Considering postgrad study in 2013?

05 October 2012

Instead of rehashing the same information from secondary sources, be an innovator in your field and advance knowledge using the University’s rare and unique library collections.
Add your voice to scholarly conversations about New Zealand’s past by:

- Studying firsthand accounts from the trenches of WWI
- Exploring labour and industrial history through 19th century trade union and business records
- Investigating the impact of groups campaigning for social change, through the archives of many groups such as National Council of Women, Halt All Racist Tours and the Howard League for Penal Reform
- Probing the papers of Canterbury politicians and political parties such as Sir Geoffrey Palmer, Ruth Richardson, the NZ Labour and National parties
- Analyzing personal letters from the time of the New Zealand wars
- Using personal papers and art works to re-examine the lives of notable New Zealand academics, artists and writers such as Keri Hulme, Ngaio Marsh, Ursula Bethell and Leo Bensemann
- Questioning how student organisations shaped life in Christchurch through the archives of student groups such as University of Canterbury Drama Society and the Bishop Julius Hall Association
- Researching Christchurch’s built history through our comprehensive collection of architectural drawings
- Investigating how UC shaped the art scene in Christchurch using the School of Fine Arts records as well as personal papers and artworks from past teachers and students

Join librarians Erin Kimber and Dave Clemens and UC Art Collections Curator Lydia Baxendell to learn more about the collections held at UC and their postgrad research potential. Summer is a great time to investigate possible research topics in the archives, and we are eager to help you plan your project.

Where and When: Central Library Room 210, Tuesday 9 October, 12 p.m.
Please register your interest by emailing