Notices

New Historians Conference – Call for Papers

Posted on June 12 2021

PRESENTING HISTORY 23-24 August 2021 at Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington. History is all around us. It tells the story of where we have been, how we got here, and where we are going. The 2021 New Historians Conference aims to investigate how the way we present history shapes our very understandings of our lives. The postgraduate

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Historian wanted – Public Trust

Posted on June 10 2021

As part of commemorations for its 150-year anniversary in 2023, the Public Trust is seeking a historian to provide historical information on the past 50 years of its history. This work, which will complement a book prepared for its centenary, is intended to identify the most interesting and relevant events and milestones between 1974 and 2023. The Public Trust would

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PHANZA submission on the Aotearoa New Zealand’s Histories curriculum proposal

Posted on June 10 2021

PHANZA recently made a submission on the draft proposal Aotearoa New Zealand’s Histories in the New Zealand Curriculum. Members can find a copy of that submission here. Please bear in mind that the executive received an array of views on the curriculum and not all of those views, which ranged from the broadly positive to the broadly negative, could be

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Vacancy – Senior Heritage and Urban Regeneration Advisor (Wellington)

Posted on May 28 2021

Wellington City Council has a vacancy for a Senior Heritage and Urban Regeneration Advisor. The main functions of this role is to proactively understand the role of heritage and urban regeneration and develop relationships both across Council and externally. A specialist knowledge of heritage buildings and understanding of strategic priorities will be required to bring stakeholders together. You will provide

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Royal Society Expert Advisory Panel – Response to Draft Aotearoa NZ Histories Curriculum

Posted on May 21 2021

The 31 May deadline for submissions on the draft Aotearoa New Zealand’s Histories Curriculum is fast approaching. Earlier this week, the Expert Advisory Panel established by the Royal Society Te Apārangi (co-convened by NZHA President Michael Belgrave and NZHA Council Member Charlotte Macdonald) released its response to the draft curriculum: Aotearoa New Zealand’s Histories – a response to draft curriculum

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New Starters in Te Hua | Delivery – Research & Publishing

Posted on May 21 2021

We are delighted to announce that Reina Solomon and Matariki Williams will be joining Te Pae Wānanga (Research & Publishing) as Pou Taki Te Tai (Project Manager, Te Tai Treaty Settlement Stories programme) and Pou Hītori Māori Matua (Senior Māori historian) respectively. These roles were formerly held by Gabrielle Paringatai-Lemisio and Monty Soutar respectively. Reina (Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Te Āti Awa, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti

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2021 Centre for the Book Symposium, “Natural” History? – Call for Papers

Posted on May 21 2021

University of Otago’s Centre for the Book Research Symposium, 18-19 November 2021, invites papers about publications related to natural history, examining how those publications achieved their effects, how they exploited the print affordances available to them, and how we might expect to see natural history publications evolve in future. Proposals due 1 September 2021. https://blogs.otago.ac.nz/cfb/2021-centre-for-the-book-symposium-natural-history-call-for-papers/

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NZHA Review Survey

Posted on May 13 2021

The New Zealand Historical Association is undertaking a survey as part of a review process. It is interested in the views of members and non-members alike and invites all PHANZA members to complete the survey by 31st May. The online survey asks a series of questions about your views on the Association’s goals, roles, working relationships and operations, and will

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Commemorating Julius von Haast

Posted on May 12 2021

May 2022 is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Julius von Haast, born in Bonn. After he emigrated to New Zealand he had a distinguished career as an explorer, geologist, moa expert, botanist and university professor. He founded the Canterbury Museum in Christchurch in 1867, and was its Director until his death twenty years later. To celebrate the varied contributions

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Vacancy – Curator of New Zealand and Pacific Published Collections

Posted on May 8 2021

The National Library is advertising an opportunity to lead curatorial efforts for the New Zealand and Pacific Published Collection. You will work with a team of specialists in analogue, digitised and born-digital formats across both the Turnbull and wider NLNZ . The role demands an experienced documentary heritage professional who is excited by the challenge of strategic collection building, effective

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2021 Ernest Scott Prize – Shortlist

Posted on May 8 2021

Congratulations to the six authors who have been shortlisted for the 2021 Ernest Scott Prize. This prestigious award is run by the University of Melbourne, and is given to the book judged to be the most distinguished contribution to the history of Australia or New Zealand or to the history of colonisation published in the previous year. In particular, we

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NZHA Review Survey

Posted on May 1 2021

The New Zealand Historical Association is undertaking a survey as part of a review process. It is interested in the views of members and non-members alike and invites all PHANZA members to complete the survey by 31st May. The online survey asks a series of questions about your views on the Association’s goals, roles, working relationships and operations, and will

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Vacancy – Curatorial Services Leader Turnbull Library

Posted on April 27 2021

Alexander Turnbull Library has an exciting opportunity for an experienced documentary heritage leader to join their team as Leader, Curatorial Services. In this role, you will work to ensure the smooth operation of curatorial functions, including donor relationships, acquisitions workflows, appraisal, and special projects to improve collections management and access to and use of the Library’s collections. This is a

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Historian wanted – Part-time Researcher Opportunity

Posted on April 17 2021

The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography is seeking a researcher to carry out reference-checking and other research work in support of its 2021/22 publication programme. The researcher will need to be Wellington-based. The 12-month contract is for 12 hours per week at $25 per hour; we currently have a backlog, so some of the work could be undertaken in a

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Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies – Review

Posted on April 17 2021

Over the next two months Victoria University will be undertaking a review of the Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies (SRC). The purpose of the review is to ensure that the SRC is well-positioned and supported to continue to contribute to the University’s strategic goals. The terms of reference for the review are attached. The university warmly welcomes submissions

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Oral History Workshops at Greerton Library, Tauranga – August/September

Posted on April 8 2021

On the 5th August and 2nd September this year, the National Library will be offering oral history training at Greerton Library. The workshops will be taught by Megan Hutching, oral historian, and Lynette Shum, Oral History Advisor, and will be held at Greerton Library, Tauranga. Enquiries and bookings can be sent to ATLOutreach@dia.govt.nz For more details, click here.

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