“He mana tō te kupu – words have great power.”*
The virtual BSANZ 2021 Conference was hosted from the University of Auckland Waipapa Taumata Rau in Aotearoa New Zealand on Monday–Tuesday, 22-23 November 2021.
It was a stimulating and thought-provoking two days.
The conference feature two engaging and esteemed keynote speakers, Dr Hirini Kaa and Dr Sarah Werner, and a great line-up of papers that explored the intersections and dynamics between communities, books and power.
Curator Nina Finigan will gave a behind-the-scenes perspective on the Love and Loss exhibition at Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum.
Some delegates who work in libraries with rare books attended an extra discussion forum on Wednesday 24 November, NZT 10am-1pm.
The BSANZ Annual General Meeting was held on Monday 22 November from NZT 5.15-6.15pm.
BSANZ set a minimal charge to encourage attendance, particularly by students and early career researchers, and in recognition of the ongoing impact of Covid-19.
Registrations were open until 17 November 2021.
Students/non-waged: no charge