Seminar: Adrian Muckle, ‘Becoming Kanak: the life of Louis (“Loulou”) Henriot / Napoarea’

The Stage 2 Report on the National Freshwater and Geothermal Resources Claims – Pre-publication Version This seminar introduces a part of a collaborative project with Benoît Trépied (CNRS, IRIS, Paris), examining the history of a “mixed-race” family in New Caledonia over three generations from the 1890s to the 1970s. My focus is a member of … More Seminar: Adrian Muckle, ‘Becoming Kanak: the life of Louis (“Loulou”) Henriot / Napoarea’

Seminar: Dr Meredith Lake, ‘Race and the Bible Down Under’

29 Aug 2019 5:30 pm to 29 Aug 2019 6:30 pm Victoria University Wellington, Rutherford House RH105 The Bible is read many ways by many people. In this lecture, Dr Meredith Lake explores the cultural significance of the Bible in Australia and New Zealand. The Bible arrived down under at a time when Europeans were … More Seminar: Dr Meredith Lake, ‘Race and the Bible Down Under’

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’