2022 AHI Symposium and Annual Lecture


Kia ora tatou,

We warmly invite you to join us for the AHI Symposium and Annual Lecture for 2022.

This year the Symposium will be a platform to celebrate the work of our students and the exciting topics they chose to examine for their 2021-22 Summer Scholarships. In a series of four couplet panels, an AHI student will partner with a senior historian to explore the diverse stories of Tāmaki Makaurau. These include reimaging our green spaces, the relationship of iconic buildings with our communities, social movements and gender, and the dynamic experiences of historic Māori through a case study of Ngāti Te Ata Waiōhua.

Afternoon tea will be served in Old Government House between 4.30-5.30pm.


The 2022 Annual Lecture will be given by Professor Michael Belgrave. His talk is titled:

“Disputing Tamaki: Turning whakapapa into History – Chief Judge Fenton’s inquiries into the Ōrakei Block, 1867 to 1869”

Professor Michael Belgrave is an historian and foundation member of Massey University’s Albany campus. He was research manager of the Waitangi Tribunal and has continued to work on Treaty of Waitangi research and settlements. More recently he’s been involved in negotiating the historical aspects of treaty settlements with iwi. He has published widely on treaty and Māori history.

Thursday, 17 November

2 – 7 pm

Old Government House Lecture Theatre

Waipapa Taumata Rau, The University of Auckland

Registration required