Dissent and the First World War Conference @ University of Wellington

Thursday 31st of August 2017 10:00am — Saturday 2nd of September 2017 5:00pm

Where: Rutherford House, Pipitea Campus

Hosted by the Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies and the Labour History Project, with support from The Ministry for Culture and Heritage, and The Archives and Records Association of NZ (ARANZ), this two day conference will cover a range of topics on dissent, and how the First World War divided New Zealand society in many ways. In the current commemorative climate little attention has been paid to the perceptions and actions of those who opposed the war.

The conference will open on Thursday 31 August at 5.30 pm with a public lecture by Keynote Cyril Pearce, from the University of Leeds, in the UK. (Lecture theatre 1, Rutherford House).

The conference dinner is informal and will be held at the Thistle Inn at 6.00pm on Friday 1 September.

Places are now fully booked but if you do wish to come, please advise as there may be cancellations. The cost is not included in the registration fee as people will pay individually on the evening. Cost is $60.00 for a two course meal.

To register for this conference please go to:



Thursday 31 August – Opening Lecture at 5.30pm to 6.30pm, Lecture Theatre 1, Rutherford House, Pipitea Campus.
Friday 1 September – registration opens at 8.00am.
Saturday 2 September – 9.00am to 4.00pm
Registration Fees:

Full Conference $140.00
One day $70.00
Student and Unwaged $70.00
One day Student/Unwaged $35.00
For further information click here or contact: deborah.levy@vuw.ac.nz