Seminar: ‘Leaving their Lordships – Changing New Zealand’s final Appellate Court’, Patrick McCabe

In 1900, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council was the final court of appeal for one-quarter of the world’s people.  It was a key institution of the British Empire.  Despite the major exodus from the Judicial Committee’s jurisdiction in the two decades following the Second World War, New Zealand’s commitment remained steadfast. In 1983, … More Seminar: ‘Leaving their Lordships – Changing New Zealand’s final Appellate Court’, Patrick McCabe

Seminar: ‘Towards a History of Mediation in New Zealand’, Dr Grant Morris

For the past few decades mediation has been optimistically heralded as the “way of the future” in New Zealand’s legal system.  The history of mediation in NZ can be traced back to developments in industrial relations in the late 19th century, but as a self-aware, dynamic, widespread movement its beginnings are much more recent.  Led … More Seminar: ‘Towards a History of Mediation in New Zealand’, Dr Grant Morris

Seminar: ‘Peace, Christianity and Public History in New Zealand’

The History Programme invite you to a seminar by Dr Geoff Troughton, Victoria University: Peace, Christianity and Public History in New Zealand: Despite New Zealand’s cherished reputation for relative peacefulness, critical examination of the nation’s histories of peacemaking and opposition to war remains relatively thin. This seminar reflects upon my Marsden-funded research, focusing especially on … More Seminar: ‘Peace, Christianity and Public History in New Zealand’

Upcoming Royal Society Te Aparangi National Lecture Series

The Royal Society Te Apārangi has two upcoming National lecture series that may be of some interest to NZHA members:   Ornamental to detrimental: The invasion of New Zealand by non-native plants Palmerston North | Palmerston North Central Library, Events Central – register for Palmerston North 7:30pm Wednesday 9 May Napier | EIT, Lecture Theatre … More Upcoming Royal Society Te Aparangi National Lecture Series

Conference: Reflections on the commemoration of World War One – Registration now open

Registration for the Canterbury 100 conference ‘Reflections on the commemoration of World War One’, to be held on the 22nd and 23rd of November at Tūranga (Central Library) Christchurch, is now open. Please see the conference website for more details: http://www.canterbury100.org.nz/conference-reflections-commemoration-world-war-one  

History Compass: Australasia and the Pacific Section Editors – Call for Expressions of Interest

In the coming months the current History Compass section editors for Australasia and the Pacific, Professor Kate Darian-Smith, Professor Katie Pickles and Professor Paul Turnbull will be stepping down as editors and moving to the editorial board. They seek expressions of interest from those interested in serving as a new section editor for this journal. … More History Compass: Australasia and the Pacific Section Editors – Call for Expressions of Interest