I’m very pleased to announce that I am the Auckland Libraries Sir George Grey Researcher in Residence for 2016/2017. For my residency I’ll be researching the Jazz Age in Auckland. This project is part of a longer on-going project on the Jazz Age in New Zealand, which I’m hoping that will be published as a book at some point- but first things first, I get to do research on all aspects of the 1920s. Since I’m a jazz historian at heart jazz in all its forms is going to be central to this research, but I’ll also be using ‘jazz’ to examine how New Zealand society changed across the decade. I’m looking forward to sharing my research journey with you on both my blogs- NZ jazz and Jazz Historian After Hours (what gets posted where depends on the exact topic- but I’ll post links and tweet about it). If anyone out there has any ephemera/information on 1920s New Zealand (especially Auckland) please leave a comment below or tweet at me.
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