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Stories without End – Judith Binney

Stories without End – Judith Binney

Stories without End: Essays, 1975-2010 by Judith Binney, Bridget Williams Books, 424 pp, £30.00, May 2010, ISBN 978 1 877242 47 2 Read a review of the book on London Review of Books

Encircled Lands – Judith Binney

Encircled Lands – Judith Binney

Encircled Lands: Te Urewera, 1820-1921 by Judith Binney, Bridget Williams Books, 670 pp, May 2009, ISBN 978 1 877242 44 1  

C.K. Stead – Berlin Festival 2011

C.K. Stead – Berlin Festival 2011

C.K Stead talks about his experiences at the Berlin Festival, 30 Sep 2011 Write up of the ‘Woman of Words’ event at the October Gallery, 25 June 2011 The ‘Woman of Words’ event, co-hosted by the New Zealand Studies Network and…

NZSN Inaugural Conference 2012

NZSN Inaugural Conference 2012

This conference aims to examine the ‘making of New Zealanders’ in the past, present and future. It will focus on New Zealand and its many different cultures, exploring their origins, historical sources and influences, contemporary changes and future developments. It…

17 Feb 2012: Dr Hamish Campbell – ‘Zealandia The 7th Continent’

17 Feb 2012: Dr Hamish Campbell – ‘Zealandia The 7th Continent’

The sinking of Zealandia: the discovery and history of the 7th continent and implications for New Zealand New Zealand and New Caledonia are the emergent parts (This illustrated talk will explain how Zealandia came to be recognised, and how and…

Mar 2012: NZ music poetry and ideas at Kings Place

Mar 2012: NZ music poetry and ideas at Kings Place

March next year for a week-long festival of New Zealand music, poetry and ideas at Kings Place (Kings Cross London) The New Zealand String Quartet will be joined by two top New Zealand singers based in London, Jonathan Lemalu and Madeleine…

25 Jan 2012: NZ Reading Group – Kirsty Gunn

25 Jan 2012: NZ Reading Group – Kirsty Gunn

NZ Novelist Kirsty Gunn discusses her novel ‘The Boy and the Sea’ Wednesday 25th January 2012 6pm to 7.30pm BIRKBECK, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, GOR 122 in 43 Gordon Square WC1H 0PQ Kirsty Gunn is the Professor of Creative Writing atDundee University. She was…

2 Dec 2011: Peter Fitzwilliams

2 Dec 2011: Peter Fitzwilliams

FRIDAY 2nd December at 6pm Mutiny on the Bounty:What really happened? BIRKBECK, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, MAIN BUILDING, MALET ST, ROOM 131 (entrance on Torrington Square) With an interesting family background related to the Mutiny on the Bounty story, Peter Fitzwilliams…

25 Nov 2011: Colloquium: New Perspectives on NZ Cinema

25 Nov 2011: Colloquium: New Perspectives on NZ Cinema

  NEW PERSPECTIVES ON NEW ZEALAND CINEMA Thursday Nov 25th 2pm to 5pm room  G16 Malet St. A COLLOQUIUM FRIDAY 25 NOVEMBER  2.00–5.00  PM BIRKBECK, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, MAIN BUILDING, MALET ST, ROOM  G.16   (entrance on Torrington Square) SPEAKERS INCLUDE Professor Alistair…

25 Nov 2011: Professor Te Ahukaramu Charles Royal

25 Nov 2011: Professor Te Ahukaramu Charles Royal

Indigenous Music and Performing Arts: Recent Experiences in New Zealand The Making of the Modern Whare Tapere FRIDAY 25th NOVEMBER AT 6 PM BIRKBECK, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, MAIN BUILDING, MALET ST, ROOM 414 (entrance on Torrington Square) The NZSN will…

15 Nov- 3 Dec 2011: Taniwha Thames

15 Nov- 3 Dec 2011: Taniwha Thames

Directed by Stella Duffy 
15 November to 3 December 2011 Tuesday – Saturday The Oval House Theatre (2 mins from Oval tube). 
Details and tickets here A sea-monster, a water-spirit, a shape shifter, watching you, calling you, calling us.
There is a…

8 Nov 2011: David Hill

8 Nov 2011: David Hill

Date: Tuesday 8th November Time: 6 p.m. Room: 254 Malet St BIRKBECK, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, MAIN BUILDING, MALET ST, ROOM 254 (entrance on Torrington Square) David Hill is a New Zealander who writes YA fiction. He has published over 30…

6 Oct 2011: Gurrumul + Dewayne Everettsmith at the Barbican

6 Oct 2011: Gurrumul + Dewayne Everettsmith at the Barbican

  The platinum-selling indigenous Australian singer-songwriter returns with a new album, Rrakala Date: 6 October 2011 Time: 19:30 Barbican Hall Tickets: £12.50 – 22.50 subject to availability Geoffrey ‘Gurrumul’ Yunupingu is a platinum-selling indigenous Australian singer-songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist and an international musical phenomenon. Born…

28 Oct 2011: Alison Jones

28 Oct 2011: Alison Jones

Date: 28th October 2011 Time: 6pm Room: 251 Malet Street, Birkbeck (Off Torrington Square) Disciplining the Europeans: Earliest Maori engagement with pen, paper, school This illustrated talk gives an account of how Englishmen were invited by Maori leaders – who…

30 Sep 2011: C.K. Stead

30 Sep 2011: C.K. Stead

C.K. Stead: His recent work, the Berlin Festival and a reading  of poems Date: 30th September 2011 Time: 6pm Room: Rm 151 Malet Street, Birkbeck (Off Torrington Square) C.K. Stead, Professor Emeritus, University of Auckland, is the author of a…

16 Oct 2011: Katherine Mansfield Society’s 2nd Bday Lecture

16 Oct 2011: Katherine Mansfield Society’s 2nd Bday Lecture

How Katherine Mansfield Inspires Me Presented by Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Dame Margaret Drabble and Sally Vickers. Chaired by Kirsty Gunn. Sunday 16th October 2011, 2pm, 
The Open University, Camden Town, London, NW1 8NP KMS Birthday Lecture Poster 2011

16 Sep 2011: Gus Simonovic

16 Sep 2011: Gus Simonovic

Poetry Performance: Gus Simonovic from ‘Printable Reality’ Date: 16 September 2011 Time: 6pm Room: Malet St, Room 629, Birkbeck, main building (off Torrington Square) Places are limited, RSVP to Mary Ensor, (ensor.ressel@btinternet.com)  to avoid disappointment On 16th September, one of the best…

7 Sep 2011: Melissa Kennedy

7 Sep 2011: Melissa Kennedy

Trends and Silences: Recent New Zealand Fiction Date: 7th September 2011 Time: 6pm Room: 630 Birkbeck, Malet Street Building, entrance off Torrington Square Dr Melissa Kennedy, Nagoya University Japan Melissa will start with the conclusion of her recently published book, Striding…

25 Aug 2011: Dame Gillian Whitehead with poets Kevin Ireland and Jan Kemp

25 Aug 2011: Dame Gillian Whitehead with poets Kevin Ireland and Jan Kemp

New Zealand Studies Network PRESENTS ‘JOURNEYING AND HOMECOMING’     a talk by DAME GILLIAN WHITEHEAD THURSDAY 25th AUGUST AT  6 PM   BIRKBECK, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, MAIN BUILDING, MALET ST, ROOM  539  (entrance on Torrington Square) TO BE FOLLOWED BY…

29 Jul 2011: Seminar Denis Lenihan talks on Paddy Costello

29 Jul 2011: Seminar Denis Lenihan talks on Paddy Costello

Denis Lenihan on ‘Chasing Paddy Costello’ Friday 29th July, in the new building Malet St, Room G15 (entrance from Torrington Square)Paddy Costello was a brilliant diplomat and linguist. The first diplomat to report on Auschwitz, he also informed the west…

9 Jul 2011 – New Zealand Writers Read

9 Jul 2011 – New Zealand Writers Read

Fleur Adcock was born in New Zealand but has lived in England (with frequent return visits) ever since she arrived in London in 1963.  Her previous collections of poetry, now out of print, have been replaced by Poems 1960-2000 (Bloodaxe,…

8 Jul 2011: Video of launch address

8 Jul 2011: Video of launch address

Links to Emeritus Professor Andrew Sharp’s talk at the launch event of NZSN on 8th July below Keynote Address by Emeritus Professor Andrew Sharp “Special rights for Maori in New Zealand since 1980” Professor Andrew Sharp will discuss the reasoning…

8 Jul 2011: The Launch Event

8 Jul 2011: The Launch Event

       NEW ZEALAND STUDIES NETWORK (UK & IRELAND)  BIRKBECK, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON Friday 8th  July Keynote Address by Emeritus Professor Andrew Sharp “Special rights for Maori in New Zealand since 1980” Professor Andrew Sharp will discuss the reasoning behind the…

Andrew Sharp

Andrew Sharp

Andrew Sharp (July 2011) Special Maori rights in New Zealand since 1980 For PDF of paper click here

17 Jun 2011: Poetry reading by Brian Turner

17 Jun 2011: Poetry reading by Brian Turner

NEW ZEALAND STUDIES NETWORK  POETRY READING BY  BRIAN TURNER FRIDAY 17thJUNE AT  6 PM at BIRKBECK Brian Turner  is one of New Zealand’s leading poets. His first collection, Ladders of Rain (1978), won the Commonwealth Poetry Prize, and his sixth,…

25 Jun 2011 – Woman of Words: Katherine Mansfield by Virginia King

25 Jun 2011 – Woman of Words: Katherine Mansfield by Virginia King

This event is a celebration of Virginia King’s commission to construct a new sculpture of Katherine Mansfield in Wellington, New Zealand. Co-organised by the Katherine Mansfield Society and the New Zealand Studies Network (UK and Ireland), it will be hosted…

Rod Edmond

Rod Edmond

Professor Rod Edmond, Emeritus Professor of the University of Kent Routes South: reflections on 19th century migration from Britain to New Zealand and its aftermath   This talk consists of thoughts and gleanings from a book provisionally titled Routes South:…

18 Mar 2011: Emeritus Professor Rod Edmond

18 Mar 2011: Emeritus Professor Rod Edmond

New Zealand Studies Network presentation by: Professor Rod Edmond, Emeritus Professor of the University of Kent 18th March 2011 Routes South: reflections on 19th century migration from Britain to New Zealand and its aftermath This talk consists of thoughts and…