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Professor Geoffrey Wayne Rice

School of Humanities and Creative Arts; History

Fields of Research

  • Historical biography
  • Medieval and early modern European history, especially the Crusades, the Renaissance and the French Revolution
  • Public and applied history
  • Social history of medicine in New Zealand
  • Earthquake research

Researcher Summary

Research interests include European diplomacy in the eighteenth century and the social history of medicine and New Zealand social history and biography.

Subject Area: Disciplines


Future Research

  • Biography
  • Urban history

Affiliations


Publications


  • Rice, G.W. (2012) Christchurch Crimes 1850-75: Scandal & skulduggery in port & town. Christchurch: Canterbury University Press. 232pp. (Authored Books)
  • Rice, G. (2011) All fall down: Christchurch's lost chimneys. Christchurch: Canterbury University Press. 120pp. (Authored Books)
  • Matthews, B., Pratt, A., Sitzia, E., Cookson, J. and Rice, G. (2011) Science & the Enlightenment. In C. Jones, B. Matthews and J. Clement (Ed.), Treasures of the University of Canterbury Library: 150-168, 243-245. Christchurch: Canterbury University Press. (Chapters in Books)
  • Clement, J., Rice, G., Matthews, B., Sitzia, E. and Palmer, J. (2011) Telling Stories. In C. Jones, B. Matthews and J. Clement (Ed.), Treasures of the University of Canterbury Library: 47-64, 230-232. Christchurch: Canterbury University Press. (Chapters in Books)
  • Rice, G.W. (2010) Defining Victoria Square. Christchurch: Canterbury History Foundation. 12pp. (Monographs)
  • Rice, G.W. (2010) The Life of the Fourth Earl of Rochford (1717-1781): Eighteenth-Century Anglo-Dutch Courtier, Diplomat and Statesman. Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press. 766pp. (Authored Books)
  • Wilson, N., Summers, J., Baker, M. and Rice, G. (2009) A bizarre case of drowning as a result of pandemic influenza (1918 pandemic). The New Zealand Medical Journal 122(1302): 92-94. (Journal Articles)
  • Rice, G.W. (2008) Black November: The 1918 influenza pandemic in New Zealand. Canberra, Australia: 2nd Australasian Pandemic History Symposium, 14 May 2008. (Conference Contributions - Full conference papers)
  • Rice, G.W. (2008) Christchurch Changing: An illustrated history. (2nd ed.). Christchurch: Canterbury University Press. (Authored Books)
  • Rice, G.W. (2008) Heaton Rhodes of Otahuna: The illustrated biography. (2nd ed.). Christchurch: Canterbury University Press. 383pp. (Authored Books)
  • Rice, G.W. (2008) Past and present pandemic planning in New Zealand. Canberra, Australia: 2nd Australasian Pandemic History Symposium, 14 May 2008. (Conference Contributions - Full conference papers)
  • Rice, G.W. (2008) Victoria Square, Christchurch, New Zealand: a microcosm of urban change. Caloundra, Australia: 9th Australasian Urban History/Planning History Conference, 5-7 Feb 2008. (Conference Contributions - Papers in published proceedings)
  • Rice, G. (2007) Death and Disease as Agents of Change in History. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand: Festival of History, 8 Sep 2007. (Oral Presentations)
  • McSweeny, K., Colman, A., Fancourt, N., Parnell, M., Stantiall, S., Rice, G., Baker, M. and Wilson, N. (2007) Was rurality protective in the 1918 influenza pandemic in New Zealand? The New Zealand Medical Journal 120(1256): 2579/1-6. (Journal Articles)
  • Rice, G. (2006) '2.1 Case one: using the statement of ethical values in a community setting' in 'Ethical Values for Planning for and Responding to a Pandemic in New Zealand: A Statement for Discussion'. National Ethics Advisory Committee, Wellington, New Zealand. 7-13. (Reports for External Bodies)
  • Rice, G.W. (2006) How Irish was New Zealand's Ulster-born prime minister Bill Massey? In B. Patterson (Ed.), Ulster-New Zealand Migration and Cultural Transfers (Ulster and Scotland Series, No. 2 ed.): 241-254. Dublin: Four Courts Press. (Chapters in Books)
  • Rice, G.W. (2006) Using the statement of ethical values in a community setting. In A. Moore (Ed.), Getting Through Together: Ethical Values for a Pandemic: 6-17. Wellington: National Ethics Advisory Committee. (Chapters in Books)
  • Rice, G. (2005) History and Pandemic Planning: Learning from the 1918 'Flu'. Auckland, New Zealand: Conversations Across Time and Place: The New Zealand Historical Association Biennial Conference, 24-27 Nov 2005. (Conference Contributions - Oral presentations)
  • Rice, G.W. (2005) Recent Work on the 1918 Influenza Pandemic. The University of Auckland, New Zealand: The 9th Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of History of Medicine, 16-19 Feb 2005. http://www.cce.auckland.ac.nz/conferences/index.cfm?P=5739. (Conference Contributions - Full conference papers)
  • Wilson, N., Rice, G.W., Thomson, G. and Baker, M. (2005) Re-evaluating a local public health control measure used in New Zealand for the pandemic influenza of 1918. NZ Medical Journal 118(1224): U1714. http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/118-1224/1714/. (Journal Articles)
  • Rice, G.W. (2004) Nassau van Zuylestein, William Henry van, fourth Earl of Rochford (1717-1781). In H.C.G. Matthew and B. Harrison (Ed.), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Volume 40: Murrell-Nooth ed.): 260-263. Oxford: Oxford University Press. http://www.oxforddnb.com/. (Chapters in Books)
  • Rice, G.W. (2003) Japan and New Zealand in the 1918 influenza pandemic: Comparative perspectives on official responses and crisis management. In H. Phillips and D. Killingray (Ed.), The Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918-19: New Perspectives: 73-85. London: Routledge. (Chapters in Books)
  • Rice, G. (2001) From Market Place to Victoria Square: Visual evidence for urban change. Christchurch, New Zealand: New Zealand Historical Association, Dec 2001. (Conference Contributions - Oral presentations)
  • Rice, G.W. (2001) Maori Health and Heaton Rhodes as Minister of Public Health, 1912-1915. The New Zealand Journal of History 35(2): 204-220. (Journal Articles)
  • Rice, G. (2001) Massey: The problem of the unlikable subject. Christchurch, New Zealand: New Zealand Historical Association, Dec 2001. (Conference Contributions - Oral presentations)
  • Rice,G. (2001) Starting Late: The Rhodes Brothers: Pioneers of Canterbury. In G. Cant and R. Kirkpatrick (Ed.), Rural Canterbury: Celebrating Its History: 28. Wellington: Daphne Brasell Associates and Lincoln University Press. (Chapters in Books)
  • Rice, G.W. (2000) Influenza Pandemic. In I. McGibbon (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Military History: 243. Auckland: Oxford University Press. (Chapters in Books)
  • Rice, G.W. (2000) James Lawrence Hay, 1888-1971. In C. Orange (Ed.), The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography: Volume 5 (1941-1960): 54-55. Auckland: Auckland University Press. (Chapters in Books)
  • Rice, G.W. (2000) James Lawrence Hay, 1888-1971. In C. Orange (Ed.), The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography: Volume 5 (1941-1960): 210-211. Auckland: Auckland University Press. (Chapters in Books)
  • Rice, G.W. (2000) Leslie Cecil Lloyd Averill, 1897-1981. In C. Orange (Ed.), The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography: Volume 5 (1941-1960): 22-24. Auckland: Auckland University Press. http://www.dnzb.govt.nz/dnzb/. (Chapters in Books)
  • Rice, G. (2000) Local History in New Zealand. In C. Kammen and N. Prendergast (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Local History: 342-343. Walnut Creek: AltaMira Press. (Chapters in Books)
  • Rice, G.W. (with assistance from Jean Sharfe). (1999) Christchurch Changing: an illustrated history. Christchurch: Canterbury University Press. 172. (Authored Books)
  • Rice,G. (1998) Arini Elizabeth Woodhouse and Philip Randal Woodhouse. In C. Orange (Ed.), The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography: 1921-1940: 572--574. Wellington: Bridget Williams Books/Department of Internal Affairs. (Chapters in Books)
  • Rice,G. (1998) George Gould. In C. Orange (Ed.), The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography: 1921-1940: 202--203. Wellington: Bridget Williams Books /Department of Internal Affairs. (Chapters in Books)
  • Rice,G. (1998) George Valdemar Skellerup. In C. Orange (Ed.), The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography: 1921-1940: 478. Wellington: Bridget Williams Books /Department of Internal Affairs. (Chapters in Books)
  • Rice, G.W. (1998) Japan and New Zealand in the 1918 Influenza Pandemic: comparative perspectives. Cape Town: Spanish Influenza Pandemic 1918-19, September 1998. (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Palmer, Edwina. and Rice, Geoffrey W. (1997) A honeymoon in Meiji Japan: the diary of Jessie Rhodes. The Journal of New Zealand Studies in Japan 4(December 1997): 63--94. (Journal Articles)