2021 AHI Annual Symposium and Lecture

 

We’re back! And pleased to announce our Annual Symposium to be held at the Waipapa Marae, the University of Auckland, 12 April 2021, followed by the evening lecture and function at Old Government House.

Symposium

The symposium will include a keynote address by Dr Lucy Mackintosh and Pania Newton (Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland Museum), 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.

Monday 12 April, 2021

10am-4pm NZST

Waipapa Marae, Faculty of Arts, 16 Wynard Street, Auckland, 1010

Lecture

The second AHI Lecture, to be presented by Associate Professor of Pacific Studies and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Pacific), Damon Salesa, will follow the Symposium.

“Pacific Auckland: a History”

One of Auckland’s defining dimensions is its Pacific history—its connections with the Pacific, and the history that has been constructed here by (and for) Pacific peoples. Much of this history is little known, underappreciated or actively marginalized, and this lecture will seek to lay out the major contours of Auckland’s Pacific histories.

Monday 12 April, 2021

6-7.30pm NZST

Old Government House Lecture Theatre and Members Lounge, 24 Princes Street, Auckland Central, Auckland, 1010

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?...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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