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.
Encounters and Exchanges: Exploring the History of Science, Technology and Mātauranga Conference, 1-3 December 2019. Sponsored by the University of Otago and the Tōtaranui 250th Trust.
The Afterlives of Intimacy, Violence and Colonialism Across the Pacific Symposium, 25-26 November 2019, Te Papa Tongarewa. Co-convened by Angela Wanhalla and Lyndall Ryan.
1869 Conference and Heritage Festival, 25-29 September 2019. Co-convened by Kirby-Jane Hallum and Angela Wanhalla.
Held in Trust: Curiosity in Things Conference, 25 January 2019, Otago Museum. Convened by Rosi Crane.
Making Rural New Zealand Symposium, 15-16 November 2018, Hocken Collections. Co-convened by Tony Ballantyne and Jane McCabe.
He Tuhinga nō Neherā: Texts, Contexts, Resonances Symposium, 1-2 November 2018, Hocken Collections. Co-convened by Lachy Paterson, Paerau Warbrick and Megan Pōtiki.
Across Cultures and Species: New Histories of Pacific Whaling, 29-30 June 2018, University of Hawaii-Mānoa, Honolulu. Co-convened by Ryan Tucker Jones (University of Oregon) and Angela Wanhalla.
Crops, Disease, Pests, and Catastrophe: Colonial environmental transformations and responses in the Pacific world, 12-13 February 2018, Hocken Collections. Co-convened by Judy Bennett and Paul D'Arcy (ANU).
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, 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.
2018: Professor Pamela Klassen (University of Toronto), co-hosted with Religious Studies, 9-21 April.
2018: Associate Professor Aaron Glass (Bard Graduate School, New York), 24 February-9 March March.
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.
He Reo Wāhine: Māori Women's Voices From the Nineteenth Century (Auckland University Press, 2017), by Lachy Paterson and Angela Wanhalla.
Race, Tea and Colonial Resettlement: Imperial Families, Interrupted (Bloomsbury Academic, 2017), by Jane McCabe.
Past Caring? Women, Work and Emotion (Dunedin: Otago University Press, 2019), co-edited by Barbara Brookes, Jane McCabe and Angela Wanhalla.
New Zealand and the Sea: Historical Perspectives (Wellington: Bridget Williams Books, 2018), edited by Frances Steel.
Pacific Futures: Past and Present (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2018), edited by Warwick Anderson, Miranda Johnson and Barbara Brookes.
Indigenous Mobilities: Across and Beyond the Antipodes (Canberra: ANU Press, 2018), edited by Rachel Standfield.
Eugenics at the Edges of Empire: New Zealand, Australia, Canada and South Africa (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), co-edited by Diane B. Paul, John Stenhouse and Hamish G. Spencer.
Migrant Cross-Cultural Encounters in Asia and the Pacific (Routledge, 2017), co-edited by Jacqueline Leckie, Angela McCarthy and Angela Wanhalla.
Extraordinary Anywhere: Essays on Place from Aotearoa New Zealand (Victoria University Press, 2016), co-edited by Cherie Lacey and Ingrid Horrocks (with contributions from Tony Ballantyne & Annabel Cooper).
The Lives of Colonial Objects (Otago University Press, 2015), co-edited by Annabel Cooper, Lachy Paterson and Angela Wanhalla.
Journal Special Issues
Indigenous Photographies, History of Photography 42, no. 3 (2018), co-edited by Jane Lydon and Angela Wanhalla.
Coconuts in the Pacific, The Journal of Pacific History 53, no. 4 (2018), edited by Judy Bennett.
Bureaucracy, Archive Files and Knowledge Production, Rethinking History 22, no. 3 (2018), co-edited by Barbara Brookes and James Dunk.
New Zealand Sexual Histories, New Zealand Journal of History 50, no. 1 (2016), co-edited by Chris Brickell and Angela Wanhalla.
New Perspectives on James Cowan, Journal of New Zealand Studies 19NS (2015), co-edited by Annabel Cooper and Ariana Tikao.
Considering Performance in Colonial Culture, Journal of New Zealand Studies 15NS (2013), edited by Barbara Brookes.