New Zealand History Research Trust – applications open

The New Zealand History Research Trust Fund offers financial assistance to people carrying out projects that will significantly enhance the understanding of New Zealand’s past. The funding can be used for a variety of purposes: to enable historians to work full-time on a project; to pay for research and writing costs; and to pay for … More New Zealand History Research Trust – applications open

Call for Papers: International Oral History Association Conference (Singapore, 2020)

The XXI IOHA Conference: Harmony and Disharmony: Bringing Together Many Voices Singapore, 22–26 Jun 2020 CALL FOR PAPERS AND WORKSHOP PROPOSALS The International Oral History Association (IOHA) is pleased to announce the call for papers and workshop proposals for the next conference to be held in Singapore from 22 to 26 June 2020. The conference … More Call for Papers: International Oral History Association Conference (Singapore, 2020)

Friends of the Hocken Collections Award 2020

In 2016, to mark the occasion of its 25th anniversary, the Friends of the Hocken Collections offered an award of NZ$10,000 to support a research project on some aspect of the historical development of culture and society in Aotearoa/New Zealand, primarily using the resources of the Hocken Collections.  Joint winners of the anniversary Award (for … More Friends of the Hocken Collections Award 2020

Seminar: Miranda Johnson, ‘Indigenizing Self-Determination at the United Nations: Reparative Progress in the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples’

When the United Nations General Assembly passed the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on 13 September 2007, it introduced into the international legal lexicon a new dimension to the concept of self-determination. The declaration emphasizes indigenous peoples’ distinctive rights to land, culture, language, and collective identity, as well as their equal rights of … More Seminar: Miranda Johnson, ‘Indigenizing Self-Determination at the United Nations: Reparative Progress in the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples’

Seminar: Professor Sekhar Bandyopadhyay, ‘Everyday violence and post-Partition Dalit peasant migration in Bengal, 1950-57’

In Bengal the Dalits (or former untouchables) still remain almost completely invisible in the narratives of pre-Partition violence that broke out in 1946 and post-Partition migration and rehabilitation that took place in 1947-48. This happened because Dalit organisations in East Bengal remained in alliance with the Muslim League and they did not immediately migrate in … More Seminar: Professor Sekhar Bandyopadhyay, ‘Everyday violence and post-Partition Dalit peasant migration in Bengal, 1950-57’

Seminar: Jonathan West, ‘An Environmental History of New Zealand’s Lakes: Reflections on a Work in Progress’

I am writing a monograph titled Mirrors on the Land that aims to trace, in word and image, people’s relationships with New Zealand’s lakes from Māori settlement to the present. In this seminar I set out the scope and aims of my work, explain why I think it matters, and describe my progress. I discuss … More Seminar: Jonathan West, ‘An Environmental History of New Zealand’s Lakes: Reflections on a Work in Progress’

Seminar: Boyd Cothran and Adrian Shubert, ‘Vessel of Globalization: The Many Worlds of the Edwin Fox, 1853-1905’

The merchant vessel Edwin Fox wasexceptional for being unexceptional. It was old fashioned even before its keel was laid down in Thomas Reeves’s shipyards near Calcutta in 1853. It was neither large nor fast, and had none of the prestige of the great tea and opium clippers that captured the public imagination in the mid-nineteenth … More Seminar: Boyd Cothran and Adrian Shubert, ‘Vessel of Globalization: The Many Worlds of the Edwin Fox, 1853-1905’