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The Friends of the Hocken Collections Award 2023

Posted on May 30 2022

To mark the occasion of its 25th anniversary in 2016, the Friends of the Hocken Collections (FOHC) offered an award of NZ$10,000 to support a research project on some aspect of the historical development of culture and society in New Zealand, primarily using the resources of the Hocken Collections.  Detailed Application Information will be available on the Friends of the

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The New Zealand Journal of Public History – New articles by Katie Pickles and Sarah Gallagher

Posted on May 24 2022

PHANZA is delighted to let our members know that two new NZJPH articles are now available. Katie Pickles’ ‘Christchurch’s Cathedral Square and the Importance of Public Squares’ and Sarah Gallagher’s ‘A “Clever Knight of the Camera”: A Biographical Note About Frederick Finch, Resident of Wakatipu’ can both be found on the PHANZA website here. Katie Pickles is Professor of History

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Costume and Textile Association of New Zealand Talk – Wednesday 1st June 2022

Posted on May 23 2022

Emeritus Professor Kay Morris Matthews, Associate Researcher and Curator MTG Hawke’s Bay is giving at talk for CTANZ on Wednesday 1 June 7pm-8pm via zoom. “A Lightbulb Moment: Integrating Cottage Industries within a New Zealand Women’s Movement”.  This talk will draw on the life of (Anna Elizabeth) Jerome Spencer (1872-1955) founder and leader of the New Zealand Women’s Institutes and

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Lucy Mackintosh’s Shifting Grounds wins the 2022 Ernest Scott Prize for History

Posted on May 23 2022

Congratulations to PHANZA member Lucy Mackintosh who has been jointly-awarded the 2022 Ernest Scott Prize for History for her book Shifting Grounds: Deep Histories of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. A rare historical assessment of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland’s past, with findings and stories that deepen understanding of New Zealand history. The judges commented: This beautifully produced, absorbing book is a treat to read.

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Family History Network – June Meeting

Posted on May 23 2022

Following interest from the NZHA conference last November, a group of people with interests in Family History research has been formed. The June meeting of the Family History Network is on Wednesday, 1st June, 12-1pm, via zoom: https://massey.zoom.us/j/89615956171 Rebecca Ream and Esther Fitzpatrick will present their research, followed by group discussion  Ethics and the ‘critical’ in critical family history  The ‘critical’ in

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Aotearoa Gender History Network, Wednesday 15 June

Posted on May 20 2022

The next Aotearoa Gender History Network seminar is on Wednesday Rāapa 15 June, 12 pm – 1 pm NZT, via zoom. Please note that we are now requiring a quick, online registration to attend.Register here Speakers: Rebecca Rice, Getting their boots dirty: Women’s botanical publications in 19th-century Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific Matt Basso, Family or Empire? Settler Masculinity and the

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Meeting with Archives New Zealand

Posted on May 20 2022

PHANZA President Michael Kelly joined senior ‘Treaty’ historians (both in and outside government) and Ministry for Culture and Heritage staff in a meeting with Archives New Zealand on 5 May, to discuss Archives’ much-criticised new search facility and its general accessibility for researchers. Archives NZ was represented by acting Chief Archivist Honiana Love, along with two of her staff. Much

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Wilson History Oration for Professional Historians Australia – 2 June 2022

Posted on May 13 2022

Professional Historians Australia is pleased to introduce the Wilson History Oration. Out of the Blue: collaborative and community-based history in Australia presented by Associate Professor Tanya Evans 2 June 2022, 5.30-6.30pm (AEST), 7.30-8.30pm (NZST). This is a new public history presentation by an eminent historian to reflect and share experiences of historical research, writing and audience engagement. The inaugural oration will

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Save The Date: Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology Conference

Posted on May 12 2022

ASHA is pleased to announce that this year’s annual conference will be held in Russell, in the beautiful Bay of Islands in northern New Zealand. The conference will commence with a welcome function on the evening of 26 September 2022 and finish with a gala dinner on 30 September 2022. The conference venue is the historic Duke of Marlborough Hotel.

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Australia and Aotearoa NZ Public History Network Newsletter

Posted on May 3 2022

The AAPHN has published its first Public History Network newsletter of 2022. It has several exciting contributions to the AAPHN blog and resources web pages. There have also been several great external events organised and attended by network members and collaborators. More information about the AAPHN can be found here.

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Reminder: Aotearoa Gender History Network Seminar, 4 May 2022

Posted on April 29 2022

The next Aotearoa Gender History Network seminar is on 4 May. Please note that there is now a quick, online registration to attend. Wednesday Rāapa 4 May, 12 pm – 1 pm NZT, via zoomRegister here Hayley Goldthorpe, The Three Graces against the Taranaki War, 1860-61 Hayley Goldthorpe is a Sociology Master’s student at Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington. Their

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Upcoming webinar: ‘Let’s Talk About Shipwrecks! Conserving Maritime Heritage in Aotearoa New Zealand: Community, kōrero and cultural materials’

Posted on April 21 2022

Hereitage New Zealand invites PHANZA members to join heritage conservation specialist Susanne Rawson to hear about conserving maritime history in Aotearoa New Zealand. In this online talk, Susanne will present a range of interesting projects, talking about how they have involved the community, the kōrero that has surrounded them, and the tangible cultural materials at stake. Susanne Rawson is a

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Programme: Haast Symposium: Celebrating the Life of Sir Julius von Haast

Posted on April 10 2022

Canterbury Museum has released the programme for the Haast Symposium. This conference marks the bicentenary of the birth of Sir Julius von Haast, founder of Canterbury Museum. The virtual symposium is hosted by Canterbury Museum in Christchurch, New Zealand. Tickets are available here and cost $20 waged and $10 unwaged. Programme details are below. More information, including abstracts, can be found here. Programme

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Aotearoa Gender History Network: Upcoming Seminars

Posted on April 6 2022

The next Aotearoa Gender History Network seminar is on 4 May. Please note that there is now a quick, online registration to attend. Wednesday Rāapa 4 May, 12 pm – 1 pm NZT, via zoomRegister here Hayley Goldthorpe, The Three Graces against the Taranaki War, 1860-61 Hayley Goldthorpe is a Sociology Master’s student at Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington. Their

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Lilburn Research Fellowship 2023

Posted on April 6 2022

The Lilburn Trust, in association with the Alexander Turnbull Library, invites applications for the the Lilburn Research Fellowship 2023. The aim of the Lilburn Research Fellowship is to encourage scholarly research leading to publication on some aspect of New Zealand and music, using the resources of the Archive of New Zealand Music and the wider published and unpublished collections of

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New DNZB Entries: Kiwi legends of architecture and design

Posted on April 6 2022

Fourteen new entries featuring legendary architects, industrial and fashion designers, and inventors have been added to Ngā Tāngata Taumata Rau Dictionary of New Zealand Biography (DNZB). This latest batch of entries is edited by Pou Hītori Matua Senior Historian at Manatū Taonga, Elizabeth Cox, and features biographies of architects, inventors and designers written by contributing authors including: Safua Akeli Amaama

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