Why become a PHANZA member?

PHANZA members are part of a nationwide community of historians working independently and for all types of organisations, including: government departments, statutory authorities, historical societies, heritage groups, universities, museums, archives, research organisations, claimant groups, libraries, research organisations and private companies.

Our members:

  • have an online presence in the form of their customisable profile page on the PHANZA website []
  • can promote their work through their profile page, our newsletter, Phanzine, and our social media channels
  • have the opportunity to network with other professional historians and associations throughout Australasia
  • get regular emails and a newsletter providing industry updates and articles of historical interest
  • can access professional development opportunities through seminars and publications
  • can get advice on employment opportunities, contract employment and payment for professional historians
  • are invited to participate in our social events.

How to join

We encourage you to apply to become a PHANZA member if you fulfill the following criteria:

  • a research-based post-graduate tertiary degree (honours, MA or PhD or similar) in history or a related discipline from a recognised tertiary institution;
  • or (at the discretion of the committee) those who meet any two of the following three criterion:
    • a bachelor’s degree from a recognised tertiary institution;
    • historical research experience;
    • significant publication(s).

A Student Membership shall be open to a post-graduate student while enrolled in a New Zealand-based university history course and for two years thereafter. Student Members are exempt from paying membership fees. 

Fill in the form below to apply to join PHANZA. If you are a previous member and would like to rejoin, contact the Secretary:

Annual membership fees are $60 waged and $30 unwaged.

If you have any questions about membership you can contact the Secretary:


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