Ngā Pūtahitanga / Crossings:

A Joint Conference of SAHANZ and the Australasian UHPH Group

Maori ūNrgā 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.  To date, 71 papers have been accepted through the double-blind refereeing process. The conference will run in hybrid mode, with more than 2/3 of those whose papers have been accepted advising that they will be attending in-person.  We are planning a full programme in Auckland with 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.  The SAHANZ AGM will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. (NZ time) on Friday 25 November. 

There are two tour options: (i) a walking tour to Britomart, which is New Zealand’s largest urban revitalisation project with a strong heritage focus; and (ii) a bus tour to Ihumātao, a significant cultural heritage landscape embedded with pūrākau (cultural narratives). It is one of Auckland’s longest continuously occupied papakainga (Māori village) that was confiscated by colonial forces in 1863, and was the site of a recent land dispute between Māori, the Crown and corporate developers. The visit will include a short talk and hikoi (walk) led by campaign activist Pania Newton and campaign heritage advisor Nicola Short. Ihumātao is near Auckland Airport and the bus will deliver people to the International Terminal by 4 p.m. and then return to the University of Auckland in Symonds Street. 

We are delighted to advise that Dr Ben Schrader, Victoria University of Wellington’s JD Stout Research Fellow for 2022, will present the conference keynote address. He will present from his current project on the history of heritage conservation in New Zealand.

The conference venue is the University Conference Centre at 22 Symonds Street.  In terms of hotels, the Pulman, on the corner of Princes Street and Waterloo Quadrant, and the Quadrant Hotel, also on Waterloo Quadrant, are both nice and close to the University; Hotel De Brett is an interesting adaptive reuse project nearby; and the Hotel Britomart will appeal to those who enjoy top-end hotels. 


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.  Registrations are open, at this address: 


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



Sunday afternoon walking tour to Britomart – free

Sunday afternoon bus tour to Ihumātao – $40 NZD

Conference dinner on the Saturday night – $80 NZD



30 July 2022 – Full papers due for refereeing

30 Aug 2022 – Paper reviews due (reviews will be circulated to authors as soon after this date as is possible)

13 Oct 2022 – Last day for Early Bird registrations 

31 Oct 2022 – Final titles and abstracts due

31 Oct 2022 – All 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