UC SPARK - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Professor Katie Pickles

School of Humanities and Creative Arts

Fields of Research

  • Postcolonial and Transnational history
  • Women's and feminist history
  • Immigration history
  • Kiwi culture
  • New Zealand history
  • Canadian history
  • Earthquake research
  • Environmental history

Researcher Summary

My work is in the often overlapping research areas of female imperialism,
heroines in history and the construction of colonial and national identities (Transnational Outrage: the Death and Commemoration of Edith Cavell, Palgrave 2007/2015; Female Imperialism and National Identity, Manchester University Press, Studies in Imperialism paperback edition 2009; and a series of articles on New Zealand women heroines). My 2009 essay ‘Transnational Intentions and Cultural Cringe: History Beyond National Boundaries’ established my position as an historian of Canada with new ideas. Generally, I have published a set of book chapters and journal articles that engages with the leading historiography of New Zealand, Australia and Canada as settler societies. In this area, a co-edited volume with Catharine Coleborne on 'New Zealand's Empire' s was published by Manchester University Press, Studies in Imperialism in 2015. I have published in the top journals in my area of expertise, in particular Gender and History and the NZ Journal of History. I am an Australasian section editor for the journal History Compass. I serve on the editorial board of the New Zealand Journal of History and New Zealand Women's Studies Review. I am currently producing a major work on the global examination of heroines in history. I have a longstanding research focus on Christchurch, with Christchurch Ruptures, BWB, published in 2016. I have a co-edited volume, History:Making a Difference, due for publication soon.

Subject Area: Disciplines

Research Projects

Research Groups

Equipment

Student Supervision

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  • Masters - Hughey-Cockerell N: Christchurch Heritage (2014)
  • Completed
  • PhD - Gordon-Burns D: Tainui Women's Oral Histories (2014)
  • PhD - Le Couteur C: Medical History of Dr Hercus (2014)
  • PhD - Wanhalla A: Transgressing the Boundaries: A History of the Ngai Tahu Families of Maitapapa (2004)
  • PhD - Woods M: Integrating the Nation: Gendering Maori Urbanisation and Integration, 1942-1969 (2002)
  • Masters - Benbow H: New Zealand Foreign Correspondents and the British World 1880-1939 (2009)
  • Masters - Benbow HL: New Zealand Foreign Correspondents and the British World 1880-1939 (2009)
  • Masters - Dowling S: Female Imperialism: The History of the Victoria League in Canterbury (2004)
  • Masters - Fox K: Dames and Knights: a History of the Honours System (2005)
  • Masters - Gush N: The Beauty of Health (2003)
  • Masters - Hayes K: The work of Sandra Coney (2014)
  • Masters - Hynes G: Patriotism and Propaganda during the First World War (2013)
  • Masters - Jensen A: History of the fin de siecle 'New Man' (2014)
  • Masters - McCurdy D: Feminine Identity and the Girl Peace Scout Movement (2000)
  • Masters - Stringer K: History of Charitable Aid in 19th Century Otago (2014)
  • Masters - Wanhalla A: Gender, Race and Colonial Identity: Women and Eugenics in New Zealand 1918-1939 (2001)
  • Masters - Whiteside H: Women and Respectability in Lytellton, 1849-1900 (2007)
  • Masters - Woods M: Re-producing the Nation: Women Making Identity in New Zealand, 1906-1925 (1998)
  • Honours - Bates A: Maori Land March 1975 (2014)
  • Honours - Hayes K: The place of race in the 1970s and 1980s feminist movement (2013)
  • Honours - Hughey-Cockerell N: History of the Seebrook MacKenzie Centre (2013)
  • Honours - Jensen A: Feminism in the 1990s using Ms Magazine (2012)
  • Honours - Kos J: 19th Century trout fishing in Canterbury (2013)
  • Honours - Owen E: 2002-Honours-Owen, Emily (2002)

Research/Scholarly/Creative Works

Authored Books
  • Pickles K. (2016) Transnational Outrage: The Death and Commemoration of Edith Cavell. Springer. 277.
  • Pickles K. (2015) Transnational Outrage: The Death and Commemoration of Edith Cavell (paperback edition). Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 277pp-277pp.
  • Pickles K. (2009) Female imperialism and national identity: Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (paperback edition). Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press. 209pp-209pp.
  • Pickles K. (2002) Female imperialism and national identity Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire. Manchester University Press Studies in Imperialism.
  • Pickles K. (1900) Christchurch ruptures. Wellington: Bridget Williams Books. 198.
Edited Volumes
  • Pickles K., Fraser L., Hill M., Murray S. and Ryan G. (Ed.) (2017) History Making a Difference: New Approaches from Aotearoa. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 1-290.
  • Pickles K. and Coleborne C. (Ed.) (2015) New Zealand's Empire. Manchester: Manchester University Press. 288pp-288pp.
  • Monger D., Murray S. and Pickles K. (Ed.) (2014) Endurance and the First World War: Experiences and Legacies in New Zealand and Australia. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 313pp.
  • Fraser L. and Pickles K. (Ed.) (2002) Shifting Centres: Women and Migration in New Zealand History. Dunedin: University of Otago Press. 224pp.
  • Pickles K. (Ed.) (1998) Hall of Fame: Life Stories of New Zealand Women. Christchurch: Clerestory Press. 280pp.
Journal Articles
  • Pickles CG. (2012) Reference Points. The Silver Bulletin (July): 10-11.
  • Pickles K. (2011) The Obvious and the Awkward: Postcolonialism and the British World. New Zealand Journal of History 45(1): 85-101.
  • Fox K. and Pickles K. (2005) Success in Their Own Right: Dames on Top of the New Zealand Royal Honours System, 1917-2000. History Now 11(1 and 2): 24-30.
  • Pickles K. (2005) A Link in 'The Great Chain of Empire Friendship': The Victoria League in New Zealand. Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History 33(1): 29-50.
  • Pickles K. (2005) Colonial Sainthood in Australasia. National Identities 7(4): 389-408.
  • Pickles K. (2004) Locating Widows in Mid-Nineteenth Century Pictou County, Nova Scotia. Journal of Historical Geography 30(1): 70-86.
  • Pickles K. (2002) Coffee, Tea and Spinsters' Sprees: Female Imperialism in Sherbrooke and the Eastern Townships. Journal of Eastern Townships Studies 21: 73-97.
  • Pickles K. (2002) Kiwi Icons and the Re-Settlement of New Zealand as Colonial Space. New Zealand Geographer 58(2): 5-16.
  • Pickles K. (2002) Moot Point: A Long Look at New Zealand Immigration. History Now 8(4): 5.
  • Pickles K. (2001) Colonial Counterparts: The First Academic Women in Anglo-Canada, New Zealand and Australia. Women's History Review 10(2): 273-297.
  • Pickles K. (2001) Commentary on Michael Peters' "Cultural Studies and the Future of 'Culture'". New Zealand Sociology 16(2): 55-58.
  • Pickles K. (2001) Empire Settlement and Single British Women as New Zealand Domestic Servants during the 1920s. New Zealand Journal of History 35(1): 22-44.
  • Pickles K. (2001) Exceptions to the Rule: Explaining the World's First Women Presidents and Prime Ministers. History Now 7(2): 13-18.
  • Pickles K. (2000) Exhibiting Canada: The 1928 English Schoolgirl Tour. Gender Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography 7(1): 81-96.
  • Pickles C. (1998) Forgotten colonizers: the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (IODE) in the Canadian North. The Canadian Geographer 42(2): 193-204.
  • Pickles K. (1997) Edith Cavell - heroine: no hatred or bitterness for anyone? History Now 3(2): 1-8.
Chapters
  • Pickles CG. (2017) Introduction: History Making a Difference. In Pickles CG (Ed.), History Making a Difference: New Approaches from Aotearoa: xi-xiv. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Pickles K. (2016) Workers and Workplaces: Industry and Modernity. Southern Capital: Christchurch: Towards a City Biography 1850-2000: iv-lvii. Christchurch: Canterbury University Press.
  • Pickles K. (2015) Naturalising Nightingale in the Ashburton Domain: the Florence Nightingale Memorial Tree and Tablet. In Cooper A; Paterson L; Wanhalla A (Ed.), The Lives of Colonial Objects: 236-241. Dunedin: Otago University Press.
  • Pickles K. (2015) Southern Outreach: New Zealand claims Antarctica from the 'heroic era' to the twenty-first century. In Pickles K; Coleborne C (Ed.), New Zealand's Empire: 229-244. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
  • Pickles K. and Coleborne C. (2015) Introduction: New Zealand's empire. In Pickles K; Coleborne C (Ed.), New Zealand's Empire: 1-10. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
  • Monger D., Murray S. and Pickles K. (2014) Introduction. In Monger D; Murray S; Pickles K (Ed.), Endurance and the First World War: Experiences and Legacies in New Zealand and Australia: xii-xiii. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Pickles K. (2013) Postcolonial Environments. In Pawson E; Brooking T (Ed.), Making a New Land: Environmental histories of New Zealand: 261-276. Dunedin: Otago University Press.
  • Jones C., Montelle C., Pratt A., Pickles K., Rack U., Holdaway RN., Pelser PB. and Sykes WR. (2011) Exploration & Discovery. In Jones C; Matthews B; Clement J (Ed.), Treasures of the University of Canterbury Library Christchurch: Canterbury University Press.
  • Pickles K. (2009) Colonisation, Empire and Gender. In Byrnes G (Ed.), The New Oxford History of New Zealand: 219-241. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Pickles K. (2009) Transnational Intentions and Cultural Cringe: History Beyond National Boundaries. In Dawson M; Dumitt C (Ed.), Contesting Clio's Craft: 141-161. London: Centre for the Study of the Americas.
  • Pickles K. (2007) Kilts as Costumes: Identity, Resistance and Tradition. In Labrum B; McKergow F; Gibson S (Ed.), Looking Flash: Clothing in Aotearoa New Zealand: 41-58. Auckland: Auckland University Press.
  • Pickles K. (2006) Claiming Cavell: Britishness and Memorialization. In Buckner PA; Francis RD (Ed.), Canada and the British world: culture, migration, and identity: 157-173. Vancouver: UBC Press.
  • Pickles K. (2006) From Wasteland to Playground: Bottle Lake Forest Park. In Gentry K; Mclean G (Ed.), Heartlands: New Zealand historians write about where history happened: 223-236. Auckland: Penguin.
  • Pickles K. (2005) The Old and New on Parade: Mimesis, Queen Victoria and Carnival Queens on Victoria Day in Interwar Victoria. In Pickles K; Rutherdale M (Ed.), Contact Zones: Aboriginal and Settler Women in Canada's Colonial Past: 272-291. Vancouver: UBC Press.
  • Pickles K. (2004) Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (IODE). In Hallowell G (Ed.), Oxford Companion to Canadian History: 111. Don Mills: Oxford University Press.
  • Pickles K. (2004) Landscape, Memory and Female Imperialism: The Australian Memorialisation of Edith Cavell. In Darian-Smith K; Grimshaw P; Lindsay K; Macintyre S (Ed.), Exploring the British World: 271-294. Melbourne: RMIT Publishing.
  • Pickles K. (2002) Pink-Cheeked and Surplus. In Fraser L; Pickles K (Ed.), Shifting Centres: Women and Migration in New Zealand History: 63-80. Dunedin: Otago University Press.
  • Pickles K. and Fraser L. (2002) Shifting Centres: an Introduction. In Fraser L; Pickles K (Ed.), Shifting Centres: Women and Migration in New Zealand History: 9-14. Dunedin: University of Otago Press.
  • Pickles K. (2000) New Zealand: people and society since 1918. Atlas Plate in Geographica. In Hesp Patrick (Ed.), Geographica: the complete illustrated reference to New Zealand and the World: 66-67. Sydney: Random House Australia.
Conference Contributions - Published
  • Pickles K. (2005) Thinking Beyond Celebration: Woman Icons, Feminism and History. Women's History Revisited: Historiographical Reflections on Women and Gender in a Global Context: 20th International Congress of Historical Sciences, 8-9 Jul 2005.
  • Pickles K. (2001) Patriarchal War and the Execution of Edith Cavell. Christchurch, New Zealand: New Zealand Women's Studies Association Conference, 1 Jun 2001. : 205-210.
  • Pickles K. (1995) Staunch, Imperial and Female: of Moments recalled Drinking Tea with the IODE. Queen's University, Ontario, Canada: Paper/Scissors/Rock: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Nationalism, Empire and Post-colonialism, 26 May 1995. In Proceedings Jacques Critchley, David Feeney, Neil Hanlon and M: 27-38.
Other
  • Pickles CG. (2017) Jocelyn Robson, Radical Reformers and Respectable Rebels:how the two lives of Grace Oakeshott defined an era. Book Review. Social History January
  • Pickles CG. (2016) Book Review of Barbara Brookes Making Women Visible. New Zealand Books 26,2(114): 21.
  • Pickles CG. (2016) Book review of Tony Ballantyne Webs of Empire. Journal of Historical Geography 53: 115-116.
  • Pickles CG. (2016) City's Radical Past is Suddenly Hip Again. Press: 9. [newspaper article].
  • Pickles CG. (2016) Jean Batten, the Kiwi Wonder Woman. Press: 9. [Newspaper article].
  • Pickles K. (2015) Carol Dyhouse, Girl Trouble: Panic and Progress in the History of Young Women. London and New York: Zed Books, 2013; 352pp. Women's Studies Journal 29(2): 70-71. [Book Review].
  • Pickles K. (2015) Helen May, Baljit Kaur, and Larry Prouchner, Empire, Education, and Indigenous Childhoods: Nineteenth Century Missionary Infant Schools in Three British Colonies. Book Review. Historical Studies in Education 27(1): 153-155.
  • Pickles K. (2015) Jenny Carlyon and Diana Morrow, Changing Times: New Zealand Since 1945. Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2013; 576pp. New Zealand Journal of History 49(2): 197-198. [Book Review].
  • Pickles K. (2014) Charlotte Macdonald, Strong, Beautiful and Modern: National Fitness in Britain, New Zealand, Australia and Canada, 1935-1960. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2013; 240pp. Britain and the World VII(II): 288-290. [Book Review].
  • Pickles K. (2013) Colonial Context Behind Suffrage. The Press 19 Sep 2013 [Newspaper Article].
  • Pickles K. (2013) Gillard's fate leaves a nasty taste. The Press 8 Jul 2013: 13. [Newspaper Article].
  • Pickles K. (2013) Patricia M.E. Lorcin 'Historicizing Colonial Nostalgia: European Women's Narratives of Algeria and Kenya 1900 - Present'. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 2012. The American Historical Review 118(5): 1496-1497. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ahr/118.5.1496. [Book Review].
  • Pickles K. (2013) Ron Palenski, The Making of New Zealanders. Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2012; 304. Australian Historical Studies 44(3): 479. [Book Review].
  • Pickles K. (2013) Vincent O'Malley, The Meeting Place: Maori and Pakeha Encounters, 1642-1840. Journal of Canadian Studies December: 280-283. [Book review].
  • Pickles K. (2012) Frances Walsh, Inside Stories: A History of the New Zealand Housewife 1890-1975. Auckland: Godwit, 2011; 375pp. New Zealand Journal of History 46(1): 92-94. [Book Review].
  • Pickles K. (2012) Frozen land etched on Kiwi psyche. The Press(3 Oct 2012) [Newspaper Article].
  • Pickles K. (2012) Hawkes Bay quake lessons for Christchurch. The Press(27 Sep 2012) [Newspaper article].
  • Pickles K. (2012) Thinking outside of the Square. The Press 23 March 2012 [Newspaper article].
  • Pickles K. (2011) A Word Out Of Place? The Press(19 Jul 2011) [Newspaper article].
  • Pickles K. (2011) Graeme Davison, Pat Jalland and Wilfrid Prest (eds), Body and Mind: Historical Essays in Honour of F.B. Smith. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2009. ix + 243pp. Australian Economic History Review 51(3): 322-324. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8446.2010.00315.x. [Book Review].
  • Pickles K. (2011) The cult of earthquakery. Sunday Star Times(4 Sep 2011): 13. [Newspaper Column].
  • Pickles K. (2011) The Dress Circle: New Zealand Fashion Design Since 1940 by Lucy Hammonds, Douglas Lloyd Jenkins and Claire Regnault. Auckland: Godwit, 2010. New Zealand Journal of History 45(2): 253-255. [Book Review].
  • Pickles K. (2011) Why Canterbury needs celebrities. Sunday Star Times(29 May 2011) [Newspaper Article].
  • Pickles K. (2010) Fiona Paisley, Glamour in the Pacific: Cultural Internationalism and Race Politics in the Women's Pan-Pacific. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2009. International History Review 32(2): 385-387. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07075332.2010.482822. [Book Review].
  • Pickles K. (2010) Radical spirit beneath surface of city. The Press(21 Sep 2010) [Newspaper Article].
  • Pickles K. (2009) Cecilia Morgan, 'A Happy Holiday': English Canadians and Transatlantic Tourism, 1870-1930. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2008. The International History Review 31(3): 647-649. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07075332.2009.9641168. [Book Review].
  • Pickles K. (2009) Sarah Carter, The Importance of Being Monogamous: Marriage and Nation Building in Western Canada to 1915. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2008. BC Studies 160(Winter 2008/09): 125-127. [Book Review].
  • Pickles K. (2008) Lisa Chilton, Agents of Empire: British Female Migration to Canada and Australia, 1860s-1930. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007. Canadian Historical Review 89(3): 421-422. [Book Review].
  • Pickles K. (2008) Liz Millward, Women in British Imperial Airspace, 1922-1937. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2008. New Zealand Journal of History 42(2): 230-232. [Book Review].
  • Pickles K. (2008) Lynda Mannik, Canadian Indian Cowboys in Australia: Representation, Rodeo and the RCMP at the Royal Easter Show, 1939. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2006, xi+196pp. International Journal of the History of Sport 25(1): 121-123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09523360701701739. [Book Review].
  • Pickles K. (2007) Gender, Modernity, and the Popular Press in Inter-War Britain. By Adrian Bingham, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. 271pp. Journal of Social History 40(3): 778-779. http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/jsh.2007.0063. [Book Review].
  • Pickles K. (2006) C. Haig-Brown and D.A. Nock, eds. With Good Intentions: Euro-Canadian and Aboriginal Relations in Colonial Canada. Vancouver and Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006, 376pp. American Review of Canadian Studies 36(3): 521-522. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02722010609481405. [Book Review].
  • Pickles K. (2006) R.G Fuchs and V.E. Thompson, Women in Nineteenth-Century Europe. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005, 208pp. South African Historical Journal 55: 243-245. [Book Review].
  • Pickles K. (2006) Ralph Pettman (ed.), New Zealand in a Globalising World. Wellington: Victoria University Press, 2005. Pacific Affairs 79(1 (Spring 2006)): 162-163. [Book Review].
  • Pickles K. (2005) Book Review of Marilyn Waring, In the Lifetime of a Goat, History Now, 10: 3 and 4, 2005, 36-7.
  • Pickles K. (2005) Book Review of Phillip Buckner (ed) Canada and the End of Empire, American Historical Review, December 2005, 1520-21.
  • Pickles K. (2005) Book Review of Tammy Proctor, Female Intelligence: Women and Espionnage in the First World War. The Journal of British Studies, 44: 4, 2005, 895-896.
  • Pickles K. (2004) Book Review of Eric Pawson and Tom Brooking (eds) Oxford Environmental History of New Zealand. History Now 1(10): 25-26.
  • Pickles K. (2004) Book Review of John Crawford and Ian MacGibbon (eds) "One Flag, One Queen, One Tongue: New Zealand, The British Empire and the South African War". History Now 2(10): 24-26.
  • Pickles K. (2004) Book Review of Mark Moss, Manliness and Militarism: Educating Young Boys in Ontario for War. American Historical Review(Oct 2004): 1218-1219.
  • Pickles K. (2004) Book Review of Swarna Jayaweera (ed) Women in Post-Independence Sri Lanka. Journal of Asian Studies 63(2): 535-536.
  • Pickles K. (2003) Book Review - "Who Was That Woman?: The Australian Women's Weekly in the Postwar Years" by Susan Sheridan, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, 2001. Women's History Review
  • Pickles K. (2003) Book Review - “Communities of Women”. Edited by Barbara Brookes and Dorothy Page. History Now
  • Pickles K. (2003) Book Review - “Domestic Service in Australia”. By Barry Higman. Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2002. Australian Economic History Review 43(3): 307-309.
  • Pickles K. (2002) Book Review - "European Feminism 1700-1950: a Political History". By Karen Offen. Stanford University Press, Stanford, 2000. History Now
  • Pickles K. (2002) Book Review - "On the Edge of Empire". By Adele Perry. University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 2001. The Journal of New Zealand History 36(1): 115-116.
  • Pickles K. (2002) Book Review - "The Gendered Kiwi". Edited by Caroline Daley and Deborah Montgomerie. Auckland University Press, Auckland, 1999. Women's History Review 11(3): 539-541.
  • Pickles K. (2002) Book Review - “Fur Nation: From the Beaver to Brigitte Bardot”. By Chantal Nadeau. Routledge, London and New York, 2001. The Journal of Historical Geography 28(4): 638.
  • Pickles K. (2002) Book Review - “Rural Canterbury: Celebrating its History”. Edited by Garth Cant and Russell Kirkpatrick. Daphne Brasell Associates Ltd and Lincoln University Press, Wellington, 2001. History Matters
  • Pickles K. (2002) Book Reviews - “Doing Out Bit: New Zealand Women Tell Their Stories of World War Two”. Edited by Jim Sullivan. HarperCollins, Auckland, 2002, and “High Flyers: Celebrating the Extraordinary Women of the RNZAF 1977-2002”. Penguin, Auckland, 2002. New Zealand Books 12(5)
  • Pickles K. (2002) Review essay of Dianne Bardsley's The Land Girls, and Deborah Montgomerie's The Women's War. History Now 8(3): 18-20.
  • Pickles C. (2001) Book review of On the Edge of Empire. By Adele Perry. University of Toronto Press, Toronto 2001. The Journal of New Zealand History 36(1): 115-116.
  • Pickles K. (2001) Book review of Girls and Women, Men and Boys: Gender in Taradale 1886-1930. By Caroline Daley. Auckland University Press, Auckland 1999. New Zealand Women''s Studies Journal 17(2): 151-154.
  • Pickles K. (2000) Book review of Anne Frank: The Biography. By Melissa Muller. Bloomsbury, London 1999. History Now 6(1)
  • Pickles K. (2000) Book review of 'Fragments: Essays in Social and Cultural History.' By Bronwyn Dalley and Bronwyn Labrum, Auckland University Press, Auckland, 2000. The New Zealand Journal of History: 270pp.
  • Pickles K. (1999) Book review of 'Alice: The Making of a Woman Doctor 1914-1974'. by Fay Hercock. Auckland University Press, Auckland, 1999. The New Zealand Journal of History: 283pp.
  • Pickles K. (1999) Book Review of Maureen Birchfield's 'She Dared to Speak: Connie Birchfield's Story", Dunedin: University of Otago Press, 1998. History Now 5(1)
  • Pickles K. (1998) Book review of 'Diana' by Julie Burchill. Weidenfeld and Nicholson, Hodder Moa Beckett, 240 pp. In The Press. Saturday 10 October 1998. Weekend Press - Saturday 10th October 1998: 11.
  • Pickles K. (1997) Book review of 'My Hand Will Write What My Heart Dictates': The Unsettled Lives of Women in Nineteenth Century New Zealand as Revealed to Sisters, Family and Friends, edited by Frances Porter and Charlotte Macdonald with Tui MacDonald. Auckland University Press. History Now 3(1): 45-47.
Conference Contributions - Other
  • Pickles CG. (2016) Guest Speaker: Objects in the Landscape: Finding Christchurch's Ruptured Past. Christchurch, New Zealand: Australasian Society for Historical Achaeology (ASHA) Annual Conference, 30 Sep 2016
  • Pickles CG. (2016) Women's Suffrage: Thinking globally, nationally and locally. Christchurch, New Zealand: New Zealand History Teachers' Association Conference, 11-12 Jul 2016
  • Pickles K. (2015) Christchurch Ruptures Five Ways. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand: New Zealand Historical Association Biennial Conference (NZHA), 2-4 Dec 2015
  • Pickles K. (2015) Emotions of Outrage and Horror: The Death and Commemoration of Edith Cavell. Stout Centre for New Zealand Studies, Wellington, New Zealand: History of Emotions Conference, 3-5 Sep 2015
  • Pickles K. (2014) Christchurch Ruptures: History, Memory and the Future. Christchurch, New Zealand: Sociological Association of Aotearoa New Zealand Annual Conference (SAANZ), 3-5 Dec 2014
  • Pickles K. (2014) Edith Cavell - Famous Nurse of the First World War. Wellington, New Zealand: The Experience of a Lifetime: People, Personalities and Leaders in the First World War: The Centenary History of New Zealand and the First World War, 22-24 Aug 2014
  • Pickles K. (2014) Elementally United?: The Case of Canterbury's Nor'west Wind. Dunedin, New Zealand: Elemental Histories, 31-31 Oct 2014
  • Pickles K. (2013) For the Good of the Environment? New Zealand Claims Antarctica. University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand: New Zealand Historical Association Biennial Conference 2013 (NZHA), 20-22 Nov 2013
  • Pickles K. (2013) Memories of a City. Christchurch, New Zealand: Seismics and the City 2013, 21-21 Mar 2013
  • Pickles K. (2013) Of Wood and Stone: The Florence Nightingale Memorial Tree and Plaque, Ashburton Domain, Canterbury. University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand: Colonial Objects Conference, 11-13 Feb 2013
  • Pickles K. (2011) The past in tense times: Christchurch's historical turn. University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand: New Zealand Historical Association Conference, 16-18 Nov 2011
  • Pickles K. (2010) Blowing Hot Air: Canterbury's Nor'west Wind. Christchurch, New Zealand: New Zealand Geographical Society Conference (NZGS), 5-8 Jul 2010
  • Pickles K. (2008) The Creation and Commemoration of Heroines in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Minneapolis, MN, USA: 14th Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, 12-15 Jun 2008
  • Pickles K. (2007) Mind the Gap: Working Across Canadian and New Zealand History. University of London, UK: Rethinking Canadian History, 17-18 May 2007
  • Pickles K. (2007) Transnational Intentions and Cultural Cringe: History Beyond National Boundaries. Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand Historical Association (NZHA) Conference 2007, 23-25 Nov 2007
  • Pickles K. (2005) Female Imperialism in the British World. University of Auckland, New Zealand: British World Conference IV, 13 Jul 2005
  • Pickles K. (2004) Cultural Narratives of Settlement and Identity in the British World: Panel Participant. Melbourne, Australia: British World III History Conference, 2 Jul 2004
  • Pickles K. (2004) Landscape, Memory and Female Imperialism: The Australian Memorialisation of Edith Cavell. Melbourne, Australia: British World III History Conference, 2 Jul 2004
  • Pickles K. (2004) The Māori 'Grace Darlings': Empire and Sea Heroines. Dunedin, New Zealand: Gender and Empire Workshop, 28 Oct 2004
  • Pickles K. (2003) Colonial Sainthood in Australasia. University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand: NZHA Conference, 27 Nov 2003
  • Pickles K. (2003) Landscape and Memory Loss at the Colonial Edge. University of Auckland, New Zealand: International Congress of Historical Geographers' Conference, 9 Dec 2003
  • Pickles K. (2003) Memory, Colonial Identity and the Martrydom of Nurse Edith Cavell. Calgary, Alberta, Canada: British World II Conference, 9 Jul 2003
  • Pickles C. (2002) One Flag, One Throne, One Empire: The Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (IODE) and Women's Part in the Making of the Imperial Past. Cape Town, South Africa: British World Conference, 9 Jan 2002
  • Pickles C. (2001) Bottle Lake: from Site of Discard to Environmental Playground. Christchurch, New Zealand: New Zealand Historical Association Conference, 1 Dec 2001
  • Pickles C. (2001) Canada in New Zealand. University of Cantebury, Christchurch, New Zealand: ACSANZ Regional Conference, 30 Jun 2001
  • Pickles K. (2001) Queen Victoria, Victoria B.C., Beauty Queens and Mimesis. University of Cantebury, Christchurch, New Zealand: Canada in New Zealand, ACSANZ Regional Conference, 30 Jun 2001
  • Pickles K. (2001) Queen Victoria's Legacy: Twentieth Century Female Imperialism. Ballarat: Australasian Victorian Studies Association Conference, 2 Feb 2001
  • Pickles K. (2000) Jenny Shipley's Sisters?: A History to Date of the World's First Women Presidents and Prime Ministers. University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand: Communities of Women Conference, 30 Jun 2000
  • Pickles K. (1999) Pink-Cheeked and Surplus: British Women as New Zealand Domestic Servants During the 1920s. University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand: New Zealand Historical Association Conference, 3 Dec 1999
  • Pickles K. (1999) United Geographies' 'Surplus' British Women to Canada, New Zealand and Australia in the 1920s. Massey University, Albany, New Zealand: The Association for Canadian Studies in Australia and New Zealand Canadian Studies Symposium, 21 Aug 1999
  • Pickles C. (1998) Sweeping Away the Communist Stain': The Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire and Canadian Cold War Democracy. University of Melbourne, Australia: Women and Human Rights, Social Justice and Citizenship IFRWH International Federation for Research in Women''s History Conference., 30 Jun 1998
  • Pickles K. (1998) Imperial Spinsters: Academic Women and Professionalism in 1920s Anglo-Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia: ACSANZ 1998 Conference. Diversity in Australia, Canada and New Zealand: Challenges and Opportunities, 9 Jul 1998
  • Pickles K. (1998) Imperial Spinsters: Academic Women and Professionalism in 1920s Anglo-Canada, Australia and New Zealand. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand: History Workshop: Race, Health and Sexuality in the Colonial/Imperial World, 25 Jun 1998
  • Pickles K. (1997) Surplus' British Women and the 1922 Empire Settlement Act. University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia: Second Joint Institute of Australian Geographers and New Zealand Geographical Society Conference, 28 Jan 1997
  • Pickles K. (1995) Combating the Imaginary Communist: Recasting Canadian Cold War Democracy. UQAM, Montreal: Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, 2 Jun 1995
  • Pickles K. (1995) Other than stone and mortar': The War Memorials of the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire. Chicaco, IL, USA: Association of American Geographers' Annual Meeting, 4 Mar 1995
  • Pickles K. (1994) All ardent propagandists for the Great Dominion': the 1928 English Schoolgirl Tour of Canada. San Francisco, CA, USA: Association of American Geographers' Annual Meeting, 29 Mar 1994
  • Pickles K. (1994) Knitting Tuques and Citizenship: the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire in the Canadian North. Wilfried Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada: Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, 17 May 1994
  • Pickles K. (1993) Imperial Daughters. Carleton University, Ottawa: Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Conference, 1 Jun 1993
  • Pickles K. (1991) Exposing Buried Experience: The Lives of Girls and Women in Mid-Nineteenth Century Pictou County, Nova Scotia. Queen's University, Ontario, Canada: Learned Societies and Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, 1 Jun 1991
Oral Presentations
  • Pickles CG. (2016) Christchurch Ruptures - History and Future. Rangiora, New Zealand: U3A North Canterbury.
  • Pickles CG. (2016) Culture, Hegemony and Landscape: What might post-quake Christchurch and the death and commemoration of Edith Cavell possibly have in common? Diamond Harbour, New Zealand: Diamond Harbour and Districts Historical Association.
  • Pickles CG. (2016) New Zealand Culture and History. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand: Ohio State University Global May.
  • Pickles CG., Wallace R., Crofskey S., Fox C. and Hayward B. (2016) How are we doing, Christchurch? Panel discussion. Christchurch, New Zealand: Word Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival 2016.
  • Pickles K. (2016) Christchurch Ruptures. Canterbury Workers' Education Association.
  • Pickles K. (2016) Forum: City Milestones and Millstones. Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Pickles CG. (2015) Kate Sheppard and Women's Suffrage. Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Pickles K. (2015) A Mysterious Canterbury Historical Association Explained. Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Pickles K. (2015) Kate Sheppard and Women's Suffrage. Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Pickles KCG. (2015) Panel: Gallipoli - Three Perspectives. Canadian War Museum.
  • Pickles CG. (2014) Horses, Bicycles and the First World War: A Cantabrian Tail. Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Pickles CG. (2014) Horses, Bicycles, Everyday Life and War and Society in Canterbury. Wigram Airforce Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Pickles CG. (2014) It Happened Here: Canterbury and the Living Legacy of Kate Sheppard. Canterbury Women's Club, Kate Sheppard House and Garden.
  • Pickles CG. (2014) Kate Sheppard and Suffrage. Canterbury Branch, New Zealand Society of Genealogists.
  • Pickles CG. (2014) Marie Curie: Mover and Shaker. Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Pickles CG. (2014) New Zealand Claims Antarctica: Making Elsewhere a Part of the Nation. University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.
  • Pickles CG. (2014) The Secrets of Success. Christchurch Girls' High School, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Pickles K. (2014) Gone but not Forgotten? Memory and the City of Christchurch. Family History Society of New Zealand: Harold Raines Memorial Lecture.
  • Pickles CG. (2013) Christchurch History: Changing Times, Changing Memories. Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Pickles CG. (2013) Heroines of Wellbeing. St Stephen's Church, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Pickles CG. (2013) Memories of a City. The Canterbury Club, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Pickles CG. (2013) Out with the Old?: Constructing Postcolonial Environments. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Pickles CG. (2013) Radical Heroines. St Stephen's Methodist Church, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Pickles CG. (2013) Technological Heroines. St Stephen's Methodist Church, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Pickles CG. (2013) Warrior Heroines. St Stephen's Methodist Church, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Pickles K. (2013) Ethics and History: Disagreeing with the Past. Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Pickles K. (2013) Gender and Ethics. Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Pickles K. (2013) History and Mega Cities. St Andrew's College, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Pickles K. (2013) Spiritual Heroines. St Stephen's Methodist Church, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Pickles K. (2013) Women, Politics, Power. Christchurch.
  • Pickles CG. (2012) Kiwi Heroines: Rediscovering our fore-mothers. Christchurch, New Zealand: Family History Society of New Zealand (FHSNZ).
  • Pickles CG. (2012) Lostscapes of Christchurch Urban History. Christchurch, New Zealand: PechaKucha Night.
  • Pickles CG. (2012) Munted, but sure to rise: Post-quake Christchurch history. Palmerston North, New Zealand: Te Manawa Museum Historical Society.
  • Pickles CG. (2012) Over and out? Doing urban history in post-quake Christchurch. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand: Canterbury Historical Association.
  • Pickles CG. (2012) Sea stories of collision: How Grace Darling and Huria Matenga became entangled in Kiwi mythology. Christchurch, New Zealand: New Zealand Society of Genealogists, Canterbury Branch.
  • Pickles CG. (2012) Women's emancipation: A transnational perspective on a national tradition. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand: Platform Arts Festival.
  • Pickles CG. (2011) Sensing the Past: Canterbury's Formidable Nor'West Wind. Rangiora: NZSG Waimakariri Branch.
  • Pickles CG. (2010) On the relationship between postcolonial and British world approaches to history. History: History Department Seminar.
  • Pickles K. (2010) Christchurch City Council and Ministry of Women's Affairs Suffrage Day Address. Rydges Hotel, Christchurch, New Zealand: Christchurch City Council Suffrage Day Reception.
  • Pickles K. (2009) Introducing Kate Sheppard. Christchurch Anglican Cathedral: Suffrage Day Celebration Service, 15 Apr 2010.
  • Pickles K. (2009) Where now for Women's History in the 21st Century? Bishop Julius Hall, University of Canterbury: Bishop Julius Ex-Students Assocation Annual Address, 13 Apr 2010.
  • Pickles K. (2009) Women, Death and Commemoration: The Transnational History of Nurse Edith Cavell. University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand: Margaret Avery Memorial Lecture 2009, 22 Apr 2010.
  • Pickles K. (2008) Drowning and rescue narratives. Christchurch, New Zealand: Invited New Zealand History Lecture Series, U3A Rutherford, 01 Dec 2008.
  • Pickles K. (2008) The Taming of the Ingham Twins and Second Wave Feminism in the 1990s. Dunedin, New Zealand: Gender Studies Seminar, University of Otago, 01 Apr 2008.
  • Pickles K. (2008) Who was that heroine?: The multiple biographies of Edith Cavell. Christchurch, New Zealand: U3A Okeover, 01 Jul 2008.
  • Pickles K. (2008) Women and Immigration. Christchurch, New Zealand: Lecture for Family History Society of New Zealand, 01 Sep 2008.
  • Pickles K. (2007) Horses, Hospitals and Edith Piaf: Explaining the Commemoration of Edith Cavell. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand: Festival of History, 01 Jun 2006.
  • Pickles K. (2005) A Brief History of New Zealand. Christchurch Polytechnic: St Bonaventure University visiting students, 13 Oct 2005.
  • Pickles K. (2005) The M?ori Grace Darling': Gender, Empire and Sea Heroine Huria Matenga. University of Canterbury: School of History Seminar Series, 26 Jul 2005.
  • Pickles K. (2004) Colonial Sainthood in Australasia: Mary MacKillop and Suzanne Aubert. School of History: Canterbury Historical Association, 30 Jul 2004.
  • Pickles K. (2004) Kiwi Heroines. Selwyn House School: Lecture, 15 Nov 2004.
  • Pickles K. (2004) We aren't patriotic enough are we? Christchurch: WEA lecture, 07 Apr 2004.
  • Pickles K. (2004) Women's Success. Blokes and Manliness: Response to John Tamihere. National Radio: Panel Discussion, 16 Nov 2004.
  • Pickles K. (2003) An evening with Shifting Centres, Panel chair, Christchurch Books and Beyond Festival. 26 Sep 2003.
  • Pickles K. (2003) Colonial Sainthood in Australasia. Department of History Seminar Series, 06 Oct 2003.
  • Pickles K. (2003) Pink-Cheeked and Surplus: Single British Women�s Inter-War Migration to New Zealand. Western Christchurch WEA, 08 Jul 2003.
  • Pickles K. (2003) Settler-Newcomer Relations in Colonial New Zealand: Three Murders. Lecture to 200 level history students at the University of British Columbia, 17 Oct 2003.
  • Pickles K. (2003) Shifting Centres at the Books and Beyond Festival. Plains FM radio programme Women on Air: 16 May 2003.
  • Pickles K. (2003) Writing a Branch History. Christchurch College of Education: New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women Triennial Conference, 01 Aug 2003.
  • Pickles CG. (2002) Pink Cheeked and Surplus: Single Women's Inter-War Migration to New Zealand. Christchurch.
  • Pickles CG. (2002) Pink-Cheeked and Surplus: Single Women's Inter-War Migration to New Zealand. Christchurch.
  • Pickles K. (2002) Pink-Cheeked and Surplus: Single British Women�s Inter-War Migration to New Zealand. Bishopdale and Waimakariri Branches of the New Zealand Genealogical Society.
  • Pickles CG. (2001) Canadian and New Zealand Women Workers. Victoria University of Wellington.
  • Pickles CG. (2001) Queen Victoria's Legacy. Christchurch.
  • Pickles CG. (2000) Busts of Stone and Abutments of Schist: Edith Cavell and Mapping the Forgetting of a Colonial Past. University of Canterbury.
  • Pickles CG. (2000) Canadian Historical Geography and the Martyrdom of Nurse Edith Cavell. University of British Columbia.
  • Pickles CG. (2000) Explaining the World's First Women Presidents and Prime Ministers. Bishop's University, Canada.
  • Pickles CG. (2000) Imperial Spinsters: The First Academic Women in Anglo-Canada, New Zealand and Australia. Montreal.
  • Pickles CG. (2000) Research Methods. Bishop's University, Canada.
  • Pickles CG. (2000) The Growth of New Zealand Identity. Christchurch.
  • Pickles K. (2000) Busts of Stone and Abutments of Schist: Edith Cavell and Mapping the Forgetting of a Colonial Past. Montreal.
  • Pickles K. (2000) Placing Women in Urbanization. University of British Columbia.
  • Pickles CG. (1999) Edith Cavell - Martyred at Dawn. U3A Okeover.
  • Pickles CG. (1999) Is Second Wave Feminism History? Christchurch.
  • Pickles CG. (1999) Kiwi Sheilas and Jokers, Maori Maidens and Warriors and the Re-Settlement of New Zealand Since British Colonisation. University of Kansas.
  • Pickles CG. (1999) National Council of Women 2000+. Forum Presentation. Christchurch, Knox Church.
  • Pickles CG. (1999) Pink-Cheeked and Surplus: 'Race', Empire and British Women as New Zealand Domestic Servants During the 1920s. University of Canterbury.
  • Pickles CG. (1999) Women and the Cold War in Canada. Simon Fraser University, Vancouver.
  • Pickles CG. (1999) Women in Post-Graduate Studies. Panelist. University of Canterbury.
  • Pickles K. (1999) Colonial Feminism in New Zealand. Lincoln University.
  • Pickles CG. (1998) Leaps, Bounds and Continuity in New Zealand Women's Lives Through the 20th Century. Christchurch.
  • Pickles K. (1998) Kiwi Icons and the Re-Settlement of the Nation. University of Canterbury.
  • Pickles CG. (1997) Re-remembering Edith Cavell: Naming, Memory and Empire. University of Canterbury.
  • Pickles CG. (1997) Surplus' British Women as New Zealand Domestic Servants During the 1920s. Christchurch.
  • Pickles CG. (1997) Waves of Outrage', 'Thrills of Horror' and the Death of Edith Cavell. University of Otago.
  • Pickles CG. (1996) Standpoint Feminism and the History of Colonialism. University of Canterbury.
  • Pickles CG. (1995) Toward a New Zealand Women's/Feminist History of National Identity. University of Canterbury.
  • Pickles K. (1995) The Everyday as Hegemonic: Thoughts on 20th Century Anglo-Celtic Canadian Identity. University of Canterbury.
  • Pickles CG. (1994) All Ardent Propagandists for the Great Dominion': The 1928 English Schoolgirl Tour of Canada. McGill University, Montreal.