Conference details and registration

after the war: what’s next?

To mark 25 years since the establishment of the Professional Historians’ Association of New Zealand/Aotearoa (PHANZA), the association is pleased to hold a conference exploring the current and future state of public history in New Zealand.

Following four years of war commemorations and the many research and work opportunities the centenary provided, where does history go next? What research opportunities await public historians and what challenges will present themselves? The conference will be an opportunity to investigate the future of public history in New Zealand.

When: Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 April 2019

Where: Massey University Wellington


Registration for the conference has now closed.

conference tours

Conference attendees will have the opportunity of joining one of four tours on Saturday afternoon, from 3-4:30 p.m:

Government House (max. 25 people)

Our tour of Government House will explore the current and historic role of the Governor-General and the history of Government House, with a Government House tour guide and access to interactive displays and films. We will tour the main house and if weather permits there may also be an opportunity to access the gardens.

We will be walking to Government House from the conference venue.

Te Papa Dress and Textiles Collection (max. 12 people)

Join Te Papa curators for a tour of the Dress and Textiles collection at the Cable Street store room.

Te Papa Pacific Collection (max. 12 people)

Join Te Papa curators for a tour of the Pacific collection at the Cable Street store room.

Mount Cook walking tour

Mt Cook residents Michael Kelly and Peter Cooke will lead a tour of the official end of Mt Cook, taking in the former National Museum, National War Memorial, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, the Tasman St Brick Wall, Mt Cook Police Station and much more.

Conference dinner

Attendees are invited to attend a conference dinner on Saturday 13 April.

Venue: Herbivore, a delicious vegetarian and vegan restaurant, located on Cuba Street.

Price: $45 set menu.