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National Library’s Overseas Collection Disposal

Posted on December 3 2021

Many of you will be aware of the National Library’s decision to dispose of up to 600,000 books that form part of the Overseas Published Collection. However recently the Library has said they are reconsidering its plans for the Overseas Published Collection. Some useful links are below for members you are interested in these ongoing discussions. RNZ ‘National Library reconsiders

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Associate Professor Jacqueline Leckie awarded Copyright Licensing New Zealand Contestable Fund Grant

Posted on November 29 2021

PHANZA member Associate Professor Jacqueline Leckie has been awarded a Copyright Licensing New Zealand Contestable Fund Grant for her project ‘Land of the Old Black Cloud: A Cultural History of Mental Depression in Aotearoa.’ Jacqueline Leckie is an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Stout Centre for New Zealand Studies at Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand,

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Judith Binney Fellowships And Writing Awards 2021 Recipients Announced

Posted on November 23 2021

The Judith Binney Trust has announced the recipients of the 2022 Judith Binney Fellowships and Writing Awards. Congratulations to PHANZA Member Dr Mere Whaanga (Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Pahauwera), one of the recipients of Judith Binney Writing Awards. The Award will support Dr Mere Whaanga and Erika Schollum’s research proposal ‘Kōrero with Poua: East Coast,’ a project to collect and research historical records

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PHANZA Canterbury meet-up 2021 – Wednesday 8th December, 5pm

Posted on November 18 2021

We’d like to invite our Canterbury-based members to a PHANZA meet-up in Christchurch. This event will be held at Te Whare Waiutuutu Kate Sheppard House, 83 Clyde Road, on Wednesday 8th December at 5pm.  Kate Sheppard House is proudly cared for by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga. It was opened to the public in 2020 to share the inspiring story of

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History of The Elms, Tauranga – Research Commission

Posted on November 17 2021

The Elms Foundation Trust Board proposes to commission a new publication about The Elms, to serve as a concise and accessible history of the site and as a visitors’ guide. The Elms is the former Te Papa mission station, established by the Church Missionary Society in 1835 and now operated as a tourist attraction and wedding venue. This new publication

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Shortlists for the NZHA Prizes

Posted on November 16 2021

PHANZA members Jared Davidson and Cheryl Ware have been shortlisted in this year’s NZHA prizes. Jared Davidson has been shortlisted for the The W.H. Oliver Prize for the Best Book on Any Aspect of New Zealand History for his book  Dead Letters: Censorship and Subversion in New Zealand, 1914-1920 (Otago University Press). Cheryl Ware has been shortlisted for the The Mary Boyd

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NZHA Conference 2021 Update

Posted on November 12 2021

The NZHA Conference 2021 is now less than two weeks away. The conference programme is available on the NZHA website; you’ll see it is a very full one with 3 keynote lectures, 6 session streams and lunchtime workshops or meet-ups – as well as prizegiving and our AGM – scheduled across the 3 days. If you are still yet to

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Karin Speedy awarded Marsden Fund grant

Posted on November 12 2021

Congratulations to Associate Professor and PHANZA member Karin Speedy, who has been awarded a Marsden Fund grant in the 2021 round for her trans-imperial historical project titled, ‘When colonial worlds connect: trans-imperial networks of forced labour between the Indian and Pacific Oceans and the untold stories of Reunionese Creoles in Oceania’. Associate Professor Karin Speedy obtained this Marsden Fund grant

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JD Stout Annual Lecture 2021 – Nick Bollinger

Posted on November 9 2021

JD Stout Annual Lecture 2021 Nick Bollinger Revolutions Per Minute: The rise and fall of the counterculture in New Zealand ‘Counterculture’ was a term coined in the 1960s to identify a global movement comprised of dropouts, hippies, radicals, revolutionaries and other dissenters from the mainstream. Collectively it rejected many of society’s accepted norms, challenging attitudes to art, sex, education, environment,

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PHANZA Christmas functions

Posted on November 8 2021

Members are advised that due to Covid restrictions and uncertainty about future alert levels, there will be no Christmas functions this year in Auckland or Wellington. We apologise to anyone who was expecting to attend one of these events. We hope to be able to offer social activities in 2022.

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Extraordinary General Meeting

Posted on November 8 2021

Members are advised that an Extraordinary General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 8 December at 5.30pm to ratify the revised Code of Ethics and Professional Practice. The meeting will be held on-line, with limited in-person participation in Wellington by committee members. A link to the meeting is here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87427000552?pwd=U0V4YmkyRnJIbjZlR09aZktOQU91Zz09 A copy of the draft Code is here Further suggestions for

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Historian position with Te Arawhiti – Office for Māori Crown Relations

Posted on November 7 2021

Te Arawhiti – Office for Māori Crown Relations, National Office in Wellington is looking for hard-working, talented and motivated people to join them as they build positive relationships between the Crown and Māori, negotiate settlements of historical Treaty claims, and administer the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011. The Historian supports all teams in Te Arawhiti when historical

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Lectureship in History at the University of Waikato

Posted on November 7 2021

The University of Waikato is seeking a continuing Lecturer in History. Applications are especially welcome from historians early in their academic careers and with expertise in America, Europe, Africa or Asia, that complements and adds to the Programmes current areas of expertise (particularly Indigenous Histories, Oral History, Pacific History, Historical Theory and Method). Applications are due on 10 December 2021. More

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Richardson History of Psychiatry Research Seminar – Jacqui Leckie “Colonizing Madness: Asylum and Community in Fiji”

Posted on November 2 2021

PHANZA member Associate Professor Jacqui Leckie is giving a seminar “Colonizing Madness: Asylum and Community in Fiji” as part of the Richardson Seminar of History of Psychiatry at Cornell University. Jacqui Leckie is currently an Adjunct Research Fellow with the Stout Centre for New Zealand Studies at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington. When: 2.00pm 3 November in New York (7.00am

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2022 New Zealand Symposium of Gastronomy

Posted on October 26 2021

The 2022 New Zealand Symposium of Gastronomy will look at the refreshing foods, ideas and liquids that sustain us, enliven our palates and bring us together socially. The Symposium will be held in late February or March 2022 and hosted at Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History in Palmerston North. Call for Papers The call for papers is now

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