Call for Papers – Pacific History Association Biennial Conference 2018

The call for papers for the forthcoming Pacific History Association conference in London and Cambridge was released last week, closing on 9 July. For more information on submissions and registration see the conference website: http://pha.maa.cam.ac.uk/pha/. Please direct any queries to the conference organising committee at phacambridge2018@gmail.com.

Stranger Than Fiction Seminar Series – Stout Research Centre

Authors have always used fiction to grapple with the social anxieties of their day and imagine futures both good and bad. Disruption by new technologies, the blending of humans and machines, an end to illness, and human-induced destruction of the environment have all been at the centre of plays, novels and poetry for centuries. But … More Stranger Than Fiction Seminar Series – Stout Research Centre

Seminar: ‘Leaving their Lordships – Changing New Zealand’s final Appellate Court’, Patrick McCabe

In 1900, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council was the final court of appeal for one-quarter of the world’s people.  It was a key institution of the British Empire.  Despite the major exodus from the Judicial Committee’s jurisdiction in the two decades following the Second World War, New Zealand’s commitment remained steadfast. In 1983, … More Seminar: ‘Leaving their Lordships – Changing New Zealand’s final Appellate Court’, Patrick McCabe

Seminar: ‘Towards a History of Mediation in New Zealand’, Dr Grant Morris

For the past few decades mediation has been optimistically heralded as the “way of the future” in New Zealand’s legal system.  The history of mediation in NZ can be traced back to developments in industrial relations in the late 19th century, but as a self-aware, dynamic, widespread movement its beginnings are much more recent.  Led … More Seminar: ‘Towards a History of Mediation in New Zealand’, Dr Grant Morris

Seminar: ‘Peace, Christianity and Public History in New Zealand’

The History Programme invite you to a seminar by Dr Geoff Troughton, Victoria University: Peace, Christianity and Public History in New Zealand: Despite New Zealand’s cherished reputation for relative peacefulness, critical examination of the nation’s histories of peacemaking and opposition to war remains relatively thin. This seminar reflects upon my Marsden-funded research, focusing especially on … More Seminar: ‘Peace, Christianity and Public History in New Zealand’