History resources

London Review of Books Online

This online edition of the London Review of Books is useful for reviews of recently released books.


  • New Zealand Historical Association (NZHA)

    The New Zealand Historical Association is the largest and longest standing professional organisation for historians in New Zealand. Membership is not restricted to professional activity, but is open to all who support the aims of the association. The annual subscription is NZ$20.00.

  • Professional Historians' Association of New Zealand/Aotearoa (PHANZA )

    PHANZA's website includes contract and funding information for historians looking for projects and for individuals or organisations that want histories written.

  • National Oral History Association of New Zealand (NOHANZ)

    The National Oral History Association aims to foster 'professional standards in oral history, and bringing together those interested in oral history.'

  • New Zealand History Teachers' Association

    A basic aim of the New Zealand History Teachers' Association is to encourage and promote the teaching of History in New Zealand's schools and colleges.

  • Australian Historical Association

    The Australian Historical Association is an organisation of historians, academic, professional and other, working in all fields of history. It publishes the twice-yearly Australian Historical Association Bulletin.

  • American Historical Association (AHA)

    The American Historical Association was founded in 1884 'for the promotion of historical studies, the collection and preservation of historical documents and artifacts, and the dissemination of historical research'. It is the largest historical society in the United States and serves as the umbrella organization for historians working in every period and geographical area.

  • Organization of American Historians

    The Organization of American Historians is 'the largest learned society devoted to the study of American history.'

Conference information

This History Conferences Worldwide site gives a comprehensive list of conferences which is constantly updated.

Libraries and archives

Download Resource Depositories for information and links to Libraries and Archives in Wellington, Britain and United States of America.

History Honours information

Download these documents for information on History Honours 2017 including suggested HIST 489 topics.

Master of Arts information form

For information regarding specific scholarships available to History MA students contact the Postgraduate Co-ordinator Catherine Abou-Nemeh in the first instance.

Research centres

  • Institute of Historical Research (IHR)

    The Institute of Historical Research, part of the University of London's School of Advanced Study, is an important resource and meeting place for scholars from all over the world. 'It contains an open-access library and a common room, publishes works of reference, administers a number of research projects and runs courses and conferences. It offers research fellowships to students nearing the completion of their doctorates, and administers other awards'.

  • Modern European History Research Centre

    The Modern European History Research Centre is located within Oxford University's Faculty of Modern History. It was established to sustain and enhance the research activities of scholars working in the field of modern (i.e. post-medieval) history of the continent of Europe.

  • Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies (RSPAS)

    The Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies is part of the Australian National University's Institute of Advanced Studies.

    Priority areas of the School are Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia and the Southwest Pacific. It has nine major disciplinary areas: Anthropology, Archaeology, Economics, History, Human Geography, International Relations, Linguistics, Political Science and Strategic & Defence Studies. Each of these disciplines supports a graduate training programme.

  • Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies, Victoria University of Wellington

    The Stout Research Centre 'was established ... in 1984 with the generous support of the Stout Trust, to encourage scholarly inquiry into New Zealand society, history and culture, and to provide a focus for the collegial atmosphere and exchange of ideas which enrich the quality of research.'

History programme writing guides

Writing History Essays is a comprehensive guide to essay writing published by the History programme.

The Hist 489 Guide to Writing Essays is specifically designed for students enrolled in the Honours Research Essay course

Suggested topics for Master's and PhD theses in history

See our suggested topics for MA and PhD theses in history page for a comprehensive list of suggested research projects.