Tag: Historiography

  • What I’m Reading – VLOG#5

    Correspondence of Wiremu Tamehana, AJHR 1865: AtoJs Online — Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives — 1865 Session I — E-11 RETURN OF THE CORRESPONDENCE SIGNED OR PURPORTING TO BE SIGNED BY WILLIAM THOMPSON TE WAHAROA, ETC. (natlib.govt.nz) Tony Ballantyne, NZJH, 2011: New Zealand Journal of History – document (auckland.ac.nz)

  • What I’m Reading – VLOG #4 – Interpreting te Tiriti o Waitangi

    After my post last week critiquing some content on the treaty from the new Aotearoa New Zealand Histories curriculum, I was asked to explain my take on the treaty translation issue. I continue to do historical research and writing on the texts and contexts of the treaty of Waitangi (or te Tiriti o Waitangi), and […]

  • What I’m Reading – VLOG #2

    Here’s the second instalment of my blog talking about what I’m reading and my reflections on the material: this week continues reflections on Maori peacemaking and the effects of Christian missionary work on peacemaking methods and opportunities. Books: Angela Ballara, Taua (Penguin, 2003); Ross Calman, Life of Te Rauparaha (AUP, 2020); and L Rogers, ed., […]

  • Legacies of Empire #1: academic debates

    Recent conversations about the good, bad, ugly and indifferent legacies of the British Empire… The debate about the legacies of the British empire does not go away. Various academic projects are devoted to it, while public discourse usually responds reactively to contemporary issues and debates such as Black Lives Matter. This blog series will highlight […]

  • Notes on Colonial-Imperial knowledge formation

    A number of scholars of British India have sought to understand the ways in which British power was exercised through constructing knowledge about Indian societies, including their histories and literatures, languages and geographies. At one end of the spectrum, intellectual followers of Edward Said argue that the British imposed their own knowledge and cultural forms on […]

  • Books

    My first books have arrived by courier from the fantastic Massey Library Distance Service! Here’s the list: Origins of nationality in South Asia: patriotism and ethical government in the making of modern India / C.A. Bayly Imperial meridian: the British empire and the world, 1780-1830 / C.A. Bayly The Maori and New Zealand politics: talks […]