15 April, Auckland History Initiative Symposium, The University of Auckland and Auckland Museum

Auckland History Initiative Symposium, 15 April 2019, The University of Auckland and Auckland Museum

The Auckland History Initiative (AHI) is pleased to announce its first symposium to be held at the Waipapa Marae, the University of Auckland, 15 April 2019, from 9am to 4pm with an evening lecture and function at the Auckland Museum.

Speakers at the symposium will include Professor Grace Karskens (University of New South Wales), Emeritus Professor Russell Stone, Professor Raewyn Dalziel, Professor Charlotte Macdonald, Dr Ben Schrader, and Dr Hazel Petrie.

The event will also feature the work of some University of Auckland Summer Scholars on aspects of Auckland history, an update on Auckland Museum’s proposed Tamaki Galleries, and a panel discussion on urban history from different disciplinary perspectives to take the AHI forward.

The Auckland Museum is hosting the first AHI Annual Lecture, to be presented by Professor David Williams and Margaret Kawharu.

Find out more about this event on website https://ahi.blogs.auckland.ac.nz/landing/, and register for this free event through Eventbrite.

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