The National Oral History Association of New Zealand (NOHANZ) invites abstract submissions for their biennial conference to be held at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 of November 2018. This year the theme of their conference focuses on the sweet sound of the voice, the singers of tales (te waha kairongorongo), … More Call for Submissions: NOHANZ Biennial Conference 2018
The National Library is interested in finding out what you would like to see on Papers Past – more newspapers, some magazines, the NZ Gazettes, perhaps some books? Fill out their survey by following the link below and let them know. The survey will be open until Friday 9 March. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PapersPast
The Lilburn Research Fellowship is currently accepting applications, closing April 8th. More information is available here.
There is an opening for a lecturer in Pacific History at the University of the South Pacific, Suva. Applications close on 25 February.
There’s an opening for a senior historian at Te Manatū Taonga. Applications close on Waitangi Day.
The Office of Treaty Settlements is currently advertising two historian positions (Historian and Senior Historian). Applications close on Friday 2 February. If you are a good grad or post-grad with a grounding in history or Māori Studies, the historian position may be the role for you. If you have more work-life experience, and can see … More History jobs at OTS
The Auckland History Initiative is pleased to announce that its prize for the best paper by a graduate student on the history of Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland at the NZHA Conference, Auckland, 2017 is awarded to: Lucy Mackintosh for ‘A Strange Sight’: Auckland Domain 1840-1865 This paper was tightly focused on a particular and fascinating aspect of … More Congratulations Lucy Mackintosh, prize winner
Next year’s PHA conference – The Gift of the Pacific: place and perspective in Pacific history – is being held at the University of Cambridge, England. The call for panel proposals is open now until 31 January. A call for papers will follow.
In the aftermath of the NZHA biennial conference, Histories Meet, it is a great joy to think over the many people who made the conference the exciting and energetic event that it was: from all the President’s nieces (well, some of them anyway, who kept the wharekai clean, and maintained a modest tea-and-coffee station), to … More Histories Meet: Gratitude for all involved
NZHA announced the winners of it’s biennial prizes during the conference dinner on Thursday 30 November, as follows: W. H. Oliver Prize: Ben Schrader, Big Smoke. NZHA Best First Book Prize: Ngarino Ellis, A Whakapapa of Tradition. Mary Boyd Prize: Vincent O’Malley, ‘Recording the incident with a monument’. The judges also highly commended Michael Stevens … More NZHA 2017 Prizes announced
Whakarongo mai, whakarongo mai. Listen to short interviews with conference goers and conference presenters on our Facebook page.
Travel well conference goers. Also, like our Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter @historiesmeet #historiesmeet. We kick off today with the Grad Day, 9:00am. See those of you who are attending soon.
From 2018, Manatū Taonga, Ministry for Culture and Heritage, will be publishing new biographies in the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. These will be included in modest annual batches. The first will celebrate the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage. Read Tim Shoebridge’s blog about the news here.
Congratulations to Professor Katie Pickles, NZHA Past President, for her recent success in winning the James Cook Research Fellowship, for her project “The Heroine with a thousand faces”. This is a wonderful coup for the Humanities, and more specifically New Zealand history, feminist scholarship, and women’s history. Read more about Katie’s fellowship here.
Congratulations to Professor Charlotte Macdonald, elected fellow of Te Apārangi the Royal Society of New Zealand. Read more here.
The University of Canterbury has a two-year fixed-term lecturer’s position in New Zealand History position available. Applications close on 30 November. Details online here.
New Zealand historian James Belich shines as one of the most formidable of New Zealand’s intellectual exports. He returns as a distinguished guest of the University of Auckland especially for the New Zealand Historical Association conference Tāmaki Herenga Waka: Where Histories Meet. NZHA is delighted to present an evening with him in conversation with award-winning … More James Belich at Auckland Museum, 28 November
NZHA is grateful to Jock Phillips and Tom Brooking who took on the large task of judging this year’s History book prizes. The W. H. Oliver Prize is awarded biennially to the best book on any aspect of New Zealand history published. The Best First Book Prize is a new prize, being offered for the … More Short-lists announced for NZHA book prizes
Kia ora NZHA members. This notice repeats the information you will have received in the members’ newsletter last week: that the 2017 AGM has been set for Friday 1 December 2017, 1:30-3:00pm, at Waipapa Marae, University of Auckland, following the biennial conference, Histories Meet. Meeting papers will be made available via the website as they … More AGM 2017: Notice to Members
Canterbury 100 is hosting a conference on 22-23 November 2018 which looks at how WWI has been commemorated during the centenary period. The three confirmed keynote speakers are: Professor Joy Damousi (Australia), Dr Tim Cook (Canada) and Dr Santanu Das (UK). The call for papers is open now, and closes on 1 November. Find out … More Reflections WWI 2018: call for papers
The Department of History and Art History at Otago will be hosting Sir Richard J. Evans, Regius Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Cambridge this October. He is arguably one of the best known historians in the world. Sir Richard is currently President of Wolfson College, Cambridge, and Provost of Gresham College in London. … More Sir Richard J Evans, Wellington, Sunday 15 October
Summer Research Opportunities: Soldiers of Empire project Four Summer Scholarships are available to students for the 2017-18 summer, including one at Puke Ariki in New Plymouth, one at Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, and one at Te Papa. To be eligible to apply, you must have completed at least two years of undergraduate degree, and … More Four – yes, four – student summer scholarships available with VUW
We are delighted to have Professor Mary Jane McCallum, University of Winnipeg, join the line-up of keynote guests at this year’s NZHA conference, Histories Meet. Mary Jane generously agreed to us sharing this abridged version of a talk about Indigenous developments in her History Department that she gave recently as part of the University of … More Thinking about Indigenization in the University
Yes, it has. Go to the Histories Meet website for details and to register.
The National Oral History Association of New Zealand (NOHANZ) regrets to advise that the visit of internationally renowned oral historian Indira Chowdhury to Aotearoa, which was scheduled for Auckland and Wellington in September, has now been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.
Members of the public have until 9 September to comment on recommendations for the disposal of public records destroyed or damaged as a direct result of the Hurunui-Kaikoura earthquake and aftershocks. Archives New Zealand has notified its Intention to Dispose under the Public Records Act 2005, which you can read online here. Other Intentions to … More Archives NZ, Intentions to Dispose
You’ll have to be quick if you want to apply of the Principal Historian position at the Waitangi Tribunal. Applications close tomorrow. Apologies for the late posting.
The Royal Society Early Career Researcher Forum is running a three-minute video competition for early career researchers and postgraduate students. Organisers say ‘the spirit of the competition is to uncover great science and research stories’ from any discipline in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Entries close on 8 September. Find out all you need … More 150 Years of Discovery: Emerging Research Awards
Holly Walker and Barbara Brookes in conversation at the Auckland Art Gallery this Sunday, 13 August, at 3pm. Looks good.
Put your MA in Maori Studies or History to work at the Office of Treaty Settlements. Applications for three permanent positions and one contract close on Tuesday 15 August. Click here for details.
No worries: according to the NZHA kumara vine, the submission portal will remain open into next week.
The Auckland History Initiative is delighted to announce that it will award a prize of $350 for the best graduate student presentation in the Tāmaki Makaurau-Auckland theme at this year’s NZHA conference. Details about criteria and how to enter will be posted on the Histories Meet conference website.
The recently formed Auckland History Initiative (AHI), based in History at The University of Auckland, has the goal of invigorating engagement with the histories of Tāmaki Makaurau – Auckland. Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, is changing before our eyes. Most of Auckland’s current challenges are new versions of old problems, with their own powerful histories … More Auckland History Initiative
Closing this week: call for abstracts for this year’s NZHA conference, Histories Meet.
The VUW History Programme invites current postgraduates and recent graduates to its annual New Historians Conference. Now in its 12th year, the conference brings together postgraduate students and researchers from local, national and regional institutions and organisations. The New Historians Conference provides a collegial forum to discuss research and share ideas. It creates a valuable … More New Historians Conference 2017
Applications to fund initiatives and events that commemorate the New Zealand Wars are open now and close on 9 August. Find out all you need to know: click here.
The recently released mentoring guidelines of the Royal Society are aimed at mentoring in the ‘increasingly diverse context of Aotearoa New Zealand’. The guidelines are expected to usefully supplement many of the mentoring practices that research organisations already have in place. You can read them here.
Canterbury NZHA council member and special correspondent, Lyndon Fraser, reported in April that History in Canterbury continues to be pursued in a wide variety of contexts, from family history to local preservation groups, and from heritage practices to oral tradition. Lyndon’s report to members is reproduced here for the website. The region’s earthquake … More Regional News: Straight Outa Canterbury
Colleagues at the University of Canterbury History Department have followed up their hosting of the NZHA executive, 2014-2015, and the 2015 biennial conference with a new publication. Named after the 2015 conference theme, History Making a Difference: New Approaches from Aotearoa, is edited by Katie Pickles, Lyndon Fraser, Marguerite Hill, Sarah Murray and Greg Ryan. … More History Making a Difference
The New Zealand Historical Association is calling for submissions to be considered for the 2017 Mary Boyd Prize. Named in memory of the Pacific historian Mary Beatrice Boyd (1921–2010), this award is for the best article on any aspect of New Zealand history published in a refereed journal. To be eligible, nominated articles must have … More Mary Boyd Prize 2017: call for submissions
NZHA, in association with History at the School of Humanities, University of Auckland, is pleased to open the call for abstracts for its biennial conference: 28 November – 1 December 2017. Find out more on the conference website: http://www.historiesmeet.org. Tāmaki Herenga Waka: where histories meet proposes two main thematic lines – one acknowledging the core … More Tāmaki Herenga Waka: where histories meet – NZHA 2017 call for abstracts
Join Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt from the Ulster Historical Foundation to learn how to: get the most out of Irish and Scots-Irish genealogy resources and records, gain strategies for breaking through blocks, and grasp important historical context that may help fill in gaps in your research. There are only two remaining workshops in the … More One For the Genealogists
NZHA congratulates Barbara Brookes who has one the Illustrated Non-Fiction category of the 2017 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards for her book A History of New Zealand Women. If you are in Auckland on Friday (19 May) you can hear Barbara and the other winning authors at the Auckland Writers Festival, at the Aotea Centre, … More Barbara Brookes – Ockham Book Award winner
Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne has announced funding of $10.1 million for protecting New Zealand’s heritage collections in this year’s budget. $8 million is ring-fenced for operating costs over the next two years, and $2.1 million for capital. Read the press release here.
The Auckland Library Heritage Trust has announced its annual scholarship aimed at encouraging research based on material held in the Sir George Grey Special Collections. The closing date for applications is 6 June 2017. Read more about the scholarship here.
Saturday 8 April 2017, 9am – 5pm History, Victoria University of Wellington Old Kirk 406 Wood Seminar Room All welcome. No registration fee but places limited. Please register your interest in attending by 31 March, email to charlotte.macdonald at vuw.ac.nz Draft Programme 9.00-9.45 Anna Clark (University of Minnesota) Rage Against the Machine 9.45-10.15 Barbara Brookes … More VUW Symposium: Individualism versus Collectivism in New Zealand and the British Empire: Individual Rights and Biopolitics
PROFESSOR LYNN ABRAMS UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW Friday 7 April 5:30pm—6:30pm Rutherford House Lecture Theatre 3 (RHLT3) For further information please contact the History Programme Seminar Convenor: Valerie Wallace, valerie.wallace at vuw.ac.nz In interviews with British women who reached maturity in the post war decades, introducing feminism into the conversation has produced some puzzling contradictions. These … More VUW Public Lecture: ‘This isn’t very feminist at all….’ Talking about feminism with post-war British women
The UNESCO Memory of the World New Zealand is calling for Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for submissions to the New Zealand documentary heritage register. The register currently lists 20 inscriptions of significant documentary heritage. You can read about them here. The EOI process helps nominators to assess their documentary heritage against the Memory of the World … More EoI: Submissions to the New Zealand documentary heritage register
NZHA members and friends are warmly invited to a day symposium, Saturday 8 April, at Victoria University of Wellington Te Whare Wananga o Te Upoko o Te Ika a Maui: ‘Rage Against the Machine: Biopolitics, Individualism and Collectivism in 19thC New Zealand and the British Empire’ An event in association with Professor Anna Clark, University of … More Symposium: ‘Rage Against the Machine: Biopolitics, Individualism and Collectivism in 19thC New Zealand and the British Empire’
Enjoy this think piece from historian Miranda Johnson, University of Sydney: author of The Land Is Our History, and one-time special correspondent from Te Whenua Moemoeā – Australia. Our newsfeeds this past week have been filled with the images, sounds, and words of protest. From anti-Trumpism, which is galvanizing millions of people in the United … More Historians, activism, solidarity, and empathy
It’s not too late to get your tickets to see Neil Oliver live at Auckland Town Hall this Wednesday. Historian, archaeologist, and author Oliver presented the acclaimed TV series Coast New Zealand, and will bring both British and New Zealand history to life in this one-night only event, delving into the stories, history, facts and revelations … More Neil Oliver live