UC SPARK - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Professor Geoff 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

Research/Scholarly/Creative Works

  • Rice, G. and Ryman, F. (2015) Cricketing Colonists: the Brittan Brothers in Early Canterbury. Christchurch: Canterbury University Press. (Authored Books)
  • Rice, GW. (2014) Victoria Square: Cradle of Christchurch. Christchurch: Canterbury University Press. (Authored Books)
  • Rice, GW. (2014) Access to historical records in post-quake Christchurch. PHANZINE, Journal of the Professional Historians' Association New Zealand Aotearoa 4(2): 10-11. (Journal articles)
  • Rice, GW. (2013) Christchurch Crimes and Scandals, 1876-99. Christchurch: Canterbury University Press. (Authored Books)
  • Rice, GW. (2013) A disease deadlier than war. New Zealand Medical Journal 126(1378) (Journal articles)
  • Rice, GW. (2013) A Disease Deadlier Than War: Comment on recent research on the 1918 Influenza Pandemic. New Zealand Medical Journal 126(1378) (Journal articles)
  • Rice, GW. (2013) Nutrition and Disease: Lessons Learnt from Gallipoli. New Zealand Medical Journal 126(1378) (Journal articles)
  • Rice, GW. (2012) Christchurch Crimes 1850-75: Scandal & skulduggery in port & town. Christchurch: Canterbury University Press. (Authored Books)
  • Clement, J., Rice, G., Matthews, B., Sitzia, E. and Palmer, J. (2011) Telling Stories. Treasures of the University of Canterbury Library Christchurch: Canterbury University Press. (Chapters)
  • Matthews, B., Pratt, A., Sitzia, E., Cookson, J. and Rice, G. (2011) Science & the Enlightenment. Treasures of the University of Canterbury Library Christchurch: Canterbury University Press. (Chapters)
  • Rice, G. (2011) All fall down: Christchurch's lost chimneys. Christchurch: Canterbury University Press. (Authored Books)
  • Rice, GW. (2010) Defining Victoria Square. Christchurch: Canterbury History Foundation. (Authored Books)
  • Rice, GW. (2010) The Life of the Fourth Earl of Rochford (1717-1781): Eighteenth-Century Anglo-Dutch Courtier, Diplomat and Statesman. Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press. (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, GW. (2008) Black November: The 1918 influenza pandemic in New Zealand. 2nd Australasian Pandemic History Symposium, 14 May 2008 - 14 May 2008. (Conference - Other)
  • Rice, GW. (2008) Christchurch Changing: An illustrated history. (2nd ed.) Christchurch: Canterbury University Press. (Authored Books)
  • Rice, GW. (2008) Deciphering the Death Certificate: Causes of Death in the Past. From Coast to Coast: NZ. Genealogical Society, 30 May 2008 - 2 Jun 2008. (Conference - Published)
  • Rice, GW. (2008) Heaton Rhodes of Otahuna: The illustrated biography. (2nd ed.) Christchurch: Canterbury University Press. (Authored Books)
  • Rice, GW. (2008) Past and present pandemic planning in New Zealand. 2nd Australasian Pandemic History Symposium, 14 May 2008 - 14 May 2008. (Conference - Other)
  • Rice, GW. (2008) Victoria Square, Christchurch, New Zealand: a microcosm of urban change. 9th Australasian Urban History/Planning History Conference, 5 Feb 2008 - 7 Feb 2008. (Conference - Published)
  • 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): 1-6. (Journal articles)
  • Rice, G. (2007) Death and Disease as Agents of Change in History. (Oral Presentations)
  • 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'. 7-13. (Reports)
  • Rice, GW. (2006) Deceit and distraction: Britain, France, and the Corsican crisis of 1768. International History Review 28(2): 287-315. (Journal articles)
  • Rice, GW. (2006) How Irish was New Zealand's Ulster-born prime minister Bill Massey? Ulster-New Zealand Migration and Cultural Transfers: 241-254. Dublin: Four Courts Press. (Chapters)
  • Rice, GW. (2006) Using the statement of ethical values in a community setting. Getting Through Together: Ethical Values for a Pandemic: 6-17. Wellington: National Ethics Advisory Committee. (Chapters)
  • Rice, G. (2005) History and Pandemic Planning: Learning from the 1918 'Flu'. Conversations Across Time and Place: The New Zealand Historical Association Biennial Conference, 24 Nov 2005 - 27 Nov 2005. (Conference - Other)
  • Rice, GW. (2005) Black November: The 1918 Influenza Pandemic in New Zealand. (2nd ed.) Christchurch: Canterbury University Press. (Authored Books)
  • Rice, GW. (2005) Recent Work on the 1918 Influenza Pandemic. The 9th Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of History of Medicine, 16 Feb 2005 - 19 Feb 2005. (Conference - Other)
  • Rice, GW. (2005) Rhodes on Cashmere: A History of the Rhodes Memorial Convalescent Home, Christchurch, 1886-2001. Christchurch: Hawthorne Press. (Authored Books)
  • Rice, GW. (2005) Bags of Gold: Class, Business and Family in Late Nineteenth-Century Canterbury. History Now 11(1-2): 7-18. (Journal articles)
  • Rice, GW. (2005) Taumarunui's Black Flu Epidemic. Patients First: a history of Taumarunui Hospital: 40-43. Taumarunui: Taumarunui Hospital. (Chapters)
  • Wilson, N., Rice, GW., 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) (Journal articles)
  • Rice, GW. (2004) Lyttelton: Port and Town - An illustrated history. (1st ed.) Christchurch: Canterbury University Press. (Authored Books)
  • Rice, GW. (2004) Nassau van Zuylestein, William Henry van, fourth Earl of Rochford (1717-1781). Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Vol. 40: Murrell-Nooth: 260-263. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Chapters)
  • Rice, GW. (2004) Plague and Pestilence: Past and Present Threats to Human Populations. History Now 10(3-4): 17-24. (Journal articles)
  • Rice, GW. (2003) Japan and New Zealand in the 1918 influenza pandemic: Comparative perspectives on official responses and crisis management. The Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919: New Perspectives: 73-85. http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203468371. (Chapters)
  • Rice, GW. (Ed.) (2002) Christchurch in the Nineties: A Chronology of Events from The Press, 1990 to 2000. Christchurch: Hawthorne Press. (Edited Volumes)
  • Rice, G. (2001) From Market Place to Victoria Square: Visual evidence for urban change. New Zealand Historical Association, 1 Dec 2001 - 1 Dec 2001. (Conference - Other)
  • Rice, G. (2001) Massey: The problem of the unlikable subject. New Zealand Historical Association, 1 Dec 2001 - 1 Dec 2001. (Conference - Other)
  • Rice, G. (2001) The Annotated Biography of the Hon Sir R. Heaton Rhodes. Christchurch: Hawthorne Press. (Authored Books)
  • Rice, G. (2001) Conference Report: New Zealand's First Public History Conference. History Now 7(1) (Journal articles)
  • Rice, G. (2001) Starting Late: The Rhodes Brothers: Pioneers of Canterbury. Rural Canterbury: Celebrating Its History Wellington: Daphne Brasell Associates and Lincoln University Press. (Chapters)
  • Rice, GW. (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. (2000) Local History in New Zealand. Encyclopedia of Local History: 342-343. Walnut Creek: AltaMira Press. (Chapters)
  • Rice, GW. (2000) Crusaders as Cannibals: Reflections on Some Recent Books. History Now 6(2): 36-38. Book Review. (Other)
  • Rice, GW. (2000) Influenza Pandemic. The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Military History Auckland: Oxford University Press. (Chapters)
  • Rice, GW. (2000) James Lawrence Hay, 1888-1971. The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography: Volume 5 (1941-1960): 210-211. Auckland: Auckland University Press. (Chapters)
  • Rice, GW. (2000) James Lawrence Hay, 1888-1971. The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography: Volume 5 (1941-1960): 54-55. Auckland: Auckland University Press. (Chapters)
  • Rice, GW. (2000) Leslie Cecil Lloyd Averill, 1897-1981. The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography: Volume 5 (1941-1960): 22-24. Auckland: Auckland University Press. (Chapters)
  • Rice, G. (1999) Europe's Turning Point 1000. History Now 5(2): 17-20. (Journal articles)
  • Rice, GW. (1999) Christchurch Changing: an illustrated history. Christchurch: Canterbury University Press. (Authored Books)
  • Rice, G. (1998) Arini Elizabeth Woodhouse and Philip Randal Woodhouse. The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography: 1921-1940: 572-574. Wellington: Bridget Williams Books/Department of Internal Affairs. (Chapters)
  • Rice, G. (1998) George Gould. The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography: 1921-1940: 202-203. Wellington: Bridget Williams Books /Department of Internal Affairs. (Chapters)
  • Rice, G. (1998) George Valdemar Skellerup. The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography: 1921-1940 Wellington: Bridget Williams Books /Department of Internal Affairs. (Chapters)
  • Rice, GW. (1998) A Short History of the Canterbury Historical Association. (Reports)
  • Rice, GW. (1998) Japan and New Zealand in the 1918 Influenza Pandemic: comparative perspectives. Spanish Influenza Pandemic 1918-19, 9-1998. (Conference - Other)
  • Palmer, E. and Rice, GW. (1997) A honeymoon in Meiji Japan: the diary of Jessie Rhodes. The Journal of New Zealand Studies in Japan 4: 63-94. (Journal articles)
  • Rice, G. (1997) The impact of the Black Death on fourteenth century Europe, with special reference to England. Landfall in Southern Seas. 8th Australasian Congress on Genealogy and Heraldry, 19-6-1997. In Proceedings of the 8th Australasian Congress on Genealogy and Heraldry: 307-316. (Conference - Published)