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History seminar series

We are thrilled to announce an upcoming seminar series hosted by the History Programme.

Seminars are held on Wednesday afternoons, 3:30–5pm, unless otherwise stated.

For any questions about the Seminar Series, please feel free to contact:

Associate Professor Miranda Johnson

Semester 2, 2022

Venue Presenter(s)
July 13 Burns 7

Angela McCarthy, Otago
“Historians, Activists and Britain's Slave Trade Abolition Debate: The Henry Dundas Plaque Controversy”

July 20 Burns 7
[via Zoom]

Catherine Abou-Nemeh, Victoria University of Wellington
“Daring to Conjecture in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Sciences”

July 27

Rachel Gillett. Utrecht University
“Braided Solidarities: Anti-colonial activism and the cultural politics of ‘Blackness’ in Interwar Europe”

August 10

Joe Shaughnessey, Cambridge
“‘This Empire Needs Everywhere a Radical Press’: International Anticolonialism and Aotearoa New Zealand's Interwar Left”

August 17 Valerie Wallace, Victoria University of Wellington
“Murder in the Manawatū: the case of Walter Tricker, legal pluralism and settler sovereignty in Aotearoa New Zealand”
August 24
Holger Droessler, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
“Coconut Colonialism: Workers and the Globalization of Samoa”
September 14

PhDs in progress:

Georgina White Title TBA

Steven Talley “Indigenous Enterprise in its Colonial Context: A Case from the New Hebrides, 1914–1922”

September 21

John Stenhouse, Otago
“Reading Darwin during and after the New Zealand Wars, 1860–1900: Science, Religion, Politics and Race”

September 28 Burns 5

Claudia Haake, La Trobe
“Modernity through Letter Writing: Cherokee and Seneca Political Representations in Response to Removal, 1830–1857”