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A new exhibition displaying the work of Christchurch architect Samuel Hurst Seager (1855–1933) as the designer of New Zealand’s First World War battlefield memorials is now open in the Matariki Gallery at the University of Canterbury. 

The gallery is open 9-5pm, Monday to Friday.

The exhibition runs until 4 September 2017.

For more information click here.

The Call for papers for the New Zealand Historical Association's biennial conference are now open.

They welcome submissions along 2 main themes: Aotearo - New Zealand and Tāmaki Makaurau - Auckland.

More details are available on the conference website 

The final keynote for the Reflections Conference 22-23 November 2018 has been confirmed.

Dr. Santanu Das

We are pleased to announce our second keynote has been confirmed for the Reflections Conference 22-23 November 2018.

The first keynote speaker for the Reflections Conference on 22-23 November 2018 has been confirmed.

Dr. Tim Cook, C.M.

Canterbury 100 is hosting a conference in 2018. The call for papers is now up and keynotes will be announced shortly. 

You can read the call for papers here:

Our exhibition at the Air Force Museum will be closing in July 2017 to make room for exciting new projects. Come see the exhibition while it is still up.

Macmillan Brown Library have just made it easier to find archival collections for the First World War. Just go to our art and archives database, Kā Kohika and click on 'First World War' under popular topics. We have pulled together archival First World War content including digitised diaries, letters and photographs. Click on the thumbnail to view a photographic image, or you can click on 'view the document' to see text items such as diaries and manuscripts.

On 24 July 2016 at 2pm leading military historian Dr Chris Pugsley will speak about New Zealand role in the Great War in 1916.

About the film:25 April is an innovative feature documentary created to bring the story of the New Zealand experiences at Gallipoli (Turkey) to life for a modern audience through a reimagined world. Using graphic novel-like animation, 25 April brings First World War experiences out of the usual black and white archive pictures and into vibrant, dynamic colour.