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2016 Schools Days

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This month, the History Society was fortunate to be able to participate in a series of Schools Day visits to local Auckland secondary schools to discuss history. Over 4 days, 10 of our members attended these events and spoke about why they study history.

Re-O Week

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Re-O Week is fast approaching – come and visit us at the Clubs Expo to sign up, chat about history and get free stuff. The Expo is being held in the Re Centre between 9:30-4pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (19th, 20th, 21st July). We are also holding a debate/social event on level 3 of the Short Street building, date TBA. If you have any questions, please email contact@uoahistory.co.nz.

History, Myth, and Blackmail: New Zealand and the Armenian Genocide

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Our first event is being held next week and it would be great to see you all there. A talk is being held on Friday, June 10, from 5:30pm to 6:30pm in the Owen Glen Building room: 260-040B. After the talk, we will be heading out for some drinks, and yes, there will be a bar tab.

The talk will be given by journalist, James Robins, about his current study on the Armenian Genocide. He has an article on the subject published by the NZ Herald, which you can read here. Please see his blurb for the talk below:

For the last century, the Turkish Republic has denied that more than one million Armenians were systematically exterminated between 1915-1918. Yet Anzac soldiers witnessed the genocide in progress, ordinary New Zealanders risked their lives to rescue survivors and give generously for their relief.  How does this impact on our remembrance of the First World War? And has the Anzac ‘special relationship’ been poisoned by denial?