Prof. Tom Brooking and Dr. Jane McCabe will present at the next CRoCC research seminar on Friday 26 May on aspects of New Zealand’s rural history.
In early June, Tom and Jane will present at the annual meeting of the Agricultural History Society on the theme “Who is a farmer? Regional identity and rural culture”.
They will present their papers at Friday’s seminar in preparation for the Agricultural History Society Conference. They are very keen to get feedback on their presentations.
Their talks will take place in the Hocken Seminar Room on Friday May 26th starting at 3.30. Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided, and all are invited to come for social drinks at Emerson’s afterwards.
All are welcome!
A Draft Programme for the forthcoming Film in the Colony Symposium is now available. Registration details as well as a registration portal will be provided soon.
Visiting scholar, Professor Sarah Carter (University of Alberta), is giving a research talk to the Department of History at Art History at the University of Otago on Wednesday May 10th in Burns 5, starting at 3.30. Sarah’s talk is: “From Auckland to the Motherland: Journalist and Imperial Enthusiast Jessie Weston/C. de Thierry”. All are welcome.
On Sunday May 7th, Professor Sarah Carter (University of Alberta) is giving a free public talk on Women, Agriculture and the Contest for Land on the Canadian Prairies at Toitū starting at 2pm. All are welcome!
This semester the Centre is hosting two research seminars. Prof. Sarah Carter (University of Alberta) and Associate Prof. Angela Wanhalla (University of Otago) will give the inaugural seminar for this year’s series on Friday 28th April. They will speak about their collaborative project relating to the life of Wiremu Colenso. The talk will take place at the Hocken Seminar Room and starts at 3.30. All are welcome!
Visiting scholar and William Evans Fellow, Professor Sarah Carter (University of Alberta) is giving a research seminar on 1960s agricultural policy on First Nations reserves on Wednesday 26th April starting at 2.30. Professor Carter’s talk is hosted by Te Tumu: School of Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies at the University of Otago and will take place in Te Tumu’s ground floor performance space. All are welcome!
The Centre for Research on Colonial Culture is pleased to learn that Professor Sarah Carter’s (University of Alberta) most recent book, Imperial Plots: Women, Land, and the Spadework of British Colonialism on the Canadian Prairies (University of Manitoba Press, 2016), has been shortlisted for the Sir John A. MacDonald Prize, which is awarded annually by the Canadian Historical Association to the “non-fiction work of Canadian history judged to have made the most significant contribution to an understanding of the Canadian past.” Also on the list is another good friend of the Centre, Adele Perry (University of Manitoba), who is nominated for Colonial Relations: The Douglas-Connolly Family and the Nineteenth-Century Imperial World (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015). Congratulations to Sarah and Adele!
Those interested in the entwined histories of gender, race and colonialism will be able to hear Professor Carter speak on these topics when she visits the University of Otago from 24 April to 14 May as a William Evans Fellow. While in Dunedin she will give a number of research talks, as well as a public lecture at Toitū Otago Settlers Museum on Sunday, May 7th. We’ll post details of these presentations very soon.
If you happen to be in Wellington on April 7, do consider attending a public lecture on feminist oral history being presented by Lynn Abrams, one of the leading scholars in the field. Professor of Modern History at the University of Glasgow, Lynn has published widely on oral history, notably her important book, Oral history Theory. In her public lecture she will draw upon oral histories conducted with British women who came of age in the immediate post-war decades to explore the influence and meaning of feminism in life narratives. Click on ‘This isn’t very feminist at all…’ Talking about feminism with post-war British women for details.
A symposium on “Individualism versus Collectivism in New Zealand and the British Empire: Individual Rights and Biopolitics” is being held at Victoria University of Wellington on Saturday 8 April (click on the Programme for further details). It features talks from leading New Zealand historians, including two from the Centre for Research on Colonial Culture: Barbara Brookes and Jane McCabe. Even better, the symposium is free! If you are interested in attending please contact Professor Charlotte Macdonald (email@example.com) to register.
If you want to present at the Centre’s Filim in the Colony Symposium (co-hosted with Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision), then you have until the end of the week to submit your abstract. Details of how to submit are provided below. Make sure you don’t miss out on what promises to be an exciting interdisciplinary event.