Conferences and Announcements

'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.

 

Stout Centre (Wellington) - Jane Bowron: The Complexities of Communication within a Community in the Aftermath of a Major Disaster

‘Shaky Ground’ – Christchurch and its Aftermath Seminar Series

Jane Bowron

Journalist

The Complexities of Communication within a Community in the Aftermath of a Major Disaster

 

Jane Bowron will talk about her experience of the Christchurch earthquakes.

 

ATL Outreach (Wellington) - Author's Voice | Unravelling the Lives of 19th Century Chiefs: Writing 28 Biographies of Chiefly Whanau of Ngati Tama and Te Atiawa ki Te Tau Ihu

You are invited to Author's Voice, an occasional series of talks by creative people who have used the Alexander Turnbull Library for their research.

Unravelling the Lives of 19th Century Chiefs: Writing 28 Biographies of Chiefly Whanau of Ngati Tama and Te Atiawa ki Te Tau Ihu

 

This presentation by Hilary and John Mitchell, authors of the award-winning series Te Tau Ihu O Te Waka, A History of Maori in Nelson and Marlborough, will focus on the recently published fourth volume of their acclaimed series.

Karori Cemetery Anzac Day Talks (Wellington)

There will be free public presentations about memorials at Karori Cemetery, Services Section relating to those who served at Gallipoli and encompassing other aspects of World War 1, such as the different Corps in which men served, the men from the Niue and Cook Islands Contingent (named on the Memorial Archway), and those who died in the influenza epidemic in November 1918.

 

Date: Saturday 25 April.

Presentation times: 11.00am, 2.00pm, and 3.30pm.

Where: Karori Cemetery, Karori Road, Wellington.

Latest UNESCO Memory of the World newsletter is available

The latest issue of Nga Mahara, the UNESCO Memory of the World New Zealand newsletter, is available on the website: www.unescomow.org.nz.

Items in the newsletter cover the call for inscriptions to the Memory of the World New Zealand Register, significant milestones for some of the current inscriptions, and how the New Zealand Memory of the World Programme helped preserve documentary heritage from the Cook Islands.

Labour History Project - "Another World is Possible" Essay Competition 2015

"Another World is Possible" Essay Competition 2015

 

For the second time, the Labour History Project is running an essay competition to inspire debate on alternative futures.

 

Friends of the Turnbull Library Public Lecture (Wellington) - Damon Salesa: The First World War and the Pacific

Damon Salesa: The First World War and the Pacific

Friends of the Turnbull Library Public Lecture Programme 2015

Thursday, 30 April – 5.30pm

Tiakiwai Conference Centre – Lower Ground Floor

Free admission – all welcome

 

For enquiries: fotl@paradise.net.nz

See their website for more information: http://www.turnbullfriends.org.nz/whats-on-events/

Auckland Writers Festival, 13-17 May

The 2015 Auckland Writers Festival Programme is now live with plenty of history-related topics! (www.writersfestival.co.nz)

 

Call for articles - Turnbull Library Record

We are now inviting contributions for the 2016 issue of the Turnbull Library Record.

 

The Turnbull Library Record is a peer-reviewed journal in the humanities, published yearly by the Alexander Turnbull Library in association with the Friends of the Turnbull Library.

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