NZSA Conferences

Empires and Cultures of the Pacific

The 21st annual conference of the New Zealand Studies Association (NZSA), together with the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna, supported by the University of South Australia

Vienna, Austria, 1-4 July 2015

Keynotes: Professor Dominic Alessio, Associate Professor Leonard Bell, Sia Figiel, Associate Professor Sei Kosugi, Professor Matt Matsuda, Professor Hermann Mueckler, Associate Professor Susan Najita, Professor Erik Olssen, ONZM, Dr Max Quanchi, Professor Eva Rueschmann, Professor Paul Tapsell

A 4-day international conference, with a reception at the Natural History Museum, boat trip on the Danube, and conference dinner at the Kunst Haus Wien, the Hundertwasser Museum. The conference venue is the University of Vienna, located in the centre and very close to the city's museum district.

The New Zealand Studies Association has a long and strong history in promoting New Zealand Studies, which now extends within the region through its twice-yearly Journal of New Zealand and Pacific Studies. Building on the successes of the conferences in Oslo (2014), Nijmegen (2013), Gdansk (2012), Frankfurt (2009), Florence (2008), London (2007), and Paris (2006), this major event will be held at the University of Vienna.

Proposals for 20 minute papers to be sent by 11 January to Associate Professor Ian Conrich (ian@ianconrich.co.uk). Abstracts need to be 250-300 words with an accompanying bio of 100-150 words. Papers can consider all themes within any of the following strands [1] Empires of the Pacific, to include German, French, British, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Japanese, American and New Zealand empire building [2] The Pacific Ocean and Pacific Island States [3] Polynesia and Pasifika [4] New Zealand culture [5] New Zealand as a Pacific nation [6] Maori culture [7] Ocean and coastal cultures. Definitions within these parameters are broad. The conference fee will include annual membership to the NZSA, which for 2015 includes a twice-yearly journal. A selection of papers from the conference will be published in the refereed Journal of New Zealand and Pacific Studies, published by Intellect.

The conference will accept proposals on a range of subjects including the following: literature, history, film, music, art, cultural studies, sociology, geography, tourism, war studies, politics, international relations, identity and multiculturalism, anthropology, Maori Studies, Pacific Studies, archaeology and museum studies.


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Across the Pacific


The 20th annual conference of the New Zealand Studies Association, together with the Norwegian Maritime Museum, and the Kon-Tiki Museum, Oslo, in association with the University of South Australia.

Oslo, Norway, 25-28 June 2014

Keynotes: Professor Bjørn L. Basberg, Dr Paul D'Arcy, Thor Heyerdahl Jr, Professor Edvard Hviding, Professor Witi Ihimaera, DCNZM, Professor Helen Lee, Professor Cluny Macpherson, Assoc. Professor Susan Najita, Professor Dame Anne Salmond, Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith, CNZM, Dr Roy Smith, Professor Paul Turnbull

This special 4-day conference marks the centenary of the Norwegian Maritime Museum and of Thor Heyerdahl's birth. It focuses on a range of themes addressing the Pacific, Oceania, New Zealand, Maori culture, ocean and coastal cultures, voyaging and migration, and includes a half-day focus on the Antarctic.

The New Zealand Studies Association has a long and strong history in promoting New Zealand Studies, which now extends within the region through its twice-yearly Journal of New Zealand and Pacific Studies. Building on the successes of the conferences in Nijmegen (2013), Gdansk (2012), Frankfurt (2009), Florence (2008), and Paris (2006), this major event will be held at both the Norwegian Maritime Museum and the neighbouring Kon-Tiki Museum, based on the scenic museum peninsula of Bygdøy in Oslo. On the Thursday, there will be a half-day boat excursion into the local fjords followed by a conference dinner.

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New Zealand and the South Pacific


The 19th annual conference of the New Zealand Studies Association, together with the Centre for Pacific and Asian Studies, Radboud University

Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 27-29 June 2013

Keynotes: Professor Michael Belgrave, Professor Tom Brooking, Professor Marc Delrez, Professor Witi Ihimaera, Professor Toon van Meijl, Assoc. Professor Damon Salesa,
Professor Philippa Mein Smith, Assoc. Professor Makere Stewart-Harawira, Vincent Ward

The New Zealand Studies Association (NZSA) has a long and strong history in promoting New Zealand Studies. Building on the success of the 2006 conference in Paris, the 2008 conference in Florence, the 2009 conference in Frankfurt, and the 2012 conference in Gdansk, the 2013 gathering of the NZSA will be located at Radboud University, Nijmegen. This very special conference will be held in the Netherland's oldest city, easily connected to Amsterdam, and near the banks of the Waal river. On the Friday, there will be a special excursion, followed by a conference dinner.

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New Zealand and Europe: Borders, Nations, Identities

The 18th annual conference of the New Zealand Studies Association, together with the Department of Political Science, University of Gdansk.

Gdansk, Poland, 6-8 July 2012

Keynotes: Alan Duff, Professor Witi Ihimaera, DCNZM, Dr Paul Latawski, Dr Michal Lesniewski, Dr Brian McDonnell, Dr Chris Pugsley, Professor Khyla Russell, Professor Jacek Tebinka, Dr Dariusz Zdziech.

The New Zealand Studies Association (NZSA) has a long and strong history in promoting New Zealand Studies. Building on the success of the 2006 conference in Paris, the 2008 conference in Florence, and the 2009 conference in Frankfurt, the 2012 gathering of the NZSA will be located at the University of Gdansk, Poland. This very special conference will be held near the historic city centre of Gdansk with its vibrant culture. On the Saturday, there will be a special guided tour of the city with a boat trip, followed by a conference dinner.

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New Zealand, Central and Eastern Europe
(with a special one day focus on New Zealand, Maori Culture, and the South Pacific)

The 17th annual conference of the New Zealand Studies Association, together with the Centre for New Zealand Studies, Birkbeck, University of London, the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna, and the Austrian South Pacific Society (OSPG)

Vienna, Austria, 1 - 3 July 2010

To be opened by the New Zealand Ambassador to Austria

Keynotes: Dr Leonard Bell, Dr Christine Binder-Fritz, Sia Figiel, Gerhard Holzer, Professor Witi Ihimaera, DCNZM, Kapka Kassabova, James McNeish, Professor Erik Olssen, ONZM, Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith.

This very special conference will be held at the University of Vienna in the city centre and on the edge of the museum district, with its history, vibrant culture, and outstanding art galleries. On the Friday, there will be a special guided tour of the Natural History Museum and its Novara expedition holdings, followed by a reception. The Saturday will feature a guided tour of the KunstHausWien - Museum Hundertwasser, followed by a conference dinner at Restaurant Dunkelbunt. On the final night, there will be a special guided tour of the Captain Cook exhibition at the Völkerunde Museum.

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New Zealand, Germany and the (Post) Colonial Pacific

The 16th annual conference of the New Zealand Studies Association (NZSA)
together with the Centre for New Zealand Studies (CNZS), Birkbeck,
University of London, and the Institute for English and American Studies,
Goethe University

Frankfurt, Germany, 3 - 5 July 2009

Opened by the Deputy Ambassador for New Zealand to Germany.

Keynotes: Dr James Bade, Professor Werner Kreisel, Dr Cilla McQueen,
Professor Hermann Mueckler, Dr Chris Pugsley, Dr Sarah Quigley, Professor
Dieter Riemenschneider, Professor Dame Anne Salmond, Robert Sullivan, and
Professor Albert Wendt.

Following the success of the 2006 conference in Paris and the 2008
conference in Florence, this event will be located in Frankfurt at Goethe
University, within walking distance of the downtown district, with its
vibrant historical centre and outstanding museums and art galleries. The
university offers superb conference facilities, and the nearby airport is a
major hub for international flights. On the Saturday, there will be an
excursion with a boat trip on the Rhine, followed by wine tasting and a
conference dinner at Vollrads Castle.

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The Katherine Mansfield Centenary Conference

The Centre for New Zealand Studies, Birkbeck, University of London, in association with the University of Northampton

Birkbeck, University of London, 4-6 September 2008

Opened by Sir Graeme Davies, FREng, FRSE, Vice-Chancellor of the University of London, and Bronwen Chang, Deputy High Commissioner for New Zealand to the United Kingdom.

Keynotes: Professor Mary Ann Caws, Dr Ian Conrich, Professor Clare Hanson, Kathleen Jones, Professor Sydney Janet Kaplan, Margaret Scott, Professor Angela Smith, Professor C. K. Stead, ONZ, CBE, Professor Vincent O’ Sullivan, DCNZM.

The year 2008, as well as being the 120th anniversary of her birth, celebrates the centenary of Katherine Mansfield’s arrival in London in 1908 from New Zealand at the age of nineteen, in order to pursue a career as a writer. This major three-day international conference aims to re-evaluate Katherine Mansfield’s contribution to twentieth-century literature, as well as assessing the state of Mansfield scholarship and criticism today. Special events to co-ordinate with the conference include a screening of John Reid’s Mansfield biopic Leave all Fair, a conference dinner in the Penthouse of New Zealand House, and a one woman show by Lorae Parry based on the personal writing of Mansfield.


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The New Zealand Society (UK)

Ki te taumata, Aotearoa ki Ingarangi

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New Zealand and the Mediterranean

The 15th annual conference of the New Zealand Studies Association (NZSA) together with the Centre for New Zealand Studies (CNZS), Birkbeck, University of London.

Florence, Italy, 2-4 July 2008

Opened by His Excellency Laurie Markes, Ambassador for New Zealand to Italy.

Keynotes: Dr Claudia Bell, Dr Roger Collins, ONZM, Dr Caroline Daley, James George, Patricia Grace, DCNZM, Kevin Ireland, Jan Kemp, MNZM, Dr Michele Leggott, Professor Karen Nero, Dr Christopher Pugsley.

The conference venue, at the Florence campus of Richmond The American International University in London, is a 16th century palace just 300 yards from the Uffizi Gallery, 200 yards from the Ponte Vecchio, and 100 yards from the Palazzo Pitti and the Boboli Gardens. A conference dinner and excursions are planned, with Florence within easy travel of Pisa, Rome, Bologna and Venice. One excursion included within the conference will be an exclusive coach trip 30 miles south of Florence where Christopher Pugsley will provide a guided tour of the battle of San Michele.

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The State of the Nation: New Zealand's Centenary as a Dominion

The 14th annual conference of the New Zealand Studies Association (NZSA), together with the Centre for New Zealand Studies (CNZS), Birkbeck, University of London, and the Centre for Travel Writing Studies, Nottingham Trent University

Birkbeck, University of London, and New Zealand House, 28-30 June 2007

Opened by His Excellency The Rt Hon Jonathan Hunt ONZ, High Commissioner for New Zealand to the United Kingdom, and Sir Graeme Davies, FREng, FRSE, Vice-Chancellor of the University of London.

Keynotes: Professor David Carnegie, David Hill, Dr Manying Ip, ONZM, Dr Claudia Orange, OBE, Professor Lyman Tower Sargent, Professor Lydia Wevers.


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New Zealand, France and the Pacific

The 13th annual conference of the New Zealand Studies Association (NZSA) together with the Centre de Recherche sur les Identités Culturelles et les Langues de Spécialités (CICLaS)

University Paris Dauphine, 29 June to 1 July 2006

Opened by The Rt Hon Winston Peters, New Zealand Minister for Foreign Affairs

Keynotes: Professor Claire Bazin, Dame Fiona Kidman, Professor Matt Matsuda, Dr Jock Phillips, Professor C.K. Stead, CBE, Ian Wedde.


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Small Nations, Big Neighbours

Joint Annual Conference
The 30th annual conference of the British Association for Canadian Studies/
The 12th annual conference of the New Zealand Studies Association

University of Kent at Canterbury, 11-14 April 2005

Attended by His Excellency Mel Cappe, High Commissioner for Canada to the United Kingdom, Suzanne Blumhardt, Deputy High Commissioner for New Zealand to the United Kingdom, and George MacLaren, Agent General for Quebec in London.

Keynotes: Professor Maureen Baker, Professor Sahadeo Basdeo, Dr Pascale de Souza, Professor Ged Martin, Dr Jennifer Welsh


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Imagining New Zealand/ Aotearoa: Histories and Representations

The 11th annual conference of the New Zealand Studies Association

Penthouse, New Zealand House, London, 3 July 2004

Opened by Suzanne Blumhardt, Deputy High Commissioner for New Zealand to the United Kingdom

Speakers include: Dr Claudia Bell, Dr Alex Calder, Professor Klaus Dodds, Dr Anne Maxwell, Dr Brian McDonnell, Dr Sarah Shieff.


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New Zealand - The Urban and the Rural

The 10th annual conference of the New Zealand Studies Association

Penthouse, New Zealand House, London, 28 June 2003

Opened by Suzanne Blumhardt, Deputy High Commissioner for New Zealand to the United Kingdom

Speakers include: Professor Martin Barker, Professor Sean Cubitt, Dr Peter Gathercole, Emily Perkins, Dr Roy Shuker, Professor C.K. Stead, CBE.


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New Zealand, Identities, and Globalisation

The 9th annual conference of the New Zealand Studies Association

Penthouse, New Zealand House, London, 2 July 2002

Opened by Suzanne Blumhardt, Deputy High Commissioner for New Zealand to the United Kingdom

Speakers include: Dr Barbara Cairns, Dr Lucy Sargisson, Dr Nan Seuffert, Dr C. Kay Weaver.


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Postcolonial New Zealand

The 8th annual conference of the New Zealand Studies Association

Penthouse, New Zealand House, London, 28 June 2001

Opened by Suzanne Blumhardt, Deputy High Commissioner for New Zealand to the United Kingdom

Speakers include: Dr Alex Calder, Dr Stuart Murray, Professor Alan Riach, Dr Sarah Shieff


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New Zealand Then...and Now: Society and Culture

The 7th annual conference of the New Zealand Study Group

Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London, 28 June 2000

Opened by His Excellency Paul East, High Commissioner for New Zealand to the United Kingdom

Speakers include: Professor Michael Brittain, Dr Julia Hallam, Dr Mary Paul, Dr Geoff Pearman, Professor Francine Tolron

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New Zealand Fictions: Literature and Film

The 6th annual conference of the New Zealand Study Group

Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London, 15 June 1999

Opened by His Excellency Paul East, High Commissioner for New Zealand to the United Kingdom

Speakers include: Dr William Dart, Anthony McCarten, Dr Mark Williams


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New Zealand - A Pastoral Paradise?

The 5th annual conference of the New Zealand Study Group

Penthouse, New Zealand House, London, 3 June 1998

Opened by His Excellency Dr Richard Grant, High Commissioner for New Zealand to the United Kingdom

Speakers include Don McGlashan


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 Focus on Australian and New Zealand Cinema

Special conference of the New Zealand Study Group

Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London, 4 October 1997

Speakers include: Dr Brian McFarlane, Dr Jonathan Rayner, Nick Roddick.


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Neither Here Nor There: New Zealanders Abroad

The 4th annual conference of the New Zealand Study Group

Penthouse, New Zealand House, London, 4 June 1997

Speakers include: Lisa Harrow, Dr Michael King, Austin Mitchell MP, Emma Neale, Noel Virtue

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