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Professor Paul Tapsell

paulBA, PGDip (Bus), MA (Auckland), DPhil (Oxford)

(Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Raukawa)

Contact details

Room: Richardson South Tower, Rm 2S4
Phone: 64 3 479 8677
Email: paul.tapsell@otago.ac.nz

Research

Professor Tapsell's research interests include Māori identity in 21st century New Zealand, cultural heritage & museums, taonga trajectories in and beyond tribal contexts, Māori values within governance policy frameworks, Indigenous entrepreneurial leadership, marae and mana whenua, genealogical mapping of tribal landscapes and Te Arawa historical and genealogical knowledge. Research projects that Professor Tapsell has been and is currently involved in include:

Marsden Recipient (Principal Investigator): Transformations of entrepreneurial Maori tribal leadership (2011-2014).
FRST (Principal Investigator): Te Wehi nui a Mamao: Marae & Maori Language Enhancement (2008-2010).
Marsden Recipient (Assistant Investigator): Bringing together Indigenous Knowledge and Museum Practice (2001-2004).

Teaching

Supervision

Current

Jade Baker – PhD – Museums and taonga (Museum Ethnography)
Whakarongotai Hokowhitu – PhD – Māori Studies – Tribal Maori Leadership
Hirini Tane – MA – Indigenous Development – Maori tribal leadership
Hone Te Rire – MA – Māori Studies – Maori tribal leadership
Carel Thompson-Teepa – MA – Māori Studies - Maori entrepreneurial business
Patricia Otimi – MIndS – Maori tribal governance

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Publications

Kawharu, M., Tapsell, P., & Woods, C. (2017). Indigenous entrepreneurship in Aotearoa New Zealand: The takarangi framework of resilience and innovation. Journal of Enterprising Communities, 11(1), 20-38. doi: 10.1108/JEC-01-2015-0010

Wolfgramm, R., Spiller, C., Henry, E., Tapsell, P., & Pouwhare, R. (2016). Whai Rawa: Promoting effective Māori leadership and decision making. Proceedings of the International Indigenous Research Conference. (pp. 113). Auckland, New Zealand: Ngä Pae o te Māramatanga. Retrieved from http://www.indigenousresearch2016.ac.nz/

Tapsell, P. (2015). Te Haupapa. In A. Cooper, L. Paterson & A. Wanhalla (Eds.), The lives of colonial objects. (pp. 27-34). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

Tapsell, P. (2015). Ko Tawa: Where are the glass cabinets? In R. Silverman (Ed.), Museum as process: Translating local and global knowledges. (pp. 262-278). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Tapsell, P. (2015, July). Waka Wairua: Imagining an other way of knowing our Pacific. Keynote presentation at the 21st Annual Conference of the New Zealand Studies Association: Empires and Cultures of the Pacific, Vienna, Austria.

Authored Book - Research

Tapsell, P. (2011). The art of Taonga. Wellington, New Zealand: Art History, Victoria University of Wellington, 57p.

Tapsell, P., Pfeiffer, K. (photographer), & Kawharu, M. (2010). Te Ara: Māori pathways of leadership. Auckland, New Zealand: Libro International, 32p.

Tapsell, P. (2006). Ko Tawa: Maori treasures of New Zealand: The Gilbert Mair Collection, Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira. Auckland, New Zealand: David Bateman and the Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 192p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Tapsell, P. (2015). Te Haupapa. In A. Cooper, L. Paterson & A. Wanhalla (Eds.), The lives of colonial objects. (pp. 27-34). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

Tapsell, P. (2015). Ko Tawa: Where are the glass cabinets? In R. Silverman (Ed.), Museum as process: Translating local and global knowledges. (pp. 262-278). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Tapsell, P. (2014). Tribal marae: Crisis? What crisis? In M. Kawharu (Ed.), Maranga Mai! Te Reo and marae in crisis? (pp. 35-64). Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University Press.

Tapsell, P. (2012). Partnership in museums: A tribal Maori response to repatriation. In B. M. Carbonell (Ed.), Museum studies: An anthology of contexts. (2nd ed.) (pp. 575-579). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Tapsell, P. (2012). Rauru and the genesis of Ngā Whare Wānanga o Te Arawa. In W. Köpke & B. Schmelz (Eds.), House of Rauru: Masterpiece of the Māori. (pp. 87-114). Hamburg, Germany: Museum für Völkerkunde Hamburg.

Tapsell, P. (2011). “Aroha mai: Whose museum?” The rise of indigenous ethics within museum contexts: A Maori-tribal perspective. In J. C. Marstine (Ed.), Routledge companion to museum ethics: Redefining ethics for the twenty-first century museum. (pp. 85-111). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Tapsell, P. (2009). Footprints in the sand: Banks's Maori collection, Cook's first voyage 1768-71. In M. Hetherington & H. Morphy (Eds.), Discovering Cook's collections. (pp. 92-111). Canberra, Australia: National Museum of Australia Press.

Tapsell, P. (2009). A New Zealand Maori perspective: Cook's three voyages to Aotearoa between 1768-1779. In A. L. Kaeppler & R. Fleck (Eds.), James Cook and the exploration of the Pacific. (pp. 14-16). London: Thames & Hudson.

Tapsell, P. (2009). Te Arawa: Origins. In J. Phillips (Ed.), Te Ara: The encyclopedia of New Zealand. Wellington, New Zealand: Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved from http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/te-arawa/1

Tapsell, P. (2008). Service after death: The art of Maori leadership in marae contexts. In E. Griffey (Ed.), The power of portraiture: Representing leadership in New Zealand from 1840 to the present. (pp. 18-31). Auckland, New Zealand: University of Auckland Business School and David Ling.

Tapsell, P. (2006). The genesis of Taumata-a-Iwi: Tamaki Paenga Hira. In L. Miles (Ed.), With a view to the future. (pp. 8-17). Auckland, New Zealand: Museum Circle Foundation.

Tapsell, P. (2006). Ohinemutu: Seed of the Pacific. In G. McLean (Ed.), Heartlands: New Zealand historians write about where history happens. (pp. 27-39). Auckland, New Zealand: Penguin Books.

Tapsell, P. (2006). Taonga, marae, whenua – negotiating custodianship: A Maori tribal response to Te Papa: The Museum of New Zealand. In A. E. Coombes (Ed.), Rethinking settler colonialism: History and memory in Australia, Canada, Aotearoa New Zealand and South Africa. (pp. 86-99). Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press.

Tapsell, P. (2006). Te Arawa. In Māori peoples of New Zealand: Ngā Iwi o Aotearoa. (pp. 219-225). Wellington, New Zealand: David Bateman and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.

Tapsell, P. (2005). From the sideline: Tikanga, Treaty values and Te Papa. In M. Belgrave, M. Kawharu, D. V. Williams & I. H. Kawharu (Eds.), Waitangi revisited: Perspectives on the Treaty of Waitangi. (pp. 266-280). Oxford University Press.

Tapsell, P. (2005). Out of sight, out of mind: Human remains at the Auckland Museum - Te Papa Whakahiku. In R. R. Janes & T. Gerald Conaty (Eds.), Looking reality in the eye: Museums and social responsibility. (pp. 153-175). Calgary, Canada: University of Calgary Press.

Tapsell, P. (2003). Afterword: Beyond the frame. In L. Peers & A. K. Brown (Eds.), Museums and source communities: A Routledge reader. (pp. 242-250). London: Routledge.

Tapsell, P. (2002). Partnership in museums: A tribal response to repatriation. In C. Fforde, J. Hubert & P. Tumbull (Eds.), The dead and their possessions: The repatriation in principle, policy and practice. (pp. 284-292). London, UK: Routledge.

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Chapter in Book - Other

Tapsell, P. (2012). Rauru und die Entstehung der Ngā Whare Wānanga o Te Arawa. In W. Köpke & B. Schmelz (Eds.), Das Haus Rauru: Meisterwerk der Māori. (pp. 90-117). Hamburg, Germany: Museum für Völkerkunde Hamburg.

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Journal - Research Article

Kawharu, M., Tapsell, P., & Woods, C. (2017). Indigenous entrepreneurship in Aotearoa New Zealand: The takarangi framework of resilience and innovation. Journal of Enterprising Communities, 11(1), 20-38. doi: 10.1108/JEC-01-2015-0010

Kawharu, M., Tapsell, P., & Woods, C. (2012). Maori entrepreneurial behaviour: Lachmannian insights. Journal of Australian Indigenous Studies, 15(4), 62-75.

Overall, J., Tapsell, P., & Woods, C. (2010). Governance and indigenous social entrepreneurship: When context counts. Social Enterprise Journal, 6(2), 146-161. doi: 10.1108/17508611011069275

Tapsell, P., & Woods, C. (2010). Social entrepreneurship and innovation: Self-organization in an indigenous context. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 22(6), 535-556. doi: 10.1080/08985626.2010.488403

Tapsell, P., & Woods, C. (2008). A spiral of innovation framework for social entrepreneurship: Social innovation at the generational divide in an indigenous context. Emergence, 10(3), 25-34.

Tapsell, P. (2008). Potikitanga: Indigenous entrepreneurship in a Maori context. Journal of Enterprising Communities, 2(3), 192-203. doi: 10.1108/17506200810897196

Tapsell, P. (2002). Marae and tribal identity in urban Aotearoa/New Zealand. Pacific Studies, 25(1/2), 141-171.

Tapsell, P. (1997). The flight of Pareraututu: An investigation of taonga from a tribal perspective. Journal of the Polynesian Society, 106(4), 323-374.

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Journal - Research Other

Tapsell, P. (2013). Museo Del Oro: Viñetas: Pez volador: Rozando la superficie. Una impresión indígena del Museo Del Oro. Revista Colombiana de Antropología, 49(2), 179-181.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Kawharu, M., Tapsell, P., & Woods, C. (2012). Maori entrepreneurial behaviour: Lachmannain insights. Proceedings of the 57th International Council for Small Business (ICSB) World Conference: Leading from the Edge. Retrieved from http://www.icsb.org/conferences.asp

Tapsell, P. (2011). Kryzys maoryskich wartości plemiennych marae [Tribal marae: Crisis, what crisis?]. In M. Jaworowskiej (Ed.), Zeszyt Naukowy. (pp. 29-40). Olsztyn, Poland: Katedry Socjologii, i Antropologii Wyższej Szkoly Informatyki i Ekonomii Towarzystwa Wiedzy Powszechnej w Olsztynie [Faculty of Sociology and Education, University of Computer Science and Economics]. [Full Paper]

Tapsell, P. (2006). Footprints in the sand: Banks's Maori collection, Cook's first voyage. Proceedings of the Cook's Pacific Encounters Symposium. Retrieved from http://www.nma.gov.au/audio/transcripts/cook/NMA_Tapsell_20060728.html

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Wolfgramm, R., Spiller, C., Henry, E., Tapsell, P., & Pouwhare, R. (2016). Whai Rawa: Promoting effective Māori leadership and decision making. Proceedings of the International Indigenous Research Conference. (pp. 113). Auckland, New Zealand: Ngä Pae o te Māramatanga. Retrieved from http://www.indigenousresearch2016.ac.nz/

Edgar, P., & Tapsell, P. (2011). Towards a database of Māori and Moriori taonga. Proceedings of the National Digital Forum Conference. Retrieved from http://www.ndf.org.nz/past-conferences/

Tapsell, P. (2009). Maori maps: Digitally bridging our communities. Proceedings of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) National Indigenous Studies Conference: Perspectives on Urban Life: Connections and Reconnections. Retrieved from http://www.aiatsis.gov.au/research/conf2009/papers/CH3.2.html

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Tapsell, P. (2015, July). Waka Wairua: Imagining an other way of knowing our Pacific. Keynote presentation at the 21st Annual Conference of the New Zealand Studies Association: Empires and Cultures of the Pacific, Vienna, Austria.

Tapsell, P., & Kawharu, M. (2014, June). Polynesian expansion: A re-examination. Verbal presentation at the 20th Annual Conference of the New Zealand Studies Association: Across the Pacific, Oslo, Norway.

Kawharu, M., Tapsell, P., & Woods, C. (2012, December). Māori entrepreneurial behaviour: Lachmannian insights. Verbal presentation at the 57th international Council for Small Business (ICSB) World Conference, Wellington, New Zealand.

Tapsell, P. (2011, April). Taonga collections theme: Biculturalism in museums. Keynote presentation at the Museums Aotearoa Annual Conference: Collecting Culture, Nelson, New Zealand.

Tapsell, P. (2011, August). Past, present, future: The face of Māori leadership. Verbal presentation at the Hui Poutama: Māori Research Symposium: Past Present Future: Ka Haere Whakamua, Ka Titiro Whakamuri, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Tapsell, P. (2011, January). Illicit trade of Maori grave goods: A tribal Maori perspective. Invited presentation at the Licit and Illicit Trade by Archaeologists and Museums Workshop, Bogota, Colombia.

Tapsell, P. (2011, June). Ko Tawa: A post museum phenomenon. Keynote presentation at the World Archaeological Congress: Indigenous People and Museums, Indianapolis, IN.

Bruchac, M., Johnson, W., Point, T., Pyburn, K. A., Ryker-Crawford, J., Tapsell, P., … Zimmermann, L. (2011, June). Intellectual property issues, indigenous people, and museums [Roundtable discussion]. Verbal presentation at the World Archaeological Congress: Indigenous People and Museums, Indianapolis, IN.

Kawharu, M., Tane, H., Tapsell, P., & Woods, C. (2011, December). The role of leadership in indigenous entrepreneurship. Verbal presentation at the Inaugural Massey University Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

Tapsell, P. (2010, September). Maori w Nowej Zelandii: Wczoraj i dziś [Maori in New Zealand: Yesterday and today]. Invited presentation at the Konferencja Naukowa pt. Nowozelandzka Wielokulturowość Oraz Wystawa “Te Ara”, Olsztynie, Poland.

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Intellectual Property

Tapsell, P. (2011). Māori maps [Trademark]. Te Potiki National Trust Limited (842337).

Tapsell, P. (2011). Your guide to our home [Trade mark]. Te Potiki National Trust Limited (842338).

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Exhibition

Tapsell, P. (co-curator), Kawharu, M. (co-curator), & Pfeiffer, K. (photographer) (2010-2011). Te Ara: Maori pathways to leadership [Touring exhibition]. Poland & UK.

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