Keynote Events

He maumaharatanga | Farewelling Tracey Banivanua Mar, 1974-2017

Maringi noa ngā roimata, ka hotu te whatumanawa, ka apakura ngā mahara mōu kua wehe nei, e te wahine māia, e te waha whakakupu o ngā kōrero o ngai tātou ngā iwi taketake. Waiho mā te tautitotito o ngā ngā reo rōreka o ēnei motu koe e kawe ki runga i ngā ngaru o Te Moananui-ā-Kiwa, whakaparo ai, ā whakarewangia ki te wāhi ngaro, ki ngā huinga nohoanga o te iwi kua moe.

Tears flow freely, our hearts quiver, and our memories lament your passing, courageous one, one who gave voice to our stories. Let the birdsong of our people, retelling our stories, composing anew, hold your spirit aloft above the waves of the Pacific, before finally gathering you to your ancestors.

Nei rā te kōrero, mā hea e ea atu ai a aitua tua atu i a roimata me hupe, me te aroha noa hei whakakī i ngā wāhi kau. Whoatu. Haere i runga i te rangimārie; moe mai, moe mai, okioki mārie mai.

As it is said, how can the death of a loved one be faced other than with grief at the loss, and love to fill the empty spaces. Go to the place where we one day will follow. Go in peace; rest, rest, rest in peace.

It is with great sadness that we acknowledge and farewell colleague, friend and respected scholar Associate Professor Tracey Banivanua Mar, who was to join us at Histories Meet. E kore e mutu ngā mihi ki a ia.

Keynote Speakers

The hosts of Tāmaki Herenga Waka are delighted to put together a programme of keynote events that will join and enhance this gathering of leading historians, as we share, listen and learn from the latest research into New Zealand history. Bringing together some of the brightest minds and best communicators, Tāmaki Herenga Waka will celebrate New Zealand history as a meeting place of people, of culture and of ideas from throughout New Zealand and across the world. Further details will follow.

Talking Histories with James Belich

Historian James Belich shines as one of the most formidable of New Zealand’s intellectual exports. He returns especially for Tāmaki Herenga Waka: Where Histories Meet and spends an evening in conversation at the Auckland Museum on his experiences with history at Oxford University and his reflections on where New Zealand history is at in 2017.

Professor James Belich | An Evening in Conversation at the Auckland Museum | Tue 28 Nov

Featuring Māori History

Leading Māori historian Monty Soutar (Ngāti Porou) will challenge those gathered to acknowledge the centrality of Māori history in this land when he presents the Wiremu Maihi Te Rangikaheke Memorial Lecture (est. 2011). Dr Soutar is a member of the Waitangi Tribunal and is presently the Senior Māori Historian at Manatū Taonga, Ministry for Culture and Heritage. The conference will also be reflecting on the upcoming national Land Wars commemorations.

Dr Monty Soutar | The Wiremu Maihi Te Rangikaheke Memorial Lecture | Wed 29 Nov

Celebrating Fifty Years of Telling History

The New Zealand Journal of History, the ground-breaking creation of Keith Sinclair and his colleagues in the University of Auckland’s History Department, was established in 1967. Since then it has been the place of provocative debates, of creative storytelling and of insightful analysis. It remains the premier journal for academic writing on New Zealand history. Join our panel of Journal luminaries as they discuss not only its colourful past but also its exciting and problematic future.

Keynote Panel of Invited Speakers | 50 Years of the New Zealand Journal of History | Wed 29 Nov

Leading Historians Speak

Dame Claudia Orange will join long line of noted New Zealand historians to deliver the prestigious J C Beaglehole Lecture, established in 1973.  Beaglehole Lecture | Thursday 30 November

Native Canadian scholar Professor Mary Jane McCallum (Lunaape, Munsee Delaware nation) will join us from the University of Winnipeg. Mary Jane McCallum | Friday 1 December

Books! Awards!

During the conference, NZHA will award prizes for the best New Zealand history book, best first book and best New Zealand history article.

NZHA History Awards | Thursday 30 November, at the conference dinner


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