Events

02/03/2017 - 5:30pm

Lecture by Kathleen Kuehn

The ubiquity of social media, digital apps and mobile technologies have turned ‘mapping’ into an everyday practice. We regularly ‘check in’, location-tag digital photos, create virtual maps, and publicise, write about and visually document our experience with and within space. As a result, the way we create, represent and think about space is constantly changing. As many commentators have noted, 'social mapping' activities enable individuals to redefine and re-present space in empowering and democratising ways.

13/03/2017 - 6:00pm

The first City Talks for 2017 features historian Ben Schrader, who discusses New Zealand’s urban history with his talk ‘The Big Smoke: New Zealand Cities 1840-1920’.

The pursuit of city life is one of the most important untold stories of New Zealand. Historian Ben Schrader’s The Big Smoke: New Zealand Cities 1840-1920 is the first comprehensive history to tell this story, presenting a dynamic and highly illustrated account of city life from 1840 to 1920.

05/03/2017 - 4:00pm
Historian Vincent O'Malley discusses his new book - The Great War for New Zealand: An account of war in Waikato between 1863 and 1864.

06/04/2017 - 2:00pm
The end of antibiotics – the end of modern medicine?
08/04/2017 - 10:30am
Max Harris and Shen Narayanasamy talk about how to change the world.
07/04/2017 - 12:00pm
Lloyd Geering has written about the cycling trips he undertook 80 years ago; mountain-biking enthusiast Laura Williamson has written The Bike and Beyond: Life on Two Wheels in Aotearoa New Zealand.
09/04/2017 - 3:00pm
A former Prime Minister and a working historian discuss the Waikato War at the Festival of Colour in Wanaka.