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The abstracts for the keynote speakers for the upcoming Reflections on the commoration of World War One conference are now available on the conference page.

The Colours of Memory: the racial politics of the centennial commemoration


There will be three WWI themed lectures presented as part of the 2018 Canterbury Historical Association lecture series. 

13 March 2018 7th Annual Geoff Rice Lecture

Emeritus Professor Geoff Rice, 'Fresh Answers to Old Puzzles: on the Centenary of the 1918 influenza pandemic'

10 April 2018

David Littlewood: ‘Beyond Baxter and Briggs: Attitudes Towards Military Service Among New Zealand’s Great War Conscripts’

9 October 2018

Canterbury Museum's exhibition Exhibition: Canterbury and World War One: Lives Lost, Lives Changed opened on 30 November 2017.  The displays follow the experiences of Cantabrians who served on the battlefields of Europe and the Middle East as well as those they left behind. The exhibition runs until 11 November 2018. Admission is free.

The Air Force Museum of New Zealand has a new exhibition.

The First World War was the most destructive conflict the world had ever seen. Over four years, the political map of Europe was redrawn and empires and governments were overthrown. 17 million people died and 20 million more were injured in mind or body.

The call for papers for Canterbury 100's upcoming conference has now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract. The committee looks forward to reading your submissions.

Saturday 2 September, 1pm, Lecture Theatre 105, Law Building, University of Canterbury

A symposium hosted by the Department of Art History & Theory, free entry

Exploring visual practices of remembrance in Aotearoa New Zealand during the decade after the end of World War One, this symposium examines the production and consumption of commemorative images and objects in national and local contexts, and public and private settings.

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.