Centre for Research on Colonial Culture
University of Otago

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Miranda Johnson Senior Lecturer, History programme

Client Services Administrator

Sandra Burgess


A Centre with an international reputation for research excellence that leads to the production of new historical understandings of colonialism, colonial cultures, and empire in New Zealand, the Pacific and beyond.

Our goals are:

To facilitate new research about colonialism and its legacies through conferences, symposium, workshops, hosting visiting scholars and published research

To conduct innovative research that will produce critical histories of empire and colonialism and its legacies

To build relationships and collaborations with international research groups, key national cultural institutions, local heritage groups, and iwi/runaka

To actively disseminate research to iwi, policy makers, community groups and the cultural sector