Notices

Participants wanted for a research project on mātauranga Māori digital collections/archives in Aotearoa

Posted on January 16 2024

A research team based at the School of Information Management at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington are exploring how Māori users interact with mātauranga Māori in digital collections/archives in Aotearoa. They are seeking to understand how users currently utilize these collections and the digital platforms they are accessed through. Their research goals are to identify how current utilization practices do and do not

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Job Vacancy: Te Manawa Museum Project Archivist, Fixed-Term

Posted on January 10 2024

The Peter Bush collection is a newly acquired archive of the life’s work of the celebrated Photo-Journalist Peter Bush. The archive consists of approximately 300,000 negatives and photographs plus related ephemera and objects from Peter’s studio. The archive is known for its many iconic Rugbyimages but also contains historically significant events such as the Māori Land Marches and VietnamWar Protests

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Bill Oliver Prize 2023 Winners

Posted on December 6 2023

Congratulations to PHANZA member Paul Diamond who has won the Bill Oliver Prize for Downfall: the destruction of Charles Mackay alongside Rachel Buchanan for Te Motunui epa. The Bill Oliver Prize is a bi-ennial award for the best book on any aspect of New Zealand history, and the 2023 winners were announced at the New Zealand Historians conference in Christchurch

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Charlotte Badger MA Scholarship in History

Posted on December 6 2023

As a parting gift to the History programme at Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington, Professor Charlotte Macdonald has created a History Master’s scholarship in the name of a woman with a colourful life story. Charlotte has pledged $15,000 to launch the Charlotte Badger MA Scholarship in History. The scholarship will be named after a woman who was

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New Zealand Journal of Public History – New articles by Sarah Robinson and Ian Ferguson

Posted on December 6 2023

We are delighted to share the final two publications in the 2023 issue of the New Zealand Journal of Public History – Sarah Robinson’s ‘Reuniting Museum Objects and Their Histories to Enhance Collection Knowledge in Western Southland’ and Ian Ferguson’s ‘Thomas Gilbert and Conscientious Objection in 19-Century Taranaki’. Sarah Robinson is currently working as a collection technician and cataloguer for the

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CFP: Records of the Canterbury Museum, Volume 38 2024

Posted on December 1 2023

Canterbury Museum in Christchurch, New Zealand has published the Records of theCanterbury Museum since 1907, irregularly at first but annually since 1997. The reputation ofthe Records the Canterbury Museum is a source of pride, with its regular production andhigh-quality open access articles adding considerably to the Museum’s prestige as aresearch institution. They are now calling for papers for inclusion in

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Lucy Mackintosh awarded the Erik Olssen Prize

Posted on November 24 2023

Lucy Mackintosh has received the Erik Olssen Prize for best first book by an author on any aspect of New Zealand history for ‘Shifting Grounds: Deep Histories of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland’. Congratulations Lucy!

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Open Letter to Save the Humanities and Social Sciences at Massey University

Posted on November 23 2023

An open letter to oppose the proposed cuts to 30% of academic staff in the Humanities and Social Science Schools at Massey University can be found here. Please sign before 19 December 2023. This letter will be delivered to Professor Cynthia White, the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Humanities and Social Sciences at Massey University.

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PHANZA & NOHANZ Auckland Christmas Event, 1 December 2023

Posted on November 23 2023

1 December 6-7:30pm at Devonport Library.  NOHANZ, the National Oral History Association of New Zealand Aotearoa have invited PHANZA members to join them in a joint Christmas meeting. It’s a great opportunity to meet up with each other and with others from a slightly different history background that can inform our work. Numbers are limited so if you would like to

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New NZJPH Article – Danielle Campbell ‘Constructing a Snapshot: The Life and Legacy of Photographer Bobbie Barwell’

Posted on November 8 2023

We are very pleased to announce the publication of Danielle Campbell’s article ‘Constructing a Snapshot: The Life and Legacy of Photographer Bobbie Barwell’ in the 2023 issue of the New Zealand Journal of Public History.  Danielle Campbell is the Art Gallery and Museum Deputy Director for the Ashburton DistrictCouncil, having previously worked for the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa,

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Call for Papers: 7th World Conference of the International Federation for Public History

Posted on November 8 2023

The International Federation for Public History (IFPH) now welcomes applications for its 2024 World Conference that will take place on 3-7 September 2024 at the University of Luxembourg and online. The conference will be hosted by the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH, University of Luxembourg), which is also the IFPH’s headquarters. Participants will enjoy a very international and multicultural environment

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Family History Network, 16 November 2023

Posted on November 1 2023

The last 2023 meeting of the Family History Network is on Thursday 16th November at 12pm. It will be led by Moira White and her research partners in Dunedin on the extended Hallenstein family celebrations coming up in December. The link for the zoom meeting is: https://massey.zoom.us/j/85439040254

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Call for Papers: NZ Oral History Conference 2024

Posted on November 1 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS Kōrero Mai, Kōrero Atu: Working Together The National Oral History Association of New Zealand invites proposals for presentations for its 2024 biennial conference to be held 15-17 November 2024 in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. Successful oral histories are built upon creative working relationships between interviewers and interviewees. The 2024 conference encourages discussion about ‘working together’ and the stories

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Researching a biography: Janet Fraser and political partnerships, Hilary Stace, 16 November 2023

Posted on October 26 2023

Part of Friends of the Turnbull Public Programme — 2023 series Thursday 16 November 2023, 5:30pm to 6:30pm Taiwhanga Kauhau — Auditorium, (lower ground) National Library Wellington. Entrance on Aitken Street or on Zoom. Free. Koha from non-members appreciated. Janet Fraser was the political partner and wife of Prime Minister Peter Fraser. Both Scots-born, Janet and Peter met in Auckland

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Appendices to the Journals of House of Representatives

Posted on October 26 2023

Early volumes of the Appendices to the Journals of House of Representatives (and the Votes & Proceedings) are now available in Papers Past. The AtoJs online site will be closed down once all current functionality is available in the new Papers Past site. PHANZA members are advised that there is an ongoing issue regarding the 1951-1976 digitised volumes that sit,

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