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. Advertisements
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The National Library of New Zealand – Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa – will be opening its 2017 programme of events with a curatorial summer lecture series. These four lectures will be held on successive Wednesdays, and will showcase the work of Alexander Turnbull Library curators. First up: Paul Diamond, on Maori in editorial cartoons, […]
Are you an active researcher and within 10 years of completing your highest qualification (usually a PhD)? If yes, then you may qualify for ECR (Early Career Researcher) membership of the Royal Society of New Zealand, which attracts a 50% rebate on the full subscription. You can find out more and apply here. ECR membership […]
The myriad faces of war: 1917 and its legacy symposium, 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 […]
The Friends of Turakina Maori Girls’ College Association is offering a $6000 scholarship to a student who can make the history of the recently closed 110-year-old school an element of their master’s or doctorate degree. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Congratulations to Ryan Bodman has won the Friends of the Turnbull Library Grant 2017. He will be applying the grant to his current project, a social and cultural history of rugby league in New Zealand.
You can read the National Library of New Zealand’s Strategic Directions to 2030 (Turning Knowledge into Value) here. You’re welcome.
‘Film in the Colony’ (13-14 July 2017) will be jointly hosted by the Centre for Research on Colonial Culture and Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision, and held at Ngā Taonga in Wellington. Please see the link for more information; the deadline for the call for papers is 28 February. https://blogs.otago.ac.nz/crocc/film-in-the-colony-symposium/ Contact: email@example.com
DISSENT AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR 31 August – 2 September 2017 in Wellington The First World War divided New Zealand society in many ways. But in the current commemorative climate little attention has been paid to the perceptions and actions of those who opposed the war. Dissent may take many forms, and we hope […]
Two Autumn Events in Wellington-Whanganui-a-Tara, 7-8 April 2017 – dates for your diaries! Members and friends of NZHA are invited to two events being hosted by the History Programme, Victoria University of Wellington – Te Whare Wånanga o te Upoko o Te Ika a Måui: Friday 7 April Professor Lynn Abrams, Head of History, University of […]
The School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry at the University of Queensland has a vacancy for a Professor-Head of School. Applications close on 20 November, and you can find out more here.
Planning on being in or near Hokitika on Westland Anniversary Weekend (24-28 November)? Maybe you’ll enjoy the Seddon weekend, celebrating New Zealand’s longest serving Premier, Richard John Seddon, and his West Coast experiences. See the full programme here including heritage walks and Surviving the Wilderness history seminars.
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.