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

2021 AHI Annual Symposium and Lecture

On 12 April 2021, the AHI hosted its second inaugural Symposium at the Waipapa Marae, the University of Auckland. The day included a keynote address from Pania Newton (Ngati Maniapoto, Te Rarawa, Ngapuhi, Waikato) and Dr Lucy Mackintosh (Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland Museum) and panel discussions showcasing recent scholarship on the history of Auckland and a community hui led by Margaret Tennant, Honorary Research Professor at Massey University, exploring the writing of local history. The panels will feature the work of scholars from the School of Architecture and Doctoral and Summer Research Scholars at the University of Auckland.

Please view the programme here: 2021 AHI Symposium Programme

Ngā mihi to all that attended and were involved in the discussions around Auckland’s past. Below is a collection of highlights from the day.

2019 AHI Annual Symposium

On 15 April 2019, the AHI hosted its inaugural Symposium at the Waipapa Marae, the University of Auckland. The day included a keynote address from Professor Grace Karskens of the University of New South Wales, presentations from leading Auckland historians and a series of panels in the afternoon that featured the 2019 Summer Research Scholars. View the 2019 AHI Symposium Programme.

Ngā mihi to all that attended and were involved in the discussions around Auckland’s past. Below is a collection of highlights from the day.

Grace Karskens

Grace Karskens

Going Public: Historians, Public History and the Power of Place Abstract What is the role of historians in public history? Are they revered experts and instigators? Equal collaborators? Or do they just provide the ‘colourful’ stories in public history projects?...

Ben Schrader

Ben Schrader

Government House: The first ‘Auckland’ building? Ben Schrader The Maoriland period (1890-1910s) was the genesis of New Zealand cultural nationalism. Recent research on Maoriland cultural production and consumption – in literature and the wider arts – has shown how...

Charlotte Macdonald

Charlotte Macdonald

Glitter and Gore: Auckland’s origins as a garrison town Charlotte Macdonald Amongst the first and most consistent European presence in colonial Auckland were redcoat soldiers of British regiments sent as part of the Governor’s retinue; as a fighting force in the...

Hazel Petrie

Hazel Petrie

Black Fellows and White Chinamen: Chinese, Indian, Lebanese, & Dalmatians arrive in Auckland, c1890-1920s Hazel Petrie Abstract New Zealand’s earliest non-Polynesian immigrants were largely British.  From 1840, their numbers grew exponentially until, by about...