Labour History Project MA Scholarship

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 […]

VUW Summer Scholarship, Auckland Musuem

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 […]

New Historians’ Conference 2016: call for papers

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 […]

Manawatu-Rangitikei Regional News, June-July 2016

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 […]

Public engagement guidelines for researchers, scholars, and scientists

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 […]

NZHA Beginnings

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 […]

Thirty Million: free screening, climate change doco, 30 June

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 […]

Publishing Opportunity

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 […]

Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM) Submissions

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 Call for Papers

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 […]

The myriad faces of war: 1917 and its legacy

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 Collection Plans: have your say

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 […]

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Disposal of Records

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 […]

RE: Mary Boyd Prize winner announcement

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 […]

RE: New Zealand Festival, event notice

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 […]

RE: Australian Women’s History Network Call for Papers

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 […]

RE: Remembering Beryl Hughes, 1920-2015

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 […]

RE: call for expressions of interest

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 gensec@gsa.org.nz

RE: Real Modern, special NZHA offer

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

RE: Mary Boyd Prize

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 nzhawebmaster@gmail.com by Friday 11 December. We apologise for […]

RE: W. H Oliver Prize announcement

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 […]

Notice RE: Contemporary Women’s Writing – Essay Prize

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) […]

RE: Congratulations … history news

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 […]

RE: NZHA AGM NOTICE FOR MEMBERS

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 nzhawebmaster@gmail.com Free parking is available on Dovedale campus. We look forward to seeing you. Nga […]

RE: NZHA Conference registration reminder

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.

RE: Making history make a difference: workshop opportunity with Prof. Paul Ward, University of Huddersfield, UK

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 […]

RE: Ravaged Beauty Takes the Prize!

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 […]

RE: Author needed for NZ’s WWI medical history

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 […]

RE: Massey’s 2014-15 update

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, […]

RE: Auckland’s regional roundup

Auckland’s history news for 2015… We began 2015 by leaving our historic home in Wynyard St and moving to new premises. History is now located with Classics and Ancient History in Short St, on the edge of the city campus, and will be until the university’s longer term building programme progresses. The move has not […]

RE: Otago Regional History Roundup for 2015

It’s time to reflect on all the history activities around the region, first up is Otago University. Thanks for your contribution, from the NZHZA team. Dr Kate Stevens, who completed her Honours degree in the Department of History at Otago, is back with us now for three years as a postdoctoral fellow on Professor Judy […]

RE: in memory of Bill Oliver, historian, writer, teacher

Massey University Professor Emeritus Bill Oliver, considered one of New Zealand’s most influential historians as well as a poet, has died in Wellington, aged 90. His funeral is today, Friday 18th September…. 11:30am, Old Saint Pauls, Mulgrave Street, Wellington Born in Feilding in 1925, he graduated with a Master of Arts from the University of […]