Dr James Braund

PhD, MA

Biography

James Braund studied German and Classics at the University of Auckland, gaining a PhD in German literature in 1994. He has worked at various times within European Languages and Literatures as Research Assistant (1995-2015), Limited Term Tutor (1999-2000), Honorary Research Fellow (1999-) and Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (2006-2007), and has also been an active member of the University of Auckland’s Research Centre for Germanic Connections with New Zealand and the Pacific since its inception in 1999. He has published widely on the German connection with New Zealand and the Pacific, and has given numerous conference presentations, university seminars and community lectures on aspects of the European exploration of the Pacific, science history, and German literary and cultural history.

Research | Current

Areas of personal research interest currently include:

  • German-speaking scientists and naturalists in New Zealand and the Pacific prior to World War I, especially

    • Johann Reinhold Forster (1729-1798) and George Forster (1754-1794)

  • New Zealand science history, especially

    • Leonard Cockayne (1855-1934) and his correspondents

    • Thomas Cheeseman (1845-1923) and his correspondents

    • the German ornithological connection with New Zealand

  • New Zealand environmental history

Areas of expertise

German and Austrian connections with New Zealand and the Pacific; German literature from Sturm und Drang to the present.

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Member of Management Committee and Editorial Board, University of Auckland Research Centre for Germanic Connections with New Zealand and the Pacific

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Braund, J. (2016). Leonard Cockayne's surveys of New Zealand's offshore islands, 1901-1908. New Zealand Geographer10.1111/nzg.12133
  • Braund, J. (2016). Thomas Cheeseman: the quiet captain of early New Zealand science. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 1-6. 10.1080/03036758.2016.1207678
  • Braund, J. N. (2015). Bering, Vitus Jonassen. In H. J. Hiery (Ed.) Lexikon zur Überseegeschichte (pp. 96-97). Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag.
  • Braund, J. N. (2015). Forster, Johann Georg(e) Adam. Lexikon zur Überseegeschichte (pp. 270-270). Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag.
  • Braund, J. N. (2015). Cook, James. Lexikon zur Überseegeschichte (pp. 190-192). Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag.
  • Braund, J. N. (2015). Bellingshausen, Fabian Gottlieb von. In H. J. Hiery (Ed.) Lexikon zur Überseegeschichte (pp. 92-92). Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag.
  • Braund, J. N. (2015). Forster, Johann Reinhold. Lexikon zur Überseegeschichte (pp. 270-270). Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag.
  • Braund, J. N. (2014). Hochstetter, the Moa, and the Early Reception of Darwin in Vienna. Europe Institute Journal / Europe-New Zealand Research Series, 8 (1), 33-81. Related URL.

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Contact details

Office hours

By appointment

Primary location

CLL - Bldg 207
18 SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

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