Advance Notice: Joint George Rudé Seminar and the Society for French Historical Studies Conference

‘France and beyond: the Global World of ‘Ngāti Wīwī’.  7-10 July 2020, Auckland.  [Tribe ‘Oui Oui’ was the local name for the French in NZ.]   In July 2020 the first ever Joint George Rudé Seminar and theSociety for French Historical Studies Conference will be held in Auckland hostedby the Universities of Auckland and Massey. Co-presidents Tracy … More Advance Notice: Joint George Rudé Seminar and the Society for French Historical Studies Conference

NZHA Conference: Kanohi ki te Kanohi: Histories for our Time

Kia hiwa rā! Kia hiwa rā! The New Zealand Historical Association invites proposals for papers and presentations at our biennial conference, to be held at Victoria University of Wellington Te Whare Wananga o Te Ūpoko o Te Ika a Māui, from the 27th to the 30th of November, 2019. Meetings, encounters, exchanges, kisses, words, conversations, … More NZHA Conference: Kanohi ki te Kanohi: Histories for our Time

New Zealand Journal of History Call for Papers

The New Zealand Journal of History invites new and emerging scholars as well as established academics and historians to submit articles on any aspect of the history of New Zealand Aotearoa. This includes New Zealand’s relationship with the wider world, and specifically the Asia Pacific region. They particularly encourage topics relating to Māori history. Here … More New Zealand Journal of History Call for Papers

Public Lecture: Professor Alexander Freund, ‘My People’s Crimes: On the Difficulty of Talking About and Acknowledging One’s Nation’s Atrocities’

Postwar West Germans invented a word to describe the difficulty they had with talking about and acknowledging the atrocities they or their parents had committed during the Second World War: Vergangenheitsbewältigung—the attempt to cope with, work through, and overcome a difficult past. This process of Vergangenheitsbewältigung is not unique to Germany; in the wake of … More Public Lecture: Professor Alexander Freund, ‘My People’s Crimes: On the Difficulty of Talking About and Acknowledging One’s Nation’s Atrocities’

Charlotte Macdonald: A report following Suffrage Week 2018

125 Years – 200 Events. Suffrage Week 2018 Wow, what a week! Events up and down the motu have been held to mark the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Aotearoa New Zealand. On Suffrage Day, Wednesday 19 September, 200 events were officially notified. Probably many more took place, including the many schools, worksites, bookclubs, … More Charlotte Macdonald: A report following Suffrage Week 2018

Symposium: ‘The Family as Mnemonic Community’, Victoria University of Wellington

The Family as Mnemonic Community symposium is being held at Victoria University of Wellington on 29th and 30th November 2018, preceded by a public lecture on the evening of Wednesday 28th November. The symposium includes an international and interdisciplinary group of researchers who will share their research on family memory and discuss the following broad … More Symposium: ‘The Family as Mnemonic Community’, Victoria University of Wellington

Ministry of Culture and Heritage: Historian/Senior Historian position vacant

The Ministry of Culture and Heritage is currently is seeking an historian to research and write a major print history of A Company of the 28 Māori Battalion in the Second World War. The book is envisaged as a large-format and richly illustrated work of 80,000–100,000 words, designed to appeal to a general audience. For … More Ministry of Culture and Heritage: Historian/Senior Historian position vacant