Towards a Post-Foundational History of the Treaty of Waitangi

Date/Time: Fri 13 Apr / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Location: Monash University, Room E561, (Menzies Building) 20 Chancellors Walk, Clayton Campus

School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies (SoPHIS)

History Seminar Series

Towards a Post-Foundational History of the Treaty of Waitangi

In this paper I will argue that most accounts of New Zealand’s famous Treaty of Waitangi of 1840 resemble foundational histories, consider what a post-foundational history of the Treaty could comprise and discuss what this might offer.

Professor Bain Attwood is Professor of History at Monash University. He had held visiting fellowships or professorship at the Australian National University, Cambridge and Harvard, and is the author of several monographs, and the editor or co-editor of several books, including most recently (with Lauren Benton and Adam Clulow), Protection and Empire: A Global History (Cambridge University Press, 2018). He had recently completed a book manuscript tentatively entitled Claiming Possession: Sovereignty, Property and the Making of Native Title in a Colonial World.

Friday 13th April

12:00pm – 1:00pm

E561, Fifth Floor, East Wing
Menzies Building
20 Chancellors Walk
Clayton Campus

For more information, please contact Jocelyne Mohamudally on 9905 2223.

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