Talks

Launch of Hoard, a new volume of poems by Fleur Adcock, Black Gull Bookshop, East Finchley, 15 November, 2017

Launch of Hoard, a new volume of poems by Fleur Adcock, Black Gull Bookshop, East Finchley, 15 November, 2017 I’m delighted to be introducing poet Fleur Adcock’s latest collection, entitled Hoard and published by Bloodaxe Books. The autumnal cover of…

Pacific Waves Conference, Sussex University, 6-7 November 2015

Pacific Waves Conference, Sussex University, 6-7 November 2015 Moira Taylor This highly successful conference, convened by NZSN member Rehab Hosny Abdelghany and Emma Scanlan, both PhD candidates in the School of English at the University of Sussex, brought together a…

Harshan Kumarasingham paper

Open PDF and scroll down to read the paper on which Dr Harshan Kumarasingham based his recent talk ‘God’s Own Elective Dictatorship? Checks and Balances in New Zealand’.

Address at Fleur Adcock’s Festschrift launch, Keynes Room, Birkbeck, 43 Gordon Square, London, 14 February 2014

Address at Fleur Adcock’s Festschrift launch, Keynes Room, Birkbeck, 43 Gordon Square, London, 14 February 2014

(Click to hear a brief introduction from Rod Edmond, followed by Janet Wilson’s speech, the transcript of which is found below.) Janet Wilson, University of Northampton Welcome Everybody, especially to those who have come a long way (there are some…

Talk at the Dan Davin Centenary, Invercargill, 1 September 2013

Talk at the Dan Davin Centenary, Invercargill, 1 September 2013

It is wonderful to think of the centenary of Dan Davins’ birth being celebrated in his own home town of Invercargill, and I am honoured that you have invited me to say a few words on this occasion. Here in…

Remembering Dan Davin

Remembering Dan Davin

Celebration of Dan Davin’s Centenary at the Leviathan Hotel, Dunedin, 1 September 2013 Let me say that this celebration is one of which Dan himself would have approved — wholeheartedly. He would have wanted be here too, at this pub…

Professor Leslie Young – China’s Growth Dries Up

Professor Leslie Young – China’s Growth Dries Up

China’s growth momentum is now entrenched in its political economy, but will be destabilized by the resulting water shortages and pollution. Historically, China’s culture and institutions were shaped by the high social returns to large-scale water management, but today its…

‘From Medieval English to Postcolonial Studies’ by Janet Wilson, University of Northampton

‘From Medieval English to Postcolonial Studies’ by Janet Wilson, University of Northampton

To introduce this topic, I really have to start with my life at secondary school –i.e.  Wellington Girls’ College, Wellington—where I began developing an interest in languages as well as History and English, and studied Latin,  German and French,  and…

18 Jan 13: Paul Gough (audio)

18 Jan 13: Paul Gough (audio)

‘A charred and battered peninsula’: artistic reflections on the Dardanelles and other sites of memory Friday 18th January 2013 In an illustrated lecture Paul Gough reflects upon his sojourns in the 1990s in the memory-scapes of Gallipoli, exploring the charred…

The Annual Katherine Mansfield Birthday Lecture 2012

The Annual Katherine Mansfield Birthday Lecture 2012

The Annual Katherine Mansfield Birthday Lecture 2012 held at 43 Gordon Square Birkbeck, University of London, 14th October 2012 The third annual Katherine Mansfield birthday lecture, this year held on the very day of her birth on 14th October 1888,…

Report on Woman of Words

Report on Woman of Words

The event was co-hosted by the New Zealand Studies Network and the Katherine Mansfield Society and held on Saturday 25 June 2011 This event which took place during lunchtime at the October Gallery in Old Gloucester Rd., London, was a…

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…

Andrew Sharp

Andrew Sharp

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

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:…