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Associate Professor Alex Trapeznik

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Room 2S12, Arts 1 (Burns) Building
Tel +64 3 479 8641
Email alexander.trapeznik@otago.ac.nz
 

Academic qualifications

1995: PhD (ANU)
1988: MA (Tas)
1981: DipHum (La Trobe)
1979: GDipMusStud (PCAE)
1978: BA (La Trobe)
 

Research interests

Associate Professor Alexander Trapeznik teaches courses in Russian History, World History and Public History. His research interests include the role of revolutionary ideology, social and political movements and class conflict in nineteenth and twentieth century Russia. In relation to New Cold War History his work in this area seeks to reinterpret the Comintern’s position in an international and national context. Finally, in the burgeoning field of Public History he is particularly interested in historical and cultural heritage management issues in New Zealand.

Alex's latest book, "Dunedin's Warehouse Precinct" is now available. Dunedin’s warehouse district is a newly rediscovered treasure and this richly illustrated, freely downloadable e-book explores the history of this fascinating part of Dunedin.

 
Courses taught

Research profile

  • Associate Editor (History) New Zealand Slavonic Journal
  • Editorial Advisory Board Public History Review
     

 

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Publications

Trapeznik, A. (2020). 'The madding wheeles of brazen chariots rag'd; dire was the noise': Motoring and the environment in New Zealand before the second world war. International Review of Environmental History, 6(1), 31-49. doi: 10.22459/IREH.06.01.2020.02

Trapeznik, A., & Cummins, N. (2019, October). HUMS301/401 internship practicum. Verbal presentation at the Teaching and Learning Symposium: Pride in the Humanities, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Trapeznik, A. (2019). "To make the crooked straight": The Crippled Children Society in southern New Zealand, 1935-2007. Journal of New Zealand Studies, 28, 98-115. doi: 10.26686/jnzs.v0iNS28.5423

Trapeznik, A. (2019). Public history in New Zealand: From Treaty to Te Papa. In P. Ashton & A. Trapeznik (Eds.), What is public history globally? Working with the past in the present. (pp. 107-120). London, UK: Bloomsbury.

Trapeznik, A., & Ashton, P. (2019). Introduction: The public turn: History today. In P. Ashton & A. Trapeznik (Eds.), What is public history globally? Working with the past in the present. (pp. 1-8). London, UK: Bloomsbury.

Trapeznik, A. (2014). Dunedin's warehouse precinct. Dunedin, New Zealand: Genre Books, 187p.

Authored Book - Research

Trapeznik, A. (2007). V. M. Chernov: Theorist, leader, politician. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press, 185p.

Authored Book - Research

Ashton, P., & Trapeznik, A. (Eds.). (2019). What is public history globally? Working with the past in the present. London, UK: Bloomsbury, 392p.

Edited Book - Research

Trapeznik, A., & Fox, A. (Eds.). (2004). Lenin's legacy down under: New Zealand's cold war. Dunedin: University of Otago Press, 248p.

Edited Book - Research

Trapeznik, A. (Ed.). (2000). Common Ground? Heritage and Public Places in New Zealand. Dunedin: University of Otago Press, 170p.

Edited Book - Research

Trapeznik, A. (2019). Public history in New Zealand: From Treaty to Te Papa. In P. Ashton & A. Trapeznik (Eds.), What is public history globally? Working with the past in the present. (pp. 107-120). London, UK: Bloomsbury.

Chapter in Book - Research

Trapeznik, A., & Ashton, P. (2019). Introduction: The public turn: History today. In P. Ashton & A. Trapeznik (Eds.), What is public history globally? Working with the past in the present. (pp. 1-8). London, UK: Bloomsbury.

Chapter in Book - Research

Trapeznik, A. (2017). New Zealand, local history in. In A. H. Wilson (Ed.), Encyclopedia of local history. (3rd ed.) (pp. 505-507). Lanham, MD: Rowman & LIttlefield. [Encyclopaedia/Dictionary Entry].

Chapter in Book - Research

Trapeznik, A. (2004). 'Grandfather, parents and little brother': A study of centre-periphery relations. In A. Trapeznik & A. Fox (Eds.), Lenin's legacy down under: New Zealand's cold war. (pp. 57-72). Dunedin: University of Otago Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Trapeznik, A., & Fox, A. (2004). Introduction: Lenin's legacy down under. In A. Trapeznik & A. Fox (Eds.), Lenin's legacy down under: New Zealand's cold war. (pp. 9-12). Dunedin: University of Otago Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

McLean, G., & Trapeznik, A. (2000). Public history, heritage and place. In A. Trapeznik (Ed.), Common Ground? Heritage and Public Places in New Zealand. (pp. 13-24). Dunedin: University of Otago Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Trapeznik, A. (2000). Introduction. In A. Trapeznik (Ed.), Common Ground? Heritage and Public Places in New Zealand. (pp. 9-12). Dunedin: University of Otago Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Trapeznik, A. (1996). Albert Francis Grenda. In J. Ritchie (Ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography. (pp. 329). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Trapeznik, A. (2013). New Zealand, local history in. In C. Kammen & A. H. Wilson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Local History. (2nd ed.) (pp. 410-412). Plymouth, UK: AltaMira Press. [Encyclopaedia/Dictionary Entry].

Chapter in Book - Other

Trapeznik, A. (2020). 'The madding wheeles of brazen chariots rag'd; dire was the noise': Motoring and the environment in New Zealand before the second world war. International Review of Environmental History, 6(1), 31-49. doi: 10.22459/IREH.06.01.2020.02

Journal - Research Article

Trapeznik, A. (2019). "To make the crooked straight": The Crippled Children Society in southern New Zealand, 1935-2007. Journal of New Zealand Studies, 28, 98-115. doi: 10.26686/jnzs.v0iNS28.5423

Journal - Research Article

Trapeznik, A. (2018). The motoring lobby in New Zealand, 1898-1930. Journal of New Zealand Studies, 27, 130-146. doi: 10.26686/jnzs.v0iNS27.5180

Journal - Research Article

Trapeznik, A., & Gee, A. (2017). Accommodating the motor car: Dunedin, New Zealand, 1901-30. Journal of Transport History, 38(2), 213-231. doi: 10.1177/0022526616682367

Journal - Research Article

Trapeznik, A. (2016). A brief history of Dunedin jewellers in New Zealand since the Gold Rush. Jewellery Studies, 3, 3-12.

Journal - Research Article

Trapeznik, A., & Gee, A. (2016). Laying the Victorians to rest: Funerals, memorials, and the funeral business in nineteenth-century Otago. Australian Economic History Review, 56(3), 317-336. doi: 10.1111/aehr.12096

Journal - Research Article

Trapeznik, A. (2014). The manufacturing process of samovar production in Tula. International Journal for the History of Engineering & Technology, 84(2), 274-293.

Journal - Research Article

Trapeznik, A., & Gee, A. (2013). 'Each in his narrow cell for ever laid': Dunedin's Southern Cemetery and its New Zealand counterparts. Public History Review, 20, 42-67.

Journal - Research Article

Neill, L., Duerr, E., & Trapeznik, A. (2012). The contested White Lady: A critique of New Zealand cultural heritage politics. Public History Review, 19, 43-62.

Journal - Research Article

Trapeznik, A. (2012). Samovars: The art of Tula metal workers. New Zealand Slavonic Journal, 46, 91-107.

Journal - Research Article

Trapeznik, A., & Cosgrove, A. (2012-2013). Contemporary Dunedin jewellers: Kobi Bosshard and Tony Williams. Journal of New Zealand Art History, 33, 60-72.

Journal - Research Article

Trapeznik, A. (2011). On the waterfront: The historic waterfront precinct, Dunedin, New Zealand. Public History Review, 18, 65-82.

Journal - Research Article

Trapeznik, A. (2009). The state as an agent of industrial development: The Tula Imperial Armaments Factory in Russia. Journal of Slavic Military Studies, 22, 549-573. doi: 10.1080/13518040903355786

Journal - Research Article

Trapeznik, A. (2009). ″Agents of Moscow″ at the dawn of the Cold War: The Comintern and the Communist Party of New Zealand. Journal of Cold War Studies, 11(1), 124-149.

Journal - Research Article

Jamieson, N. J., & Trapeznik, A. (2007). A legislative (logico-linguistic) analysis of the common law components of the Russian constitution. Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems, 16(2), 431-490.

Journal - Research Article

Trapeznik, A. (2007). New Zealand and Russia in a changing world: A multifaceted perspective. New Zealand Slavonic Journal, 41, 113-116.

Journal - Research Article

Trapeznik, A. (2006). Introduction. Public History Review, 13, 1-3. Retrieved from http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/ojs/index.php/phrj

Journal - Research Article

Trapeznik, A. (2006). New Zealand's perceptions of the Russian Revolution of 1917. Revolutionary Russia, 19(1), 63-77.

Journal - Research Article

Trapeznik, A. (2005). Foreign intervention from 'down under' during Russia's civil war. New Zealand Slavonic Journal, 39, 150-174.

Journal - Research Article

Trapeznik, A., & Deed, S. (2004). The Dunedin harbourside: Case study of a historic landscape. Public History Review, 11, 80-99.

Journal - Research Article

Trapeznik, A. (2001). V. M. Chernov, Terrorism and the Azef Affair. New Zealand Slavonic Journal, 101-112.

Journal - Research Article

Trapeznik, A. (2000). Worker unrest in late nineteenth century Russia: Tula, a case study. Social History, 25(1), 22-43.

Journal - Research Article

Trapeznik, A. (1999). New Zealand materials held in Moscow's archives. Archifacts, (October), 10-17.

Journal - Research Article

Trapeznik, A. (1998). Class relations and capitalist development in Tula. Australian Slavonic & East European Studies, 12(2), 83-103.

Journal - Research Article

Trapeznik, A. (1997). Heritage and public history in New Zealand. Public History Review, 5 /6, 62-77.

Journal - Research Article

Trapeznik, A. (1997). V M Chernov, marxism and the agrarian question. New Zealand Slavonic Journal, 41-65.

Journal - Research Article

Trapeznik, A. (2018). Xunzhao fuhe teding lishi wenhua yujing de fazhan lujing [The unique development of the discipline of public history]. Gongzhong lishi, 1, 41-42.

Journal - Research Other

Trapeznik, A. (2011). Perceptive insight into the past: The rise of the laboratory in nineteenth-century Russian medicine [Review of the book The Imperial Laboratory: Experimental physiology and clinical medicine in post-Crimean Russia]. Metascience, 20, 135-137. doi: 10.1007/s11016-010-9486-0

Journal - Research Other

Trapeznik, A. (2011). The Socialist alternative to Bolshevik Russia: The Socialist Revolutionary Party, 1921-1939. Revolutionary Russia, 24(2), 223-224. doi: 10.1080/09546545.2011.618302

Journal - Research Other

Trapeznik, A. (2008). [Review of the book Through the maelstrom: A Red Army soldier's war on the Eastern Front, 1942-1945]. New Zealand Slavonic Journal, 42, 169.

Journal - Research Other

Trapeznik, A. (2006). [Review of the book Friends or foes? The United States and Soviet Russia, 1921-1941]. New Zealand Slavonic Journal, 40, 224.

Journal - Research Other

Trapeznik, A. (2003). New Zealand and the Great Northern Bear. Welcome to the Hocken, 44, 1-4.

Journal - Research Other

Trapeznik, A. (2001). Why do we preserve the past? New Zealand Historic Places, 80, 37.

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Trapeznik, A. (2001). "Rasputin. The Last Word" by Edvard Radzinsky. History Now. Christchurch: Department of History, University of Canterbury.

Book Reviews - prior to 2003

Trapeznik, A. (2000). Review of The Modernisation of Russia 1676-1825 by S. Dixon. History Now.

Book Reviews - prior to 2003

Trapeznik, A., & Cummins, N. (2019, October). HUMS301/401 internship practicum. Verbal presentation at the Teaching and Learning Symposium: Pride in the Humanities, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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