Do you want to know what people said about the National Library’s discussion document on its draft strategic directions to 2030, produced earlier this year? Read a summary of the submissions here.
“How do we inspire the many diverse communities in New Zealand to participate, explore and use the record of government?” asks Archives New Zealand. You can answer this and other questions aimed at planning strategically for the next 50 years or so by responding to Archives’ discussion document 2057. Find it here, and respond by […]
We are very pleased to announce the dates and venue for the 2017 biennial conference of the New Zealand Historical Association: 29-30 November and 1 December 2017. The conference will be formally opened at Waipapa Marae, University of Auckland on Wednesday 29 November. It will be preceded on Monday 28 November by pre-conference events to […]
The Labour History Project offers a one-off $2000 scholarship towards a MA degree on any aspect of New Zealand labour history. It gives particular consideration to applicants who have been active in the workforce and plan to study an aspect of labour history in the post-World War Two era. Applications for the scholarship must be […]
Victoria University of Wellington is working with the Auckland Museum to offer a Summer Scholarship to a 300 or 400 level student to work on a project entitled ‘Life, Death and Disease in 1860s Wartime Auckland’. The successful scholar will use the collections of the Auckland Museum to examine the impact of war on the […]
Do you have a research project that might draw on the collections of the Hocken Library? Maybe the Friends of the Hocken Collections Award ($10,000 in 2017) is for you. Applications close on 17 October. Good luck!
If you have a research project that will use collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library, you might consider applying for the Friends of the Turnbull 2017 research grant. Applications close on Friday 7 October. Good luck historians!
This prize will be awarded for the best article or book chapter published on the history of the Manawatu between 30 June 2014 and 30 June 2016. Publications eligible for consideration will normally be of a minimum length of 800 words. Criteria for the award of the prize will take account of the following: Quality, range […]
The history postgraduate students at Victoria University of Wellington, Te Whare Wānanga o te Ūpoko o te Ika a Māui, warmly invite you to the 2016 New Historians Conference, to be held on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 October. First established in 2006 by Professor Melanie Nolan and postgraduate students, the conference attracts MA and PhD candidates […]
The National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, has been thinking about its strategic direction up to 2030. You can read about what the library has been thinking, and also let it know what you are thinking. Access the library’s strategic directions document, and make your comments, here.
Manawatu has an active and engaged historical community. Groups interested and involved in Manawatu history met on Sunday 19 June at a meeting convened by the Palmerston North Heritage. They included: Archives Central; Palmerston North City Library Heritage Team; Palmerston North Branch NZ Society of Genealogists; Feilding Branch NZ Society of Genealogists; Fielding and Districts Community […]
The Royal Society of New Zealand has published guidelines to “support the inclusive engagement of stakeholders in research, scholarship and science”. You can read about them and download them here. Stakeholders are broadly defined to include: researchers, scholars and scientists; the public and communities they serve; the media; and the various organisations for which researchers […]
Archives New Zealand has publicly notified its intention to dispose of (transfer or destroy) certain records of the New Zealand Police. These include incident and offence records and non-offence records. You can read the appraisal report and disposal schedule for the records here. The closing date for public comments is 28 July 2016.
At a recent NZHA planning meeting, the origins of the Association seemed a mystery to several of us who attended, whereas Raewyn Dalziel was so knowledgable she referred to documentary evidence as she spoke. We asked Raewyn Dalziel to write something about how NZHA began. Her short essay takes us through the evolving process of conferencing and decision-making that led […]
Te Papa is seeking a Curator, New Zealand History. If you have experience and skills in researching New Zealand historical or material culture then maybe it’s the job for you. Applications close on 10 July. (We can’t make the link work for some reason, but head to http://www.jobs.tepapa.govt.nz, and search keyword ‘history’).
Thirty Million is a UN-funded documentary on how sea-level rise and climate change will affect the thirty million people of Bangladesh, the country widely considered the most vulnerable in the world to climate change. The Royal Society of New Zealand is hosting a free screening of the film on Thursday 30 June at 6pm in Wellington. The 35-minute documentary […]
Are you curious to know what people have had to say regarding the petition about the New Zealand Wars, led by Otorohanga school pupils earlier this year? You can find all the submissions the Maori Affairs select committee received at parliament.govt.nz, here: Submissions on NZ Wars petition Enjoy!
PUBLISHING OPPORTUNITY: Are you interested in publishing a 5000 word article in History Compass, a quality and highly accessed international Wiley journal offering rapid, on-line, peer reviewed publication? Articles offer succinct historiographical pieces, and examples of new research. They also offer examples of best teaching practice. Please contact section co-editor for Australasia and the Pacific […]
Evan Roberts is pleased to announce the launch of Measuring the ANZACs: a project to crowd-source the complete transcription of New Zealand’s South African war and World War I personnel files. The project is a collaboration of the Zooniverse, Archives NZ and the Auckland Museum along with a research team from the universities of Guelph, […]
Have a say on proposals about access to Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM) information. Make submissions on the Proposals Paper released by the Minister of Internal Affairs, Hon Peter Dunne, earlier this week. The release of the Proposals Paper marks the second phase in the review of access provisions in the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and […]
The New Zealand Journal of Public History is soliciting articles, short critiques and commentaries for NZJPH4: Ethics in Public History. Contributions concerning ethical considerations around collecting, preservation and display, or the ethical tensions variously linking historians, stakeholders and commissioning bodies, would be particularly welcome. Submissions are invited from public historians working within a range of […]
An international, multidisciplinary symposium in New Zealand to be held at Museum of New Zealand/Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand 25-28 April 2017. 1917 was a seminal year in the history of the modern world. The First World War stressed the livelihoods and resources of nations, states and societies – combatant and otherwise – with often direct and […]
National Library are reviewing their collections policy and collecting plans (2016-18). The updated Policy and Collecting Plans are now being made available on the National Library’s website here together with drafts for comment of the remaining Collecting Plans here. The remaining plans are: • Cartographic • Drawings, paintings and prints • Ephemera • Music • Oral […]
Archives New Zealand / Te Rua Mahara o te Kawanatanga has noted an intention to dispose of certain public records of the Department of Internal Affairs (Chief Archivist). The due date for public comment is 27 February 2016. Click here for the notice. Please share this notice with others who you think will be interested. Archives New […]
Good news everyone! The judges for the Mary Boyd Prize for the best article in New Zealand History published between 2 April 2013 and 1 April 2015, Emeritus Professor Margaret Tennant, Massey University and Professor Tony Ballantyne, University of Otago, have awarded Dr Felicity Barnes, University of Auckland, the prize for her article ‘Pictorialism, Photography […]
The 2016 New Zealand Festival (26 Feb – 20 March) is bringing three exceptional shows to Wellington that each approaches World War I commemorations in a unique way. Premiering at the Festival, Brass Poppies is a ground-breaking new chamber opera about the battle of Chunuk Bair, while the world music collaboration in No Man’s Land brings together […]
Intersections in History: Australian Women’s History Network Conference Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, Melbourne 31 Mar-1 April 2016. This conference** will explore past and present ‘intersections’ in women’s, feminist and gender history, broadly conceived. Its title gestures towards the theoretical framework of ‘intersectionality’, more usually seen in sociology and gender/cultural studies where it has recently emerged […]
Happy New Year! Here’s a blog post from Paul Ward, University of Huddersfield. Paul was one of the awe-inspiring keynotes at the 2015 NZHA Conference held at UC in December.
News from Te Whare Wananga o Te Upoko o Te Ika a Maui – the head of the fish – Victoria University of Wellington. In 2015 we have said farewell to Tim Beaglehole (28.4.1933-18.7.2015), W. H. (Bill) Oliver (14.5.1925 – 16.9.2015) and Beryl Hughes (18.11.1920-7.12.2015). All three have left strong legacies in the minds and […]
Dear Friends Beryl Hughes, a staff member in the History Department at Victoria University of Wellington, c.1961-86 and instigator of women’s studies and women’s history in New Zealand, died on Monday 7 December 2015. Beryl is probably best known beyond VUW for her co-edited collection Women in New Zealand Society (Allen & Uniwn, 1980) with Phillida […]
The Government Superannuitants Association (GSA) are welcoming expressions of interest and seeking advice on the best way to present their centenary history. Please contact Alan Peck, Executive Officer of the GSA directly on 04 472 7006 or email@example.com
Te Papa Press have a special offer for NZHA folks – a 20% discount on Bronwyn Labrum’s latest gem Real Modern: Everyday New Zealand in the 1950s and 1960s. Don’t miss out on this fabulously rich history told through material objects, compelling images and lively text. Real Modern NZHA special offer
Dear historians, It has come to our attention that one entry for the Mary Boyd Prize was submitted, but not received. If you submitted a nomination for the Mary Boyd Prize but DID NOT RECEIVE AN EMAIL CONFIRMING YOUR ENTRY can you please resend your SUBMISSION EMAIL to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 11 December. We apologise for […]
Dear NZHA conference delegates, Did you leave anything behind at the NZHA conference last week? We’ve found some lost property (including a laptop computer power cord) at the Dovedale conference venue. Please send us a message to email@example.com.
The NZHA is pleased to announce the winner of the W. H. Oliver Prize to Tony Ballanytne, Otago University, for Entanglements of Empire: Missionaries, Maori, and the Question of the Body published by Auckland University Press. Congratulations Tony! The W. H. Oliver Prize was awarded for the best book on any aspect of New Zealand […]
Contemporary Women’s Writing has launched a new annual Essay Prize to encourage and support postgraduates and early career scholars working on contemporary female literature. The winner will receive: Publication of their piece in Contemporary Women’s Writing One year’s free membership of the Contemporary Women’s Writing Association (including one year’s free subscription to Contemporary Women’s Writing) […]
Welcome to conference week! The NZHA 2015 CONFERENCE FINAL SCHEDULE with lists of speakers and chairs of the session is now attached.
UC History update After repairs, we are back in our ‘History Building’ – although, despite protest, it is now also known as the ‘Popper Building’ after a certain philosopher. Gone are the glorious days of three floors devoted to History. The Jim Gardner memorial tree was ‘accidentally’ felled during renovations. But fear not, the Canterbury […]
Congratulations to NZHA Past-President Professor Catharine Coleborne who leaves the University of Waikato after 16 years to take up a new appointment as Head of School in the School of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Newcastle in December 2015. And, additional congratulations to another NZHA past-president Professor Giselle Byrnes who has […]
Tēnā kotu katoa NZHA members, This is your invitation to the Annual General Meeting of the New Zealand Historical Association. Date: Wednesday December 2nd 2015 Time: 1:00−2:00 pm Venue: Wheki 105, Dovedale Campus, University of Canterbury Please forward apologies to firstname.lastname@example.org Free parking is available on Dovedale campus. We look forward to seeing you. Nga […]
A quick reminder that registration for the NZHA ‘History Making a Difference’ Conference closes on Friday 20th November. We’ve got an excellent range of historical perspectives and topics represented in the schedule and UC’s campus is looking exceptionally beautiful at this time of year.
NOTICE: Making History Make a Difference: Collaborating with Community Groups to Create New Knowledge: A Workshop with Professor Paul Ward, University of Huddersfield, UK. A series of developments have created a historical moment in which the Humanities disciplines are expected to have public utility — History is expected to make a difference. This workshop explores […]
Environmental historian Dr Catherine Knight has won the Palmerston North Heritage Trust’s inaugural award for the best work of history relating to the Manawatu. Ravaged Beauty: An Environmental History of the Manawatu was described by co-judge Jill White as an outstanding winner from the 2013-14 publications considered. Intensively researched and engagingly written, Ravaged Beauty is […]
For the first time …. The NZHA is running the W. H. Oliver prize for the best book on any aspect of New Zealand history published between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2015. The judges, Giselle Byrnes and Graeme Dunstall, evaluated the works on the quality of their research, the strength and effectiveness of […]
Dear all, We’ve just updated the NZHA 2015 Conference website with further information on the keynotes, special events as well as accommodation … please have a look….
From dental emergencies, treating dysentery and tending the wounded and dying – to the care of horses, donkeys, dogs and canaries as well as breakthroughs in facial plastic surgery – Massey University is seeking a writer for the untold story of New Zealand’s WWI medical services. While there are plenty of first-hand sources in the […]
Another awesome regional profile for today’s readers, this time we’re recognizing Massey University’s History Programme 2014-2015 The Massey University History programme has been very active in the past year. Peter Lineham has overseen a comprehensive review of the History Curriculum, which is still in progress. Under the auspices of the W.H. Oliver Humanities Research Academy, […]