Dr Felicity Barnes
- Lecturer 2012 -2014
- Senior Lecturer 2015
Research | Current
- Colonial and cultural nationalism in New Zealand
- New Zealand cultural history
- Dominion identity in New Zealand, Canada and Australia: Settler cultures and colonialism in the twentieth century
- British empire trade and consumption
Teaching | Current
HISTORY 107 Rethinking New Zealand History
HISTORY 252 Snapshots: New Zealand Cultural History
HISTORY 352 Snapshots: New Zealand Cultural History
HISTORY 700 Settlers and Empire
HISTORY 780 Dissertation
Ella Arbury, 'A Healthy Home:The influence of ideas dabout health on Maori and Pakeha homes in Auckland, 1918-1945' co-supervised with Professor Linda Bryder.
Anna Gilderdale ‘A page without borders: young people and the transnational world of Anglo print culture, 1880-1930',co-supervised with A/P Caroline Daley.
Rowan Light, Commemorating Anzac: Memory, History, and Identity, co-supervsied with A/P Malcolm Campbell.
Petra Smith: 'A Tight Society: New Zealand Drinking Cultures 1917-1967', co-supervised with Professor Linda Bryder.
Willem Van Gent: 'A History of the Milan Brych Cancer Treatment Controversy in New Zealand, Rarotonga, Queensland and California', co-supervised with Professor Linda Bryder.
Ryan Anderson, 'Māori Travellers in London, 1880-1940'.
BA (Hons) Dissertation
Rachel Schmidt: ‘The reception and experiences of Samoan children in Auckland schools leading up to and during the overstayer era in New Zealand from 1970-1976.’ 2017
Chris Turnbull: ‘Sir George Richardson in Western Samoa.’ 2017
Asher Lewis: ‘Jewish Refugees in New Zealand: Public and official attitudes to the migration of Jewish refugees to New Zealand between the Nuremburg Laws being passed, and the onset of the Second World War.’ 2017
Emily Frew: ‘Tried, tested, and true: the social construction of ‘modern’ New Zealand baking 1890-1945.’2017
Terry Grant: 'The emergence of regional identity in New Zealand – 1840 to 1876'.
Anna Gilderdale: 'A ‘good’ addiction: young folks’ reading practices and literary networks in New Zealand 1880-1914.'
Ian Russell: 'A Mercantile History of Auckland during the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries'.
Georgie Craw: ‘Comparing European perceptions of Maori in Europe and in New Zealand, 1793-1850' (shortlisted Bert Roth Award 2015)
Daniel Millar: ‘New Zealanders in the British colonial services, 1920-1975’.
BA (Hons) Dissertation
Ben Curtis: 'Making Melodies: Constructing New Zealand Music since 1989'.
Anna Gilderdale: 'Wild Child’ Consumers? Children’s consumer culture through the children’s pages of the Otago Witness and New Zealand Farmer, 1899-1914.'
Terry Grant: 'Purchasing options for New Zealand’s late nineteenth century consumers' .
Tara Hauraki:'Big Bronzed ANZAC:The height, weight and girth of New Zealand identity in World War One.'
Candida Keithley, 'The Silent Division?: Understanding New Zealand soldiers’experience of fear during World War I.'
Alexandra McIntyre, 'For God, For Family, For Country: Conservative Perspectives on the 1986 Homosexual Law Reform in New Zealand'.Daniel Millar: “Far From Home: New Zealand travellers to Britain in the 1930s’, (Hons) Dissertation.
James Mackay: ‘From Liz to Lyndon: The Dynamics of Colonial Culture in New Zealand’s International Relations 1953-1966’.
2017: Judge Inaugural Mary Boyd Prize for Best Article in New Zealand History, New Zealand Historical Association.
2015: Winner Mary Boyd Prize for Best Article in New Zealand History 2014/15, New Zealand Historical Association.
2013: Judge Inaugural Mary Boyd Prize for Best Article in New Zealand History, New Zealand Historical Association.
2009: Vice Chancellor’s Prize for Best Thesis, University of Auckland
2008: Dean of Graduate Studies List for PhD Thesis
2006: Myra and Eric McCormick Scholarship in History
2004: University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship
BA(Hons) Adviser for History
Areas of expertise
New Zealand history, especially cultural history, and settler colonial history.
Secretary New Zealand Historical Association
Member Museums and Cultural Heritage Board of Studies
Member New Zealand Journal of History Board of Governance
Member Auckland Museum Nancy Bamford Museum Grants Committee
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Barnes, F. (2016). Changing Times: New Zealand since 1945 [Book Review]. The American historical review, 121 (2), 551-552. 10.1093/ahr/121.2.551
- Barnes, F. (2015). Bill Massey’s Tourists in the Big Smoke: Rethinking the Great War’s Role in New Zealand’s National Identity. Journal of New Zealand Literature, 33 (2). Related URL.
- Barnes, F. (2015). Ellis Ashmead Bartlett (1881–1931). In D. Cannadine (Ed.) Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Related URL.
- Barnes, F. (2015). A lucky snap: reframing colonial culture through a pictorialist lens. In A. Cooper, L. Paterson, A. Wanhalla (Eds.) The Lives of Colonial Objects. Dunedin: Otago University Press.
- Barnes, F. (2014). Dominion Soldiers on Leave in Europe (NZ). 1914-1918-online: International Encyclopedia of the First World War. Berlin: Freie Universität Berlin. Related URL.
- Barnes, F. (2014). Bringing another empire alive? The Empire Marketing Board and the construction of dominion identity, 1926-33. Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 42 (1), 61-85. 10.1080/03086534.2013.826456
- Barnes, F. (2013). Pictorialism, Photography and Colonial Culture, 1880–1940. New Zealand Journal of History, 47 (2), 136-156. Related URL.
- Barnes, F. (2013). Britain's Farm: empire marketing at home. In P. Alsop, G. Stewart (Eds.) Promoting Prosperity:The Art of Early New Zealand Advertising (pp. 76-81). Nelson, New Zealand: Craig Potton.