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  • 03
    03.April.Wednesday

    12:10 -13:00
    2019-04-03
    National Library of New Zealand
    70 Molesworth St, Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

    Speaker: Caren Wilton

    Title: Ordinary, extraordinary: recording the stories of sex workers

    Author Caren Wilton discusses using oral history – ‘history from below’ – to document what can seem to be a secret or hidden world, and telling stories that are both extraordinary and ordinary. Her book My body, my Business, based on these interviews, was published in 2018

    Date: Wednesday 3 April 2019
    Time: 12:10 to 1:00pm
    Cost: Free. Booking is not required
    Venue: Programme Rooms, Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon
    City: WELLINGTON
    Contact Details: ATLOutreach@dia.govt.n

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    Caren Wilton’s book My body, my business: New Zealand sex workers in an era of change (Otago University Press, 2018) is a collection of intimate portraits of New Zealand sex workers, based on her series of oral-history interviews carried out over a nine-year period. Here she discusses using oral history – ‘history from below’ – to document what can seem to be a secret or hidden world, and telling stories that are both extraordinary and ordinary.The book is illustrated with photographs taken by Madeleine Slavick, commissioned especially for this publication.
    ‘One thing I’d like to see is the recognition of sex workers as ordinary, sometimes rather extraordinary, people.’

    Dame Catherine Healy: national coordinator, New Zealand Prostitutes’ Collective

    Public History Talks
    The Public History Talks are hosted by the Ministry for Culture & Heritage History Group at the National Library of New Zealand.
    They are usually held on the first Wednesday of the month March to November.
    Talks in this series are recorded and will be available online

    Speaker biography:
    Caren Wilton is an oral historian, writer and editor, and was the recipient of three New Zealand Oral History Awards for her series of interviews with sex workers. An editor at Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand for almost nine years, she is also a freelance book editor. She was the coordinator of an oral history project focusing on Upper Hutt in the 1960s for Upper Hutt City Library in 2015–16, and is the author of short-fiction collection The Heart Sutra (Otago University Press, 2003).

    Cover of My body, my business: New Zealand sex workers in an era of change by Caren Wilton, photographs by Madeleine Slavick (Otago University Press, 2018)

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  • 13
    13.April.Saturday

    All day
    2019-04-13-2019-04-14

    AFTER THE WAR – WHAT’S NEXT?
    To mark 25 years since the establishment of the Professional Historians’ Association of New Zealand/Aotearoa (PHANZA), the association invites papers for a conference exploring the current and future state of public history in New Zealand.

    Following four years of war commemorations and the many research and work opportunities the centenary provided, where does history go next? What research opportunities await public historians and what challenges will present themselves? The conference will be an opportunity to investigate the future of public history in New Zealand.

    Dates: 13–14 April 2019

    Location: Massey University, Wellington

    Further information about the conference theme and how to submit a paper for consideration can be found here.

    Registrations will commence in February 2019.

  • 15
    15.April.Monday

    All day
    2019-04-15

    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.

  • 26
    26.April.Friday

    All day
    2019-04-26-2019-04-27

    Texas Oral History Association

    Call for Papers

    Eighth Annual Conference, April 26-27, 2019
    St. Edward’s University | Austin, Texas

    The Texas Oral History Association (TOHA), founded in 1983, promotes the use and good practices of oral history research through a variety of programs and publications, including the journal Sound Historian. Comprised of individuals representing diverse interests and disciplines, the professional organization will host its seventh annual conference on April 26-27th, 2019, on the campus of St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas.

    St. Edward’s University is a private, liberal arts institution that has been in existence since 1885. This meeting is generously sponsored by their Journalism & Digital Media program and the Department of History.

    Scholars, educators, students, history enthusiasts, folklorists, family historians, and others are encouraged to submit proposals for papers or sessions to be considered for the program. Topics should include clear evidence of oral history research or provide new insights on the methodology.

    Both complete session and individual paper proposals are welcome. Individual presentations must not exceed twenty minutes, and the session format will include opening remarks by a chair, followed by three papers, or by two papers and concluding remarks from a commentator. Proposals should include the names, affiliations, and contact information of participants, the titles of sessions and papers, and a brief description of the topics to be covered. Please submit your proposals via email by January 31st, 2019.

    Direct all submittals and inquiries to our offices at toha@baylor.edu . Thank you and we look forward to your submissions!