Copyright Licensing New Zealand and the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa Writers’ Award of $25,000 is one of the highest non-fiction prizes in New Zealand literature, and is now open for applications. The award was established to provide financial support for writers wishing to devote time to a specific project, and to cover reasonable

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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

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