Notices

NZ Gas Industry centennial history – second call for a historian

Posted on December 22 2020

The New Zealand Institution of Gas Engineers is issuing a second call for a historian to write its centennial history. This history will be published on-line, with interactive content, but there is a possibility of hard copy publication. A previous history was written for the 75th anniversary so the Institution is looking to cover the last 30 years. However, it

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Phanzine: call for member publications

Posted on November 20 2020

The next issue of Phanzine is being compiled and editor Margaret Tennant would like to hear of any new publications by PHANZA members to advertise in the issue.  We do not publish reviews as such, but would love to publicise your achievement by giving details of the publication and its availability. Please email information to matennant@xtra.co.nz.

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2021 History Innovation Fund Fellowship, Auckland University

Posted on October 2 2020

The School of Humanities: Te Pokapū Aronui Tāngata, Auckland University, invites expressions of interest for the 2021 History Innovation Fund Post Doctoral Research Fellow. This fellowship offers early career support for an outstanding recent PhD graduate in history, enabling them to undertake research and writing for publication, whilst also providing some teaching experience. The successful applicant will be accommodated within

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2020 History Awards and Oral History Awards

Posted on October 2 2020

After a delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage is able to invite applications for its two annual history awards – the Ngā Kōrero Taonga Tuku Iho Oral History Awards and the History Awards. Both Awards will close on the same day this year – 15 October 2020. Ngā Kōrero Taonga Tuku Iho Oral

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PHANZA AGM, 24 September 2020

Posted on September 10 2020

Members are reminded of PHANZA’s Annual General Meeting to be held at Antrim House, 63 Boulcott Street, Wellington at 6pm. Finger food and refreshments will be served. Papers related to the AGM will be posted here as they are prepared. All the papers will be available at this location from 17 September 2020. Papers will also be provided at the

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Vacancy, Senior Heritage Advisor, Wellington City Council

Posted on September 10 2020

The Wellington City Council Heritage Team has a vacancy for a Senior Heritage Advisor.  The main functions of this position are delivery of interpretation and outreach and the provision of specialised heritage assessment advice on resource consent applications. For more on this position, click on the link below. https://careers.wellington.govt.nz/jobdetails/ajid/6yc68/Senior-Heritage-Advisor,29103.html

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‘Whispers of Gold’ documentary

Posted on August 20 2020

Wellington members may be interested in ‘Whispers of Gold’, a 45 minute documentary about the now-abandoned gold-mining town of Waiuta, on the West Coast. It has recently been released in the South Island, and you are invited to the Wellington premiere in the National Library auditorium at 12.10pm on Friday 4 September. Admission is free. Under level 2 restrictions there

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Bert Roth Award

Posted on August 19 2020

PHANZA member Jared Davidson is the winner of the 2020 Bert Roth Award for Labour History for his book, Dead Letters: Censorship and Subversion in New Zealand 1914-1920, published by Otago University Press. The award, named for the late historian Herbert Roth, was announced at the Labour History Project AGM on Tuesday 11 August. The annual award is presented to

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PHANZA AGM

Posted on August 11 2020

Members are advised that the PHANZA AGM will be held at Antrim House (Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga head office), 63 Boulcott Street, Wellington on Thursday 24 September 2020. The meeting will begin at 5.30pm. More details to follow.

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Historian wanted for Hawkes Bay station research

Posted on July 28 2020

The owners of the historic Kahuranaki Station in Hawkes Bay would like to undertake some research on the history of the ownership of the station. If this appeals to any of our Hawkes Bay members (or members more widely) please contact Martin A’Court at quintoid@hotmail.com or 06 874-6676.  The physical address of the station is 1235 Kahuranaki Rd, Havelock North. 

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A call to help Papers Past

Posted on July 22 2020

Papers Past is looking at developing a digitised books section, and the staff would like a couple of researchers to do some initial user testing. If you’re based in Wellington, often at the National Library, interested in helping Papers Past (and would fancy a free coffee at Home café), please email melanie.lovell-smith@dia.govt.nz to arrange a time.

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2021 Judith Binney Fellowship and Writing Awards

Posted on July 22 2020

Applications for the 2021 Judith Binney Fellowship and Writing Awards opened on 13 July 2020.   The deadline for applications is 5pm, Friday 28 August 2020. The Fellowship and Writing Awards will be announced in November 2020 for tenure in 2021. The Judith Binney Fellowship is available for an established scholar to undertake or complete significant research. The Writing Award is

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Website restored

Posted on July 22 2020

Our sincere apologies to members for the loss of the website for some days from the middle of last week. We had an issue with our domain name provider and this has now been resolved. We are confident this loss of service will not happen again.

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New Zealand Oral History Conference – call for papers

Posted on July 10 2020

The Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies and the National Oral History Association of New Zealand (NOHANZ) Te Kete Kōrero-a-Waha o Te Motuare are jointly hosting the New Zealand Oral History Conference, to be held at Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington, 20-22 November 2020. For more information on the call for papers and the conference itself, please

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Historian wanted for NZ Gas Industry history

Posted on July 7 2020

The New Zealand Institution of Gas Engineers is seeking a historian to write a centennial history. This will be published on-line, with interactive content, but there is a possibility of hard copy publication. A previous history was written for the 75th anniversary so the Institution is looking to cover the last 30 years. However, it may choose to extend it

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