Call for Papers: ‘Encounters and Exchanges: Exploring the History of Science, Technology and Mātauranga (Indigenous Knowledge)’

The University of Otago and the Tōtaranui 250 Trust announce a conference to take place in Blenheim, New Zealand from 1-3 December 2019 that will explore the global history of science, technology, medicine, and mātauranga (indigenous knowledge). The conference will be part of a sequence of national events in New Zealand titled Tuia – Encounters … More Call for Papers: ‘Encounters and Exchanges: Exploring the History of Science, Technology and Mātauranga (Indigenous Knowledge)’

Seminar: Greg Ryan and Geoff Watson, ‘Continuity and Change: Sport and the New Zealanders c. 1840 to the present’

Sport, Richard Holt suggested, generates a series of ‘stories we tell ourselves about ourselves’. Sport occupies a prominent place in New Zealand life. Sporting occasions feature prominently in the collective memory of New Zealanders and have been strongly linked to a still evolving national identity. Historically, sport has been presented as a positive force in … More Seminar: Greg Ryan and Geoff Watson, ‘Continuity and Change: Sport and the New Zealanders c. 1840 to the present’

Seminar: Charlotte Macdonald, ‘Shopping for War: a historian stalks her prey in Victoria’s London’

In this historical excursion around London of 1863 (and 2018) we will be following Spencer P. T. Nicholls as he makes preparations to embark for the war in New Zealand as an officer with the 43rd regiment. What do his purchases tell us of the Victorian global supply chain, the multiple spaces of imperial warfare, of coercive sociability … More Seminar: Charlotte Macdonald, ‘Shopping for War: a historian stalks her prey in Victoria’s London’

Call for Papers: Dragon Tails 2019 – Translation and Transformation

The call for papers for Dragon Tails 2019 – the 6th Australasian conference on Chinese diaspora history and heritage (20-23 November 2019) – is now open. The Dragon Tails Association is now accepting submissions for its biennial conference, which will be hosted by Wai-Te-Ata Press at the Victoria Unversity of Wellington. Proposals are due by Friday 10 May … More Call for Papers: Dragon Tails 2019 – Translation and Transformation

Martyn Brown, ‘Politics of Forgetting: New Zealand, Greece and Britain at War’

Queensland-based historian, Martyn Brown, has published a work on New Zealand and the Greek campaign of World War Two: Politics of Forgetting: New Zealand, Greece and Britain at War. Details can be found at p. 3 of this online newsletter: http://scholarly.info/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/newsletter_mar-apr-2019_v3-1.pdf