The Marriage, Past and Present project will support a range of public and academic events during its funding period (2014-19), resulting in a major conference on the history and politics of marriage in 2019. It also supports visits of national and international scholars to the University of Otago. Details about past and forthcoming events will appear on this page.
November 2019. In concert with the Centre for Research on Colonial Culture and an Australian Research Council Discovery Project led by Prof. Lyndall Ryan, we will host a symposium on Violence and Intimacy in Pacific-Rim Settler Colonial Societies. Location and Date TBA
June 2019. A symposium on the politics of intimacy, date and location TBA. Co-organised by Angela Wanhalla and Violeta Gilabert.
13-16 December 2018, Angela Wanhalla will participate in the Australian and New Zealand Law and History Conference, University of Wollongong.
29-30 November, Angela Wanhalla will participate in The Family as Mnemonic Community Symposium, convened by Associate Professor Anna Green (Stout Research Centre), Victoria University of Wellington.
19-22 October, Barbara Brookes, Lachy Paterson and Angela Wanhalla will participate in the Hawkes Bay Readers and Writers Festival for an event celebrating Suffrage 125.
16 October 2018, Angela Wanhalla will appear on a keynote panel with Professor Katie Pickles (University of Canterbury), co-chaired by Dr. Christine Whybrew and Dr. Rosemary Baird, as part of a ‘Suffrage Series’ at the Christchurch Heritage Week.
12 September 2018, Angela Wanhalla will present in the History Programme Seminar Series, University of Canterbury.
11 September 2018, Angela Wanhalla, ‘Of Love & War: Indigenous Women and American Servicemen in the South Pacific’, Canterbury History Association.
2 September 2018, with Barbara Brookes, Lachy Paterson, and Angela Wanhalla will discuss ‘Rediscovering Māori Women’s Lives’ to the Friends of the Hocken, Dunedin.
In August 2018, Angela Wanhalla will give an invited presentation at the Heritage South AGM on Kāi Tahu women’s history in southern New Zealand.
2-6 July 2018, Associate Professor Lachy Paterson will present a paper (co-authored with Angela Wanhalla), ‘He Reta Aroha: Languages of Emotion on the Colonial Frontier’, at the Australian Historical Association Conference, Australian National University, Canberra.
29-30 June 2018, Angela Wanhalla and Kate Stevens will present a joint paper, ‘Affective Economies: Māori women in southern New Zealand’s whaling worlds’, at the Crossing Cultures and Species: New Histories of Pacific Whaling Symposium, University of Hawaii, Honolulu (co-sponsored by the Rachel Carson Center, the University of Oregon and the Centre for Research on Colonial Culture). Co-Convened by Ryan Tucker Jones and Angela Wanhalla.
10 May 2018, Angela Wanhalla will talk on ‘New Zealand’s GI War Brides’ to the Rotary Club of Dunedin.
4 April 2018, Angela Wanhalla, ‘I am writing to you for you to hear’: Māori Women, Politics and Petitions in the 19th Century’, Ministry of Culture and Heritage Speaker Series 2018, National Library, Wellington.
11-13 December 2017, Violeta Gilabert presented at Emotions of Cultures/Cultures of Emotions: Comparative Perspectives, the inaugural conference of the Society for the History of Emotions (SHE), University of Western Australia, Perth.
4-5 December 2017, Angela Wanhalla presented ‘Mr & Mrs Flowers: Race, Marriage and Imperial Mobility’ at Garrison Towns in the 19th Century Symposium, Victoria University of Wellington.
29 November-1 December 2017, Inano Walter and Violeta Gilabert each presented on aspects of their Rutherford Discovery Fellowship-funded research at the biennial New Zealand Historical Association Conference, University of Auckland.
28-29 November 2017, Angela Wanhalla presented at the Related Histories: Studying the Contemporary Family conference (an ANU and Macquarie University partnership initiative), National Library of Australia, Canberra.
28 November 2017, Angela Wanhalla presented a paper on race and marital naturalisation during the Pacific War at the Subjects and Aliens: Histories of Nationality in Australia and New Zealand Symposium, University of Wollongong, Australia.
5 October 2017, Inano Walter presented ‘Māori women, Māori marriage customs and the Native Land Court, 1865 – 1908’ at the Pacific Voices Postgraduate Symposium, University of Otago.
3 July 2017, Angela Wanhalla presented at the ‘What God has joined together: Histories of Religion and Marriage’ Symposium, University of Newcastle, Australia.
9 May 2017, Angela Wanhalla presented ‘Affective Economies of Dispossession’ at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.
28 April 2017, Angela Wanhalla and Sarah Carter (University of Alberta) gave a seminar on Wiremu Colenso to the Centre for Research on Colonial Culture.
20-21 February 2017, Caring Histories Workshop, co-organised by Angela Wanhalla, Barbara Brookes and Jane McCabe, Hocken Collections, University of Otago.
18 November 2016, Violeta Gilabert presented ‘Marriage in A Man’s Country? Theorizing Conjugal Intimacy in Twentieth-Century Aotearoa/New Zealand’, at the Department of History and Art History Postgraduate Conference, University of Otago, Dunedin.
7-11 November 2016, Angela Wanhalla taught into ‘Global Histories of Love’, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
4-6 August 2016, Angela Wanhalla presented ‘Intimate relations: kin and community in southern New Zealand’, at the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association Conference, Hawaii.
15-17 February 2016, Making Women Visible: A Conference in Honour of Barbara Brookes, in concert with the Centre for Research on Colonial Culture, was a major national conference on New Zealand women’s history that celebrated the publication of a landmark book on the history of New Zealand women by Professor Brookes.
10-12 December 2015, Angela Wanhalla presented ‘Isaac Rhodes Cooper and the Politics of Intimacy on New Zealand’s colonial frontier’ at the Australian and New Zealand Law and History Conference, University of Adelaide.
24-25 August 2015, Dr. Laura Ishiguro (University of British Columbia) and Crystal Fraser (University of Alberta), visitors to Otago supported by the Rutherford Discovery Fellowship, participated in Unpicking the Tapestry: Children and Young People in Colonial Contexts Symposium, Hocken Collections, sponsored by the Centre for Research on Colonial Culture. Convened by Dr. Hugh Morrison.
20 August 2015, Colonial Families New Perspectives Symposium, University of Otago, convened by Angela Wanhalla and featuring four early-career speakers: Dr. Laura Ishiguro (University of British Columbia), Crystal Fraser (University of Alberta), Dr Jennifer Ashton (Auckland) and Erica Newman (University of Otago). This event and participation of these speakers was funded by the Rutherford Discovery Fellowship.
19 August 2015, Dr. Laura Ishiguro (University of British Columbia) and Crystal Fraser (University of Alberta), visitors funded by the Rutherford Discovery Fellowship, led a Postgraduate Workshop in the Department of History and Art History, University of Otago.
6-10 July 2015, Angela Wanhalla presented ‘Intermarriage, Mobility and Imperial Networks’ at the Australian Historical Association Conference, University of Sydney.
1-2 July 2015, New Zealand Sexual Histories: New Perspectives, a pre-read workshop co-sponsored by the Centre for Research on Colonial Culture, St Margaret’s College, University of Otago.
1 July 2015, Public Lecture by Professor Matt Cook (Birkbeck, University of London), Queer Domesticities: taking queer histories indoors, Burns 2, Arts Building, University of Otago from 5.15.. Professor Cook’s visit to New Zealand was supported by the Rutherford Discovery Fellowship.
7-8 February 2015. Angela Wanhalla participated in the Eugenics in British Contexts Symposia, University of Otago, giving a paper on ‘Debating Clause 21: ‘Eugenic Marriage’ in New Zealand’.
5 March 2015, Angela Wanhalla gave a public lecture called ‘The Making of Empire: Race and Intimacy in the Colonial World’, Distinguished Visitor Series, University of Alberta, Edmonton.
20-21 November 2014, Angela Wanhalla participated in Rethinking Native Spaces Workshop, Otakou Marae, co-sponsored by the Monash Indigenous Centre and the Centre for Research on Colonial Culture. She presented a paper on ‘Indigenous Women, Mobility and Colonial Life’.
7-11 July 2014, Angela Wanhalla participated in a Plenary Panel on ‘Violence and the Intimate Frontier’ at the Australian Historical Association, University of Queensland, Brisbane.