New Zealand History Federation Inc Conference and AGM 16th March – 18th March 2018

2018-03-16 - 2018-03-18 All day

Hosted by Grahamstown Museums and Thames Heritage Network
C/- N.Z. History Federation, Secretary, 5 Elmira Avenue, Chartwell, HAMILTON 3210
Neil Curgenven 0272441348, historyfederation@gmail.com

Conference Fees
Compulsory Registration $60.00 pp
The Registration Fee includes hosting koha, venues and administration expenses

Optional activities: Tick what you be attending for numbers & Koha purposes $value extras
6.00 – 9.00 Friday night Lectures at Thames School of Mines ………………
7.30 Friday alternative Irish Ceilidh – Irish Jigs at St James Church $20.00 .………
9.30 Saturday AGM at School Room Thames School of Mines ………………
11.00 Saturday Opening of the A and G Price Story at the Thames Museum ………………
Lunch options are a plenty as there is a market in the street from 9.00am
You are encouraged to stroll amongst it at your own speed
1.00 pm Saturday Presentation at The Treasury ………………….
2.00 pm Saturday An informative guided walk along historic Shortland Street
Commencing at the Thames Wharf ………………….
6.00 pm Saturday Miners Dinner at Bella Pumphouse hosted by Rotary $45.00 pp….
Dinner with mid course entertainment and social, cash bar
As this is themed you are encouraged to come in suitable period dress
9.00am Sunday Assemble at Gold Experience for an experience of your life $15.00 …… Total amount enclosed (including extras if ticked) $ ……………….

Please make cheque payable to N.Z. History Federation Inc., and post to
Secretary, 5 Elmira Avenue, Chartwell, HAMILTON 3210.

Alternatively, payment can be made via our bank account:
New Zealand History Federation
BNZ 02 0959 0041718 00
Please advise date and amount of payment made when returning this registration form by email.

Cancellations must be notified to Neil Curgenven, Secretary, N.Z. History Federation. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after 12 March, including “no shows” at the conference, unless there are exceptional circumstances (at the discretion of the organising committee). Substitute attendees will be accepted at any time.

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    Read the flyer

    The Winter School in Advanced Oral History is designed for members of the public and postgraduate students who are thinking about or starting a research project that includes oral history interviews. The course will benefit those with previous oral history or qualitative interview experience who wish to extend and deepen their knowledge of the field, and those interested in recording, understanding and contextualising family memories.

    You will examine different approaches to oral history including those based upon Mātauranga Māori/Kaupapa Māori and learn the steps required to construct a methodologically robust, ethical oral history research proposal. As you progress, you will discuss how to frame the research goals, find the interview cohort, choose an interview format, and contextualise your material.

    By the end of the course you will have learned about different research methods and formulated a draft oral history research proposal. There will also be the opportunity to discuss possible forms of publication.

    A limited number of Māori, Pasifika and financial hardship scholarships are available – see the application form for details on how to apply.

    Scholarship applications close Monday 15 July
    Notification of decision Monday 29 July

    Course Objectives:

    • Formulate an oral history research proposal

    • Learn about different research methods and modes of analysis

    • Be introduced to Mātauranga Māori/Kaupapa Māori approaches to oral history

    • Consider the relationship between memory and history

    Recommended Reading List:

    • Robert Perks and Alistair Thomson, eds, The Oral History Reader, 2nd ed (Routledge, 2006).

    • Anna Green and Megan Hutching, eds, Remembering: Writing Oral History (Auckland University Press, 2004).

    Course Outline:

    DAY ONE

    1. Introduction: What do we know about memory/remembering?

    2. What is oral history? Approaches and debates

    3. Mātauranga Māori/Kaupapa Māori approaches to oral history

    4. Framing the purpose and goals of your oral history project

    5. Who do I want to interview and how do I find them?

    6. Workshop exercise: drafting part one of proposal

    DAY TWO

    7. The recorded interview and interview questions

    8. Ethics: agreement and consent

    9. Analysis: social and cultural historical context

    10. Analysis: narrative form

    11. The relationship between memory and history

    12. Workshop exercise: finalizing your oral history project proposal

    Facilitators:

    The course will be collaboratively taught by Associate Professor Anna Green, Stout Research Centre; Dr Arini Loader History programme, Victoria University of Wellington; and public historian Megan Hutching.

    A nna Green

    Associate Professor Anna Green is a member of the Stout Research Centre in New Zealand Studies at Victoria University of Wellington. Oral history and the relationship between memory and history have been at the centre of her research and publications, with a focus upon working lives and communities, environmental disaster, and the family. Her current Marsden researc​_h project on Pākehā intergenerational family memory is entitled ‘The Missing Link’.

    Arini Loader

    Dr Arini Loader is a lecturer in the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations at Victoria University of Wellington. She specialises in the history of Aotearoa New Zealand. Her current research projects include a collaborative project with Dr Michael Ross on a collection of waiata (song) texts written by Māori taken prisoner following the battle of Rangiriri in the New Zealand Wars.

    Megan Hutching

    Megan Hutching is a freelance historian and oral historian with over 25 years’ experience in these fields. Her recent oral history work includes commissioned oral history projects for the New Zealand Association of Women Judges, and Engineering NZ, as well as a number of life history interviews for families. Personal oral history projects include the Auckland harbour bridge, and the domestic lives of New Zealand women in the mid-twentieth century.

One Comment on “New Zealand History Federation Inc Conference and AGM 16th March – 18th March 2018”

  1. Kia ora,

    I would have loved to have participated in sharing my stories as a newbee in Oral Historian Researcher. Though the deadline of abstract is 29 June 2018. I will however participate and register for the conference.
    Should there be a need for an extra in sharing one’s story, i will be keen to submit my abstract.
    I just recemtly, learnt about this upcoming conference from Mrs Lynette Shum at Alexander Turnbull National Library.

    Nga mihi,
    Elisapeci Samanunu Waqanivala

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