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 […]
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 email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
“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 […]