Aotearoa New Zealand Gender History Network – May Seminar

You are warmly invited to the next Aotearoa Gender History Network seminar. Please note that we are now requiring a quick, online registration to attend.


Wednesday Rāapa 4 May, 12 pm – 1 pm NZT, via zoom
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Hayley Goldthorpe, The Three Graces against the Taranaki War, 1860-61

Hayley Goldthorpe is a Sociology Master’s student at Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington. Their thesis is investigating instances of Pākehā (anti)colonial action in the 19th, 20th, and 21st century through frameworks of critical whiteness, utopianism, and hauntology.

Rachel Caines, Interrogating Gender through First World War Propaganda Posters

Rachel Caines is a cultural historian of the British Empire during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She has a particular interest in the ways in which understandings of gender, race, nation, and Empire intersected during this period. Much of her research centres around the First World War and its immediate aftermath in the 1920s and 1930s. Her current PhD research analyses depictions of imperial gender ideals in First World War propaganda from across the British Empire, with a focus on the British colonies and Dominions. Her MPhil, which explored the commemoration of Indigenous Australian and Māori First World war soldiers in national sites of memory, was awarded a Dean’s Commendation for Research Excellence in 2020. She is the author of two book chapters which are due to be published in 2022, and has presented her research nationally and internationally at conferences and public lectures.

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Wednesday Rāapa 15 June, 12 pm – 1 pm NZT, via zoom

Anne Else, Adoption, state care, donation and surrogacy: adding new stories

Rebecca Rice, Getting their boots dirty: Women’s botanical publications in 19th-century Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific

This is a regular, online seminar. Each session (held via zoom) features 2 x 10–12-minute research presentations on current research in Gender History with a focus on Aotearoa New Zealand, followed by discussion.

The Aotearoa Gender History Network notes with great sadness the death of Dame Miriam Dell (1924-2022). Dame Miriam led the National Council of Women, and the International Council of Women through crucial years of major change in the 1970s and 1980s. She had a lifetime of active leadership in a range of organisations, focusing on advancing the position of women, social equality and environmental awareness. Dame Miriam was the only woman to sit on the Royal Commission on Social Security, 1972, and she was a member of the 1993 Suffrage Centennial Trust. Moe mai ra.

Convenors: Charlotte Greenhalgh (charlotte.greenhalgh@waikato.ac.nz) and Charlotte Macdonald (charlotte.macdonald@vuw.ac.nz)