Religious History Association of Aotearoa New Zealand (RHAANZ) Newsletter

The Religious History Association of Aotearoa NZ recently published its Religious History Newsletter. Founded in 1987, the Newsletter aims to connect all with interests in the field, providing various updates, including notably a comprehensive bibliography of recent publications related to any aspect of religion in NZ history. This 31st edition covers publications from 2018-2019. The … More Religious History Association of Aotearoa New Zealand (RHAANZ) Newsletter

39th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society, Auckland, 9th-12th December 2020

Call for Papers “One Empire, Many Colonies, Similar or Different Histories?” Abstracts are invited from scholars bringing historical perspective on law who wish to gather at The University of Auckland and AUT University – there to listen to and discuss papers and panels on aspects of law in history. The 2020 theme invites a comparative … More 39th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society, Auckland, 9th-12th December 2020

Douglas Roberts, Archives Education talk, 25 Feb

Kia ora koutou katoa. At 12.30pm on Tuesday 25 Feb, in the Programme Rooms at the National Library, Douglas Roberts will be giving a one-hour presentation about his heritage and archives-based education work and recent projects, along with some discussion and sharing of ideas about outreach and education work using archives, objects and historic places. … More Douglas Roberts, Archives Education talk, 25 Feb

‘Warfare, Weapons, Wounds – An Interdisciplinary Workshop’ 10-11 December 2020, University of Auckland, New Zealand

If death and injury are central to warfare, so are the tools that cause bodily harm. This inter- disciplinary workshop, hosted by the University of Auckland’s ‘War in Context’ research hub, explores the cultures of violence and control that form around military weaponry by focusing on the wounds they inflict and the (at least perceived) … More ‘Warfare, Weapons, Wounds – An Interdisciplinary Workshop’ 10-11 December 2020, University of Auckland, New Zealand

BWB Talks: The Dark Island with Benjamin Kingsbury

BWB Talks: The Dark Island All welcome, no RSVP necessary. Event description The remarkable story of the Quail Island leprosy colony in Lyttleton Harbour sheds light on how New Zealand has treated some of its most marginal, unfortunate and isolated people. Historian Benjamin Kingsbury explores these little-known stories through his new book The Dark Island, … More BWB Talks: The Dark Island with Benjamin Kingsbury

Seminar: Charlotte Greenhalgh, ‘Motherhood after 30: Age, Pregnancy, and Parenting in 1980s New Zealand’

In 1982-1983, volunteers from the Society for Research on Women in New Zealand (SROW) interviewed 51 Wellington women who were about the give birth to their first child at the age of 30 or over. Five years on, SROW researchers visited 37 of the women to interview them for a second time. This paper considers … More Seminar: Charlotte Greenhalgh, ‘Motherhood after 30: Age, Pregnancy, and Parenting in 1980s New Zealand’