Past tensions: Reflections on Making History

16, 17, 18 November 2011
The University of Waikato, Hamilton NEW ZEALAND

More info here about the conference, events and accomodation, and to register 
The 2011 NZHA conference aims to encourage dialogue about history and historical writing.

We especially encourage papers and panels that explore fresh interpretations of tensions in the past, including: models of biculturalism/multiculturalism; considerations of New Zealand’s place in the world and the world’s place in New Zealand; histories of the colonising process; environmental histories; and the gendering and ‘racing’ of the past.

We invite opportunities to open up and explore tensions in the past practices and explorations of the discipline itself; we also invite contributions on the topics/themes of tension within the methods, theories and practices of history, including: kaupapa Māori/iwi histories; the uses of public histories and oral histories; gender and women’s history; ethnicity and postcolonial histories; material and visual culture; teaching history and curriculum change; and the creation and use of the archive.

The NZHA Conference is open to all practitioners of history in New Zealand and beyond, including researchers, public historians, history teachers, archivists and iwi-based researchers. Please note, too, that papers and panels are not limited to ‘New Zealand history’.

Panel/workshop presentations are welcome and we encourage submissions of panels comprised of 3 papers and a discussant.

Paper Length
Individual paper presentations will also be considered and presenters should aim for 20-minute papers. Papers from postgraduate students are especially welcome.

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Due date for papers abstracts is 15 July 2011

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