Ngā Pūtahitanga / Crossings:

A Joint Conference of SAHANZ and the Australasian UHPH Group

Ngā Pūtahitanga / Crossings: A Joint Conference of SAHANZ and the Australasian UHPH Group

The 39th annual conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand

The 16th conference of the Australasian Urban History / Planning History Group

School of Architecture and Planning, University of Auckland, 25-27 November 2022

Abstracts were due in by 28 February 2022 and have now closed.

We received 115 abstracts, of which 104 have been accepted. In February, more than 2/3 of those who submitted abstracts said that they hope to attend the conference in-person.  We are therefore continuing to plan for a hybrid conference, with a full programme in Auckland including tours, a dinner and other networking opportunities.

Draft programme: Full days of presentations on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 November, plus a half-day (morning) on Sunday 27 November, followed by Sunday afternoon tours. We are planning two tour options: (i) a walking tour to Britomart, which is New Zealand’s largest heritage-led urban revitalisation project; and (ii) a bus tour for which details are currently TBC.

Keynote speaker/s TBC.

Paper Submission:

Those whose abstracts have been accepted are now welcome to develop their work as a paper of up to 5,000 words, including endnotes formatted using Chicago.  

  • Submit your paper to Julia Gatley at Name your Word document: ‘Paper_abridgedpapertitle.doc’. On page 1, include an abstract of no more than 300 words. 
  • Papers will be double-blind refereed. Please keep your paper blind for the refereeing stage.
  • Conference proceedings will be published online. Publication in the proceedings is optional. If you are aiming to have your paper published in the proceedings, please write it using the paper template.  If you are publishing your paper elsewhere, then there is no need to use the paper template. 
  • A selection of the papers that engage with the conference theme explicitly and/or critically will be published as an issue of Interstices: Journal of Architecture and Related Arts in 2023. Authors are asked to signal at the refereeing stage if they would like their paper to be considered for publication in the issue.

Registration Fees:

As per SAHANZ norms, every paper is expected to have a unique registration attached to it.  This means that if one author has both a sole-authored paper and a co-authored paper at the conference, then their co-author is also expected to register for the conference.


EARLY BIRD RATES (up to and including 13 October 2022)

Full registration (in-person) – $340 NZD

Student registration (in-person) – $240 NZD

Day registration (in-person) – $180 NZD

Virtual registration (attending online) – $150 NZD


STANDARD RATES (14 October 2022 and beyond)

Full registration (in-person) – $400 NZD

Student registration (in-person) – $280 NZD

Day registration (in-person) – $220 NZD

Virtual registration (attending online) – $200 NZD



Walking tour to Britomart – free

Bus tour – cost TBC

Conference dinner on the Saturday night – $80 NZD



30 July 2022 – Full papers due for refereeing

30 Aug 2022 – Paper reviews due

13 Oct 2022 – Last day for Early Bird registrations 

21 Oct 2022 – Final titles and abstracts due; and speakers to have paid their registration fees

25-27 Nov 2022  Conference in Auckland

6 January 2023    Final papers due (for those wishing to publish in the proceedings or in Interstices)


Elizabeth Aitken Rose

Julia Gatley

Academic Committee:

David Beynon, University of Tasmania

Deidre Brown, University of Auckland

Rob Freestone, University of New South Wales

Kate Hislop, University of Western Australia

David Kroll, University of Adelaide

Andrew Leach, University of Sydney

Robin Skinner, Victoria University of Wellington

Elizabeth Taylor, Monash University

Organising Committee:

Andrew Barrie, University of Auckland

Andrew Douglas, University of Auckland

Farzaneh Haghighi, University of Auckland

Susan Hedges, Auckland University of Technology

Gina Hochstein, University of Auckland

Renata Jadresin-Milic, Unitec Institute of Technology

Candida Rolla, University of Auckland

Amber Ruckes, University of Auckland

Nicola Short, University of Auckland


On SAHANZ, see

On the UHPH Group, see