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Research

The Centre for Research on Colonial Culture supports an intellectual programme encompassing conferences, symposia, workshops, public lectures, visiting scholars as well as research publications. We have a vibrant and rich research culture built upon collaborative approaches.

Previous events

International Forum on Cross-Cultural Discourse Studies, 25-26 November 2017, Fuzhou University, China. Convened by Tony Ballantyne.

Historians at the Pā II, 16-17 August 2017, Awarua Marae, Bluff. Convened by Michael Stevens.

Film in the Colony Symposium, 13-14 July 2017, Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, Wellington. Convened by Annabel Cooper.

Trapping the Land, Mapping the Land Workshop, 29 June 2017, Hocken Collections. Convened by Jane McCabe.

Archival Files and Knowledge Production Workshop, 30-31 May 2017, Department of History and Art History. Convened by Barbara Brookes.

Caring Histories Workshop, 20-21 February 2017, Hocken Collections. Convened by Barbara Brookes, Jane McCabe and Angela Wanhalla.

Valued Coconuts: Hear Our Voices Symposium, 16-17 January 2017, Hocken Collections. Convened by Judy Bennett.

Book and Place, 28 October 2016, Otago Museum, a Centre for the Book symposium supported by the Humanities Division, Centre for Research on Colonial Culture and Department of English and Linguistics

Making Women Visible: A Conference in Honour of Barbara Brookes, 15-17 February 2016, University of Otago College of Education. Convenors: Angela Wanhalla, Jane McCabe, Jane Adams, Katie Cooper and Sarah Christie

New Zealand Histories of the Sea Workshop, Hocken Collections, 30 November 2015. Convenor: Frances Steel (University of Wollongong)

Indigenous Photographic Histories Symposium, National Library of New Zealand, 5 November 2015. Co-convenors: Angela Wanhalla, Paul Diamond (Alexander Turnbull Library), Jane Lydon (University of Western Australia).

Unpicking the Tapestry: Children and Young People in British Colonial Contexts Symposium, Hocken Collections, 24-25 August 2015. Convenor: Hugh Morrison.

Colonial Families: New Perspectives Symposium, University of Otago Central Library, 20 August 2015. Convenor: Angela Wanhalla

New Zealand Sexual Histories: New Perspectives Workshop, St Margaret's College, 1-2 July 2015. Convenors: Angela Wanhalla and Chris Brickell.

Eugenics in British Colonial Contexts Symposium, in conjunction with the Allan Wilson Centre, St Margaret's College, 7-8 February 2015. Convenors: John Stenhouse, Hamish Spencer and Diane Paul.

Placing the Personal Essay Colloquium, with the W.H. Oliver Humanities Research Academy (Massey) and the Stout Centre (VUW), Wellington, 2-3 December 2014. Convenors: Cherie Lacey and Ingrid Horrocks

Kalimpong Kids Reunion, St Margaret's College, 28 November 2014. Convenor: Jane McCabe.

Migrant Cross-Cultural Encounters Conference, co-convened with Asian Migrations, Centre for Irish & Scottish Studies, & Comparative Cross-Cultural Studies (Otago), Dunedin, 24-26 November 2014. Convenors: Angela Wanhalla, Angela McCarthy and Jacqui Leckie

Rethinking Native Spaces: Indigenous Mobilities Across and Beyond the Antipodes, with Monash Indigenous Centre (Melbourne), Ōtākou Marae, 20-21 November 2014. Convenors: Michael Stevens and Rachel Standfield (Monash)

Dialogues: Exploring the Drama of Early Missionary Encounters, co-convened with the Hocken Collections, 7-8 November 2014. Convenor: Tony Ballantyne

The Colonial World: Elemental Histories Symposium, Hocken Collections, 31 October 2014. Convenor: Tom Brooking

Indigenous Textual Cultures Symposium, Hocken Collections, 30 June-1 July 2014. Convenors: Lachy Paterson and Tony Ballantyne

Pacific Futures: Past and Present Symposium, in conjunction with Race and Ethnicity in the Global South Research Group (Sydney), Hocken Collections, 19-21 June 2014. Convenors: Barbara Brookes and Miranda Johnson (Sydney)

Cultural Go-Between, Colonial Man: New Perspectives on James Cowan Symposium, in conjunction with National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, 21 February 2014. Convenors: Annabel Cooper and Ariana Tikao

New Historical Perspectives on New Zealand and the Sea Symposium, Department of History & Art History, Otago, 23 November 2013. Convenors: Michael Stevens and Frances Steel (Wollongong)

Writing Histories of Empire and Colonialism: People and Place Postgraduate Workshop with Maya Jasanoff (Harvard), St. Margaret's, Dunedin, 19 November 2013. Convenor: Tony Ballantyne

Paperwork: The Materials and Practices of Modern Information Cultures Symposium, Hocken Collections, 24 May 2013. Convenor: Tony Ballantyne

Colonial Origins of New Zealand Politics Symposium, in conjunction with the Ministry of Justice, Otago Museum, 8 March 2013. Convenor: Tony Ballantyne

Colonial Objects Conference, Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, 11-13 February 2013. Convenors: Annabel Cooper, Lachy Paterson and Angela Wanhalla

Commanding an Audience Symposium, Hocken Collections, 19 November 2012. Convenor: Barbara Brookes

Writing Colonial Histories Symposium, Hocken Collections, 3 August 2012. Convenor: Tony Ballantyne.

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Visiting scholars

2017

Professor Sarah Carter (University of Alberta), William Evans Fellow, 24 April-14 May.

2016

Maaike Derksen (Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands), September-December.

2015

Dr. Patricia O'Brien (ANU), 16-24 March.

2014

Dr. Kristyn Harman (University of Tasmania), 17-28 November.

2013

Dr. Samia Khatun (University of Sydney), September-February 2014.

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Centre publications

2017

Eugenics at the Edges of Empire: New Zealand, Australia, Canada and South Africa (Palgrave Macmillan), edited by Diane B. Paul, John Stenhouse and Hamish G. Spencer.

He Reo Wāhine: Māori Women's Voices From the Nineteenth Century (Auckland: Auckland University Press), by Lachy Paterson and Angela Wanhalla.

Race, Tea and Colonial Resettlement: Imperial Families, Interrupted (London: Bloomsbury Academic), by Jane McCabe.

Migrant Cross-Cultural Encounters in Asia and the Pacific (New York: Routledge), co-edited by Jacqueline Leckie, Angela McCarthy and Angela Wanhalla.

2016

New Zealand Sexual Histories, Special Issue: New Zealand Journal of History, 50, 1, co-edited by Chris Brickell and Angela Wanhalla.

2015

The Lives of Colonial Objects (Dunedin: Otago University Press) co-edited by Annabel Cooper, Lachy Paterson and Angela Wanhalla.

New Perspectives on James Cowan, Special Issue: Journal of New Zealand Studies, 19NS, edited by Annabel Cooper.

2013

Considering Performance in Colonial Culture, Special Issue: Journal of New Zealand Studies, 15NS, edited by Barbara Brookes.

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