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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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Job Opportunity – Urban Walking Festival

Posted on March 17 2022

The Urban Walking Festival is taking a digital/remote approach to delivering the festival. While it’s sad that people won’t be able to hang out in person and be guided around spaces it does open up other opportunities, one of which is delving into the Auckland Libraries Oral History archive with the advice of Sue Berman and team and constructing an

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Call For Papers – New Zealand Oral History Conference

Posted on March 15 2022

The Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies and the National Oral History Association of New Zealand (NOHANZ) Te Kete Kōrero-a-Waha o Te Motu have put out a call for papers for the New Zealand Oral History Conference. Where: Te Herenga Waka | Victoria University of Wellington When: 18 – 20 November 2022. About the conference: Te Reo a Ngā Taputapu Memory,

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Job Vacancy – Senior Archivist, Special Projects Lead at Alexander Turnbull Library

Posted on March 11 2022

The Alexander Turnbull Library has a new role to lead the processing team for three major collections (including digitisation at scale for one), and also to line manage the Librarians as part of the A&D team. Together these present a unique opportunity to be part of coherent planning, integrated processes, and professional development. The Senior Archivist, Special Projects Lead is

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