Notices

Friends of Alexander Turnbull Library – upcoming events

Posted on July 2 2020

The Friends of Alexander Turnbull Library has resumed its 2020 programme of events. For Wellington-based events, to be held at the National Library, see here. First up, on 8 July, is Wellington novelist Elspeth Sandys speaking about her new book A Communist in the Family: Searching for Rewi Alley. There will also be a resumption of events in Auckland, with

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2021 Judith Binney Fellowship and Writing Awards

Posted on July 2 2020

The Judith Binney Trust is pleased to announce that applications for the 2021 Judith Binney Fellowship and Writing Awards will open on 13 July 2020 and close on 28 August 2020. The Fellowship and Awards will be announced in November 2020.   The Judith Binney Fellowship is available for an established scholar to undertake or complete significant research. Writing Awards

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French Historical Studies conference

Posted on June 26 2020

The University of Auckland and Massey University are jointly hosting the 66th Society for French Historical Studies Conference and 22nd George Rudé Seminar in French History and Civilisation. This conference was to have taken place at the University of Auckland on 7-10 July 2020. As a result of Covid-19 restrictions, the conference will now be virtual but will retain the

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Auckland Council Archives now open

Posted on June 16 2020

Auckland members will be pleased to know that the Auckland Council Archives’ reading rooms have reopened.  They are back to normal opening hours – Monday-Friday, between 2 and 5pm.

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Cenotaph Stories: Contemporary Reflections grant

Posted on June 4 2020

The Auckland War Memorial Museum is offering an opportunity for writers to reflect on Covid-19 and to be paid for their efforts. The Museum has five $1000 grants up for grabs for the Cenotaph Stories: Contemporary Reflections Grant, in partnership with Copyright Licensing New Zealand. Cenotaph Stories: Contemporary Reflections wants to capture contemporary responses to Covid-19 by exploring the similarities,

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New DNZB entries

Posted on May 28 2020

Te Ara has added a new collection of biographies. Tim Shoebridge, General Editor, Ngā Tāngata Taumata Rau / Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, describes the latest additions as a mixture of icons and iconoclasts, advocates and adventurers, artists and politicians. You can read more about these fascinating New Zealanders in Tim’s blog post here.

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National Library and Archives New Zealand reopening

Posted on May 28 2020

Both the National Library and Archives New Zealand are conducting staged openings from next week (starting 2 June). This means that full services will not be available immediately but will presumably be phased in over time as Covid-19 alert levels drop further. For details on the National Library reopening see here. For details on Archives New Zealand’s reopening see here.

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Ministerial response to NALI stakeholders

Posted on May 20 2020

PHANZA was one of a number of organisations that made a submission to the National Archival and Library Institutions (NALI) review last year. The responsible Ministers, Tracey Martin, Minister of Internal Affairs and Grant Robertson, Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage have now responded to those submissions in a letter, which can be seen here. In essence, the Ministers

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Turnbull Library services

Posted on May 1 2020

In a blog post entitled ‘Closed but partly open’, Chief Librarian of the Alexander Turnbull Library, Chris Szekely, has outlined the state of play at the Library, including what services are still available despite Covid-19 related constraints. Read Chris’ post here.

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Archives’ Community Archive reconfigured

Posted on April 25 2020

The Community Archive was developed over a decade ago by Archives New Zealand as a hub for archival organisations to manage and showcase their collection-level descriptive records. Earlier this year Archives New Zealand closed the hub, citing low usage, the increase in catalogues provided by institutions on their own websites, and the cost and difficulty of maintaining a platform with

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Reaching out

Posted on April 15 2020

Historians, like all members of the population, are facing highly uncertain times. For some of you, the consequences wrought by the response to Covid-19 may well be devastating. PHANZA is keen to know how its members are dealing with these most extraordinary of times. Perhaps you have some words of wisdom for your fellow historians, some practical guidance that might

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Research work available

Posted on April 14 2020

We have received a request for an historian to assist with some geneaological research for a couple who reside at Lake Tekapo. At this stage it is not clear how much work will be required, but there are options to be paid by the hour or on a fixed arrangement, subject to negotations. Obviously any work will be constrained by

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COVID-19 Impacts on Heritage

Posted on March 21 2020

ICOMOS- ICORP is an International Scientific Committee of ICOMOS; an International NGO dedicated towards the protection and management of cultural heritage. ICORP stands for the Scientific Committee on Risk Preparedness. One of the goals of ICOMOS-ICORP is to enhance the state of preparedness within the heritage institutions and professions for disasters of natural or human origin and to promote better international disaster

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Events cancelled

Posted on March 19 2020

Several events of interest to historians have been cancelled because of COVID-19. The Stout Centre has decided to postpone the ‘Wellington 180’ seminar series until later in the year. It has also postponed the oral history conference planned for July at Victoria University of Wellington. The National Library is also temporarily suspending some activities until 31 May 2020. It is

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CANCELLATION – Phanza Auckland meeting

Posted on March 17 2020

Due to Covid 19 concerns a number of people have indicated that they would rather not attend the Auckland PHANZA meeting scheduled for this Wednesday March 18th. We strongly support your work in recording history at this important time and hope to be able to meet again when the current health situation has improved.

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Auckland History Initiative Annual Symposium

Posted on March 13 2020

The Auckland History Initiative (AHI) is pleased to announce that it is hosting its second annual symposium and public lecture on 24 April 2020. This year’s symposium will include a keynote address by Professor Anne O’Brien (University of New South Wales), a series of panel discussions showcasing recent scholarship on the history of Auckland and a presentation by Phanzine editor

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