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EXTENDED Call for Papers – Scarred Nations: Intrastate Conflict, Legacies and Reconciliation ­– Titiro Whakamuri ki anga Whakamua Symposium

Posted on August 4 2022

Scarred Nations: Intrastate Conflict, Legacies and Reconciliation ­– Titiro Whakamuri ki anga Whakamua Symposium 16–21 April 2023, Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Aotearoa New Zealand The organising partners for Scarred Nations would like to announce an extension to the call for papers for this international, multidisciplinary symposium showcasing academic and creative work on intrastate conflict, its legacies, and processes of reconciliation. The new

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Deadline reminder: Judith Binney Fellowship and Writing Awards

Posted on August 2 2022

2023 Judith Binney Fellowship and Writing Awards Applications are open  Applications close 26 August 2022 This is a friendly reminder that applications for the 2023 Judith Binney Fellowship and Writing Awards close in four weeks’ time, at 5pm Friday 26 August 2022.The purpose of the Judith Binney Trust is to support rigorous and imaginative scholarship of the kind that characterised Judith Binney’s

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Call for Papers: The New Historians Conference 2022

Posted on August 2 2022

In the context of the pandemic and the immediate period that follows, there is a requirementto take a pause and understand the change, recalibrate, and prepare for what comes next. Atthe same time there are some things that remain constant, continuities that run strongthrough the before and after. The New Historians Conference 2022 is focused on the idea of change

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New Zealand History Research Trust Fund

Posted on July 28 2022

The fund is open now and closes on 15 October 2022. Whiria Te Mahara New Zealand History Grants, funded by the New Zealand History Research Trust Fund, support historians, researchers and writers working on non-fiction projects that will significantly enhance our understanding of New Zealand’s past. About the fund Every year the fund gives away 8-12 grants of up to

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Ngā Kōrero Tuku Iho, New Zealand Oral History Grants Open

Posted on July 28 2022

The fund is open now and closes 25 October 2022. These grants are available for community-led projects reflecting diverse identities and perspectives. Administered by Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage, this funding provides financial help for oral history projects relating to the history of Aotearoa New Zealand and Aotearoa New Zealand’s close relationships with the Pacific. About the fund

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Lucy Mackintosh’s Shifting Grounds: Deep Histories of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland receives continued recognition

Posted on July 28 2022

Earlier this month Lucy Mackintosh was highly commended in the inaugural Public Environmental History Prize of Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Environmental History Network. The judges citation can be read below: Deep Histories of AucklandLucy Mackintosh’s important book, Shifting Grounds: Deep Histories of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland researches the deep history of three sites in present-day Auckland, linking history with archaeology. She demonstrates

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Applicants wanted for the Library and Information Advisory Commission

Posted on July 26 2022

The Department of Internal Affairs is seeking candidates to be a general member of the Library and Information Advisory Commission (LIAC). LIAC advises the Minister of Internal Affairs, as the responsible Minister for the National Library of New Zealand, on:  library and information issues, including mātauranga Māori, and access to library and information services; the role of library and

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Applicants wanted for Guardians Kaitiaki of the Alexander Turnbull Library

Posted on July 26 2022

The Department of Internal Affairs is seeking candidates to be a general member of the Guardians Kaitiaki of the Alexander Turnbull Library (Guardians Kaitiaki). Guardians Kaitiaki advise the Minister Responsible for the National Library on key matters relating to the operation of the Alexander Turnbull Library, including:  the capacity of the Library to acquire documents to be used for

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Presentations from the Haast Symposium: Celebrating the Life of Sir Julius von Haast are now available online

Posted on July 26 2022

Recently, a very successful online symposium was run by the Canterbury Museum to mark the 200th birthday of Julius von Haast, one of New Zealand’s leading 19th century geoscientists. The online conference took place from 30 April and 1 May 2022 and included speakers from New Zealand and Vienna. The presentations from the conference can now be viewed here, including a virtual

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Papers Past turns 21: Panel discussion — Wellington

Posted on July 26 2022

August 2022 marks the 21st anniversary of the initial release of Papers Past. It is regarded as a go-to site for researchers, genealogists, students, and all with an interest in our history. The range of uses and impact the website has had on research in New Zealand is vast. To celebrate, join the discussion with Papers Past regular users —

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Dame Claudia Orange honoured for 2021 Prime Minister’s Award

Posted on July 22 2022

Last month Dame Claudia Josepha Orange alongside Anne Kennedy, David Hill and Dr. Monty Soutar were honoured by Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister and Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, at Premier House. Each year, the Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement, organised by Creative New Zealand, celebrate writers from Aotearoa who have made a significant contribution to

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Meeting with Archives New Zealand

Posted on July 14 2022

Julia Bradshaw attended on behalf of PHANZA a workshop meeting between users and Archives New Zealand regarding their new collections search, 30 June 2022. The meeting confirmed that improving the advanced search facility should be a top priority for Archives New Zealand. A detailed report from Julia on the meeting can be found here.

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Aotearoa Gender History Network – 27 July

Posted on July 8 2022

The next Aotearoa Gender History Network seminar is on Wednesday Rāapa 27 July, 12 pm – 1 pm, via zoomRegister here Speakers: Sam Iti Prendergast, Dreaming Sovereign Futures in Aotearoa and Hawai’i: Rihi Puhiwahine and Haunani-Kay Trask   Sam Iti Prendergast (Ngāti Maniapoto) is lecturer in history at Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato. Her work examines the tensions between the aspirations of white

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Pacific History Association (PHA) Webinar Series, July – November 2022

Posted on June 30 2022

The Pacific History Association (PHA) Webinar Series, July – November 2022 is being coordinated by Helen Gardner and Jacqui Leckie. Further details will be announced closer to the dates, including Zoom details. All are most welcome to join. Please check the PHA Facebook page for updates. More information on the 7 July Webinar can be found here. Enquiries to jacqui.leckie@otago.ac.nz Provisional

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Call for papers – Scarred Nations: Intrastate Conflict, Legacies and Reconciliation – Titiro Whakamuri ki anga Whakamua Symposium

Posted on June 30 2022

The Scarred Nations: Intrastate Conflict, Legacies andReconciliation – Titiro Whakamuri ki anga Whakamua Symposium 16–21 April 2023Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira,Aotearoa New Zealand The organising partners for Scarred Nations are delighted to invite paper submissions to this international, multidisciplinary symposium showcasing academic and creative work on intrastate conflict, its legacies, and processes of reconciliation. The goals of the

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Judith Binney Fellowships and Writing Awards

Posted on June 26 2022

Applications for the 2023 Judith Binney Fellowships and Writing Awards will open on 4 July 2022.   Applications close at 5pm on 26 August 2022.   The Fellowship and Awards are scheduled to be announced in November 2022 for tenure in 2023. The Judith Binney Fellowship is available for an established scholar to undertake or complete significant research. Writing Awards are for emerging

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