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Beyond the Imperial Frontier Book Launch

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Thanks to all those who attended the launch last night. It was a great occasion. Here are a few photos of the evening.




Upcoming BWB Events

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Over the next six weeks, BWB has a range of events taking place around New Zealand:

Wednesday 24 September, Wellington

Book launch: Vincent O'Malley's Beyond the Imperial Frontier
5.30 pm, Vic Books, 1 Kelburn Parade, Wellington.

The launch will follow Vincent's JD Stout Lecture: The Waikato War: Myth, History and the ‘Art of Forgetting’, 4.10 p.m., Wednesday 24 September, McLaurin Lecture Theatre 103.

Monday 6 October, Auckland

Kirsty Gunn and Martin Edmond discussing their BWB Texts with Tom Rennie.
5.30pm, Auckland Central City Library.

Wednesday 8 October, Wellington

Kirsty Gunn's lunchtime walking tour of Thorndon. Starting at the Randell Cottage at 12.30pm, the tour winds its way across Thorndon to the Katherine Mansfield Birthplace.

In the evening, Kirsty Gunn discusses Thorndon with Charles Ferrall and Anna Jackson.
5.30pm, Tiakiwai Conference Centre, National Library of New Zealand.

Thursday 9 October, Wellington

Kirsty Gunn and Martin Edmond, in conversation wit…

Devastating Impact of the Waikato War Revisited

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J D Stout Lecture 2014: The Waikato War: Myth, History and the 'Art of Forgetting'

The JD Stout Lecture 2014
Vincent O’Malley JD Stout Fellow 2014
will present
The Waikato War: Myth, History and the ‘Art of Forgetting’
Collective memories, like individual ones, can be selective. We sometimes choose what we remember. And those choices are often instructive. But as scholars have also noted, there is an art to forgetting.
It can be more than simply the absence of memory. This talk surveys how the Waikato War has been remembered, or forgotten, historically and asks what this reveals about New Zealand’s foundational myths and narratives.

Date:               Wednesday 24 September 2014 Time:               4.10pm – 5.30pm Venue:             McLaurin Lecture Theatre 103 – North end of Cotton Building main corridor just before the Hub                         Gate 6, Kelburn Parade – Cotton Building main entrance                          Victoria University of Wellington