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Online Graduate Oral History Intensive

Posted on March 22 2024

18 April- 4 May 2024 Are you a PhD, Masters or Honours student about to start a research project using oral history – and need training to get you on the right track? Perhaps you’ve already started a graduate oral history project and want advice and support? You may be a historian, or you work in another social science or humanities discipline that

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New Zealand Journal of Public History 2023 Issue

Posted on March 22 2024

PHANZA is pleased to announce the full publication of the 2023 issue of the New Zealand Journal of Public History! The 2023 issue features articles from Alison Breese, Leanne Croon Hickman, Sarah Johnston, Danielle Campbell, Sarah Robinson and Ian Ferguson. The full issue can be read here.

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Curator’s talk — Cast in light: Life in a mining town, 20 April 2024

Posted on March 21 2024

Saturday 20 April 2024, 10am to 11:30amTe Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken St, Thorndon, Wellington Join a tour of the ‘Cast in light: Life in a mining town’ exhibition with curator Simon Nathan, watch photographer Brian Scadden demonstrate the glass plate photography technique and watch short films about Joseph Divis and Waiuta. Behind the scenes of ‘Cast

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PHANZA Networking Groups

Posted on March 15 2024

Following up from our call for networking co-ordinators in February, we are pleased to announce we have had two volunteers. Details below. If you would like to offer to co-ordinate a group, see details on the original post (https://phanza.org.nz/phanza-networking-co-ordinators/) and be in touch with Rebecca. Wellington: proposed networking group to meet alternate months, with a mix of social/informal networking and more

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Auckland Writers Festival, 14 – 19 MAY 2024

Posted on March 13 2024

The Auckland Writers Festival 2024 is taking place from 14 -19 May 2024 with a great programme, including talks from PHANZA members Jared Davidson and Jock Phillips. The full programme can be found here.

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Call For Papers: International Congress of History of Science and Technology

Posted on March 7 2024

The 27th International Congress of History of Science and Technology 2025 will take place 29 June – 5 July 2025 at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. The Call for Symposium Proposals is currently open, and these proposals are due by 1 April 2024. The Call for Standalone Papers opens on the 1 April 2024, and these proposals

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Archives New Zealand: Collections search survey

Posted on March 4 2024

Archives New Zealand has created a survey to understand the key ways they can help users use the system. Please have your say through this survey. Archives New Zealand is working with volunteers from its user community to identify potential technological improvements, they are also exploring non-technical ways of providing support. This includes reviewing the help guides, sharing useful tips and

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Casting our net: How and why we collect at the Alexander Turnbull Library, 26 March 2024

Posted on March 4 2024

Tuesday 26 March 2024, 12pm to 1pmOnline — Zoom Acting Chief Librarian Jessica Moran will discuss the Turnbull Library’s evolving process for deciding what to add to the Library’s rich collections. This online talk will go behind the scenes to explain how we appraise and prepare new collections and taonga for use by researchers. Behind the scenes of acquisition The

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Friends of the Turnbull Library – The battle for Rangiriri: 20 November 1863 and the aftermath, Barbara Francis,  21 March 2024

Posted on March 4 2024

Thursday 21 March 2024, 5:30pm to 6:30pmTaiwhanga Kauhau — Auditorium, (lower ground) National Library Wellington. Entrance on Aitken Street. Or on Zoom. Barbara Francis recently published her third book ‘Titus Angus White & the Māori Captives on Waitematā Harbour 1863/4’. In this presentation, Barbara will delve into her book and discuss the aftermath of the battle for Rangiriri — repercussions

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US Marines WWII history in New Zealand on show in major new website

Posted on February 23 2024

Memories remain of Paekākāriki village, as a home away from home for almost 15,000 U.S. Marinesduring World War II. Eighty years on, this fascinating period of history has been brought together in amajor website (The US Marines in New Zealand 1942-44) developed by volunteers from the Kāpiti USMarines Trust. The new website site marinesnz.com will be launched by the Patron

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International Labor History Association Awards

Posted on February 22 2024

Congratulations to Jared Davidson on Blood & Dirt: Prison Labour and the Making of New Zealand receiving an International Labor History Association Honorable Mention Award! One of just three international books to receive this recognition the judges said of Blood & Dirt, “in this unique account of prison labor and the development of New Zealand from the 1790s to the recent

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Aotearoa Gender History Network seminar, 13 March 2024

Posted on February 22 2024

The next Aotearoa Gender History Network seminar is on Wednesday Rāapa 13 March, 12 pm – 1 pm, via zoom Register here Speakers: Ryan Bodman, A man’s game?: Some reflections on the gender history of rugby league football in New Zealand Greg Ryan, Exaggerated domesticity, ‘slapper juice’, and the rise of the Pink Boots Society Ryan Bodman has a Masters degree from

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PHANZA networking co-ordinators

Posted on February 20 2024

A clear message from the member survey taken in 2019 was that networking opportunities are a key part of what members want from PHANZA.  We are looking for members interested in co-ordinating small, regular, PHANZA-member networking events. What these might look like can be decided by you, but the idea is to provide a regular opportunity to meet up with

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Palmerston North City Library Local History Week, 1 – 10 March 2024

Posted on February 16 2024

From 1-10 March the Palmerston North City Library is delighted to present Local History Week! This year they are inspired by whenua. The whakataukī (proverb), Whatungarongaro te tangata toitū te whenua, speaks to this theme in the permanence of whenua and the profound nature of connections we develop with the land. With generous help from the city’s historians, researchers and heritage

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Research project – Tracing the history of New Zealand’s civil contractors

Posted on February 13 2024

Civil Contractors New Zealand (CCNZ) is the national association for infrastructure construction in New Zealand. Founded in 1944, CCNZ now has a national office and 12 branches. The organisation provides national and regional advocacy and support for members, which are the businesses that work to construct and maintain horizontal infrastructure such as roads, ports, bridges, water networks and rail lines.

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Opening the Archives Conference: 2024 Call for Contributions

Posted on February 7 2024

Join ASA, ARANZ and PARBICA in Ōtautahi | Christchurch, Aotearoa this October to share your experiences & strategies for Opening the Archives through access, engagement or other innovative avenues. The conference aims to bring together a wide range of views on what ‘opening’ the archives means; how this has been, or might be, achieved, and when it should not. It is also a space to

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