Seminar: Eva Bischoff, ‘Facing the Uncanny: Masculinity and Race in Postcolonial Germany’

In 2015, Germany welcomed about one million refugees. In the months following this act of humanitarian outreach, a fierce debate arose, sparked by a set of violent incidents on New Year’s Eve 2015/16. Media reports repeated already established stereotypes about Muslim men and their disregard for women and women’s rights, branding them sexual offenders. German … More Seminar: Eva Bischoff, ‘Facing the Uncanny: Masculinity and Race in Postcolonial Germany’

Seminar: Martin Nekola, ‘Czechoslovak Cold War Refugees in New Zealand’

The exile after the Communist coup in 1948 in Czechoslovakia and the fate of Czechs and Slovaks abroad, who sought the return of freedom and democracy to their homeland are an integral part of Czech modern history. However, this phenomenon is still neglected and the general public has only fragmentary information about it.  Researchers are … More Seminar: Martin Nekola, ‘Czechoslovak Cold War Refugees in New Zealand’

Peter Wells, 1950-2019

Peter Wells’ death on 18 February 2019 brings to an end a life of remarkable creativity, courage and originality. To historians Peter may be best known for his two recent books: The Hungry Heart (2012), a study of the life of William Colenso, and Journey to a Hanging (2014) a study of Rev Volkner and … More Peter Wells, 1950-2019

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

A reminder that the closing date for the call for papers for our biennial conference is 31 March 2019. We welcome proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, buzz sessions and other forms of presentation. We particularly encourage proposals from post-graduate students, early career academics, teachers and those working with and for heritage institutions and collections. Dr … More NZHA Conference: Kanohi ki te Kanohi: Histories for our Time

Waitangi Tribunal careers: Senior Researcher/Analyst

The Waitangi Tribunal, based in Wellington, is currently advertising a Senior Researcher/Analyst role in the Research Services team. Applications are encouraged from those with broad and in-depth professional and intellectual knowledge of research methodology and a proven track record of delivering complex research assignments. Strong analytical skills and knowledge of, and expertise in, New Zealand … More Waitangi Tribunal careers: Senior Researcher/Analyst