Conference registration open

The 2019 AAHPSSS conference will be held from 13–15 November at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. This will be the first time the conference has been held in NZ for many years, and we are hoping that Australian delegates will make the effort to cross the Tasman for what will be an exciting and stimulating event! 

Click on this link to register .

Conference details

Dyason Lecture (Wed 13 November 6.30 - 8.00 pm)

Professor Pelling

The Dyason Lecturer this year will be Dr Margaret Pelling, who is currently an Associate Member of the Faculty of History at the University of Oxford. Dr Pelling is a former Senior Research Associate at the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine in Oxford. A former student of Professor Ding Dyason, after whom this event is named, Dr Pelling will be speaking about her relationship with Professor Dyason and providing an overview of her own career and achievements in the history of medicine and social history more generally.

Evening reception (Wed 13 November @ 5.00 pm)

The evening reception will take place on Wednesday 13 November from 5.00 to 6.30 pm prior to the Dyason Lecture. The reception will be catered, including canapés and a cash bar provided by Nosh Catering & Events.

Conference dinner (Thu 14 November @ 6.30 pm)

The conference dinner will be held at Milk & Honey Restaurant in Rankine Brown Building within the grounds of VUW, on Thursday 14 November at 6.30 pm. There is a separate fee of $65.00 for dinner, which attendees can pay upon registering. Because we need to confirm numbers one week in advance, it will not be possible to pay for the dinner at the conference.

The conference dinner consists of an all vegetarian dinner, including two mains, two side dishes, and freshly baked bread rolls and salted butter, along with petit fours.
Please note that drinks are not included in the banquet price so as to keep costs to a minimum. There will be an open bar with a full range of house wines, a selection of beers and soft drinks for guests to pay as they go.

A full menu is here:

Food and catering

For those attending the conference over the full three days, food and drink will be provided during the conference, and is included in the conference registration fee. This includes the conference reception on Wednesday evening, as well as morning and afternoon tea and lunch on the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. These will be served in the foyer outside the conference rooms, in the Alan MacDiarmid Building.

There are various options for eating on campus, which are listed here:

Postgraduate activities

Postgraduate students are especially encouraged to attend the conference. The conference program will include special sessions for postgraduates including a postgraduate workshop and mentoring session. In addition, the Ian Langham Prize will be awarded to the best presentation(s) by a current postgraduate student.

Ian Langham Bursary

Enrolled honours, postgraduate students and researchers with precarious employment from tertiary institutions outside Aotearoa New Zealand whose participation in the 2019 AAHPSSS conference has been formally accepted may apply for an Ian Langham Bursary. The Bursary is intended to help defray the costs of Trans-Tasman travel for attendees. If you are in possession of or entitled to receive travel funds through your research institution, we would appreciate that you make use of those travel funds.

Applications should include evidence of the proposed or accepted participation in the conference, a brief statement of need for the bursary, evidence of student enrolment/employment status and a quote from a travel agent to indicate expected travel costs. The Bursary covers travel costs only. It does not cover the costs of accommodation, meals or incidentals. The Bursary is paid as a reimbursement subsequent to the conference, upon provision of relevant receipts and bank account details. The deadline for provision of these is 20 December 2019.

The total funding for each application is capped at $500 and the number of bursaries provided is limited. Assessments will be made on the basis of how well the applicant's research engages with the purposes of AAHPSSS and the demonstrated need.

Applications for the Ian Langham Bursary close on Friday 11 October 2019, and should be addressed to the Secretary, Martin Bush Applications may be made earlier, conditional on the acceptance of the paper or workshop.