Fullbright Seminar: Jock Phillips – Developing Te Ara, the world’s first….

New Zealand-born digital national encylopedia….

Fulbright New Zealand invites you to a free public seminar by Fulbright alumnus Jock Phillips, one of New Zealand’s leading historians, who recently retired as General Editor of Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Jock received a 1978 Fulbright New Zealand Scholar Award to research American history at Harvard University. He served on the Fulbright New Zealand Board from 1996 to 2009, including three years as Chairperson.
In this seminar, Jock will discuss how he conceived and led a team of hundreds on a project to develop the world’s first digital-born national encyclopedia, Te Ara. The 12 year “first build” of the world-leading online encyclopedia was completed in November with the launch of its twelfth and final section.
12:30-1:30pm, Friday 27 February
Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Level 4, ASB House, 101-103 The Terrace, Wellington
Places are limited so please RSVP to info@fulbright.org.nz or 472 2065 by Wednesday 25 February. Bring your own “brown bag” lunch.