Conferences and Announcements

Call for papers - Australia and New Zealand History of Education Society conference

The call for papers for the Australia and New Zealand History of Education Society (ANZHES) annual Conference, Victoria University of Wellington on 4-6 December 2015, is now out and can be found at The theme this year is "Intersecting and Contested Histories of Education" and we would welcome presenters with an interdisciplinary approach.


Email title, abstracts (max 250 words), name and affiliation to by 31 July 2015.

Royal Society - Call for Medals and Awards nominations

A web portal has been set up to receive new nominations for Medals and Awards offered by the Royal Society of New Zealand this year. They are now calling for nominations.

Archives New Zealand Intention to Dispose Notification: Department of Internal Affairs (DIA)

As you are aware, under the Public Records Act 2005, members of the public have the opportunity to comment on recommendations for the disposal of records.


This notification is to advise you of the following Intention to Dispose, which is available on the Archives New Zealand website:


Department of Internal Affairs (DIA)



New Zealand Historical Association conference call for papers - abstracts due 1 July 2015

History Making a Difference

The biennial New Zealand Historical Association conference will be held in Christchurch from Wednesday 2 December until Friday 4 December 2015.

Our theme for 2015 explores how the study, teaching and promotion of history in Aotearoa/New Zealand has the ability to ‘make a difference’.

Confirmed keynote speakers are Professor Kate Darian-Smith (University of Melbourne), Professor Dame Anne Salmond (University of Auckland) and Professor Paul Ward (University of Huddersfield).

Applications open for PapersPast 2015-2016 Collaborative Newspaper Digitisation Programme

Applications are now open for the 2015-2016 Collaborative Newspaper Digitisation Programme.


ATL Oral history workshops (Masterton)

Enrolments are now being accepted for the following workshops, to held at Wairarapa Archive:


Oral history workshops

Masterton, May – June 2015

The Essentials of Oral History Research
This is a two day course. It will be tutored by Hugo Manson, broadcaster and oral historian, and Lynette Shum, Oral History Adviser, Alexander Turnbull Library.

Day One: Introduction to Oral History

Saturday 23 May 2015 8.45am-4.30pm

Register now for PHANZA workshop (Auckland): Working with… Professional Historians accessing and working with information

Working with…

Professional Historians accessing and working with information


The Auckland branch of the Professional Historians Association of New Zealand Aotearoa will be holding a one-day symposium of workshops on how to access and use information historians use in their day-to-day work. Speakers will talk for approximately 45 minutes at each session, leaving 15 minutes for questions and discussion.


Venue: Torpedo Bay Navy Museum, 64 King Edward Parade, Devonport, Auckland

'Finding New Zealand’s Scientific Heritage' Conference (23-24 November 2015) - Proposals for papers, posters and discussion topics

Finding New Zealand’s Scientific Heritage: 23-24 November 2015

2015 is a significant year for New Zealand science history. It is 150 years since James Hector arrived in Wellington to set up many of our national organisations, and also 100 years since Ernest Marsden first arrived in Wellington.


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