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History That Hasn’t Happened Yet

September 28, 2014

There is a programme on Christchurch TV called Lynched. (For non-CTV viewers, I’m serious.) It’s an unjust title. So much so, it is only just for me to tell the host to have a sad one. I shouldn’t be surprised: Lynch is just aligning with his ‘classic talkback’ (racist) opinions.

September 14, 2014

Perhaps it’s a natural worry that comes with being a historian, but every time I hear an MP mention New Zealand’s history during a speech or policy announcement, I tend to feel a little uneasy.

August 18, 2014

Food is what we eat. It’s the calories that our bodies transform into energy. It’s simple. However, food, like most things throughout history, is politically loaded.

August 3, 2014

If you pick up traditional histories, you’re unlikely to encounter much in the way of vaginas.

July 13, 2014

I don’t know if it was my Catholic-school upbringing or my mother’s affinity for crystals and homeopathic remedies, but I’ve always had a lot of faith in, well, faith.

May 18, 2014

The internet has made us into faceless blog-hack drones. You all know that. We stopped reading books and proceeded to spend more time on our cellphones than we do talking to people at dinner.

April 6, 2014

I worry about bodies. I worry about my own. I worry about the bodies of friends.

March 24, 2014

The environmental movement is hardly new.

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