Call for Papers – Pacific History Association Biennial Conference 2018

The call for papers for the forthcoming Pacific History Association conference in London and Cambridge was released last week, closing on 9 July. For more information on submissions and registration see the conference website: http://pha.maa.cam.ac.uk/pha/. Please direct any queries to the conference organising committee at phacambridge2018@gmail.com.

Stranger Than Fiction Seminar Series – Stout Research Centre

Authors have always used fiction to grapple with the social anxieties of their day and imagine futures both good and bad. Disruption by new technologies, the blending of humans and machines, an end to illness, and human-induced destruction of the environment have all been at the centre of plays, novels and poetry for centuries. But … More Stranger Than Fiction Seminar Series – Stout Research Centre

Seminar: ‘Leaving their Lordships – Changing New Zealand’s final Appellate Court’, Patrick McCabe

In 1900, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council was the final court of appeal for one-quarter of the world’s people.  It was a key institution of the British Empire.  Despite the major exodus from the Judicial Committee’s jurisdiction in the two decades following the Second World War, New Zealand’s commitment remained steadfast. In 1983, … More Seminar: ‘Leaving their Lordships – Changing New Zealand’s final Appellate Court’, Patrick McCabe

Seminar: ‘Towards a History of Mediation in New Zealand’, Dr Grant Morris

For the past few decades mediation has been optimistically heralded as the “way of the future” in New Zealand’s legal system.  The history of mediation in NZ can be traced back to developments in industrial relations in the late 19th century, but as a self-aware, dynamic, widespread movement its beginnings are much more recent.  Led … More Seminar: ‘Towards a History of Mediation in New Zealand’, Dr Grant Morris

Seminar: ‘Peace, Christianity and Public History in New Zealand’

The History Programme invite you to a seminar by Dr Geoff Troughton, Victoria University: Peace, Christianity and Public History in New Zealand: Despite New Zealand’s cherished reputation for relative peacefulness, critical examination of the nation’s histories of peacemaking and opposition to war remains relatively thin. This seminar reflects upon my Marsden-funded research, focusing especially on … More Seminar: ‘Peace, Christianity and Public History in New Zealand’

Upcoming Royal Society Te Aparangi National Lecture Series

The Royal Society Te Apārangi has two upcoming National lecture series that may be of some interest to NZHA members:   Ornamental to detrimental: The invasion of New Zealand by non-native plants Palmerston North | Palmerston North Central Library, Events Central – register for Palmerston North 7:30pm Wednesday 9 May Napier | EIT, Lecture Theatre … More Upcoming Royal Society Te Aparangi National Lecture Series

Conference: Reflections on the commemoration of World War One – Registration now open

Registration for the Canterbury 100 conference ‘Reflections on the commemoration of World War One’, to be held on the 22nd and 23rd of November at Tūranga (Central Library) Christchurch, is now open. Please see the conference website for more details: http://www.canterbury100.org.nz/conference-reflections-commemoration-world-war-one  

History Compass: Australasia and the Pacific Section Editors – Call for Expressions of Interest

In the coming months the current History Compass section editors for Australasia and the Pacific, Professor Kate Darian-Smith, Professor Katie Pickles and Professor Paul Turnbull will be stepping down as editors and moving to the editorial board. They seek expressions of interest from those interested in serving as a new section editor for this journal. … More History Compass: Australasia and the Pacific Section Editors – Call for Expressions of Interest

Call for Papers – Feminist Engagements in Aotearoa: 125 years of Suffrage and Beyond

To mark 40 years of WSA/PAW conferences and 125 years of women’s suffrage in Aotearoa/New Zealand, WSA/PAW joins with the Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies in presenting a conference promoting feminist scholarship and activism. The conference will be an opportunity to advance current feminist engagements, while acknowledging and understanding the challenges of the … More Call for Papers – Feminist Engagements in Aotearoa: 125 years of Suffrage and Beyond

Call for Submissions: NOHANZ Biennial Conference 2018

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

History jobs at OTS

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

Congratulations Lucy Mackintosh, prize winner

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

NZHA 2017 Prizes announced

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

New DNZB biographies coming 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 Katie Pickles, James Cook Research Fellowship

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.  

James Belich at Auckland Museum, 28 November

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

AGM 2017: Notice to Members

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

Sir Richard J Evans, Wellington, Sunday 15 October

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

Four – yes, four – student summer scholarships available with VUW

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

Thinking about Indigenization in the University

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

150 Years of Discovery: Emerging Research Awards

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

Histories Meet Graduate Student Prize

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.

Auckland History Initiative

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

New Historians Conference 2017

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

Regional News: Straight Outa Canterbury

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

History Making a Difference

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