Latest CUP Events
23 November 2012
Crimes from Christchurch’s colonial past brought to life
The long forgotten, colourful and shocking crimes of early colonial Christchurch are brought to life in Professor Geoffrey W. Rice’s latest book.
Christchurch Crimes 1850-75: Scandal and Skulduggery in Port and Town, reveals the reality of the life and crimes of Cantabrians in the first 25 years of the settlement in a narrative written from actual newspaper reports, police reports and court minute books from the era.
23 November 2012
Blazing a trail through fire-fighting history
An in-depth history of rural fire-fighting in New Zealand, published by Canterbury University Press, is blazing a trail through a previously unexplored aspect of our nation’s past.
Fire in the Hills: A History of Rural Fire-fighting in New Zealand,by Wellington writer and editor Helen Beaglehole, is the first account of how New Zealand came to have a rural fire-fighting network.
3 October 2012
Family story sheds light on NZ’s Italian connections
A little-known strand of New Zealand’s post-colonial history is unearthed in a lively and moving account of one family’s story, published by Canterbury University Press this month.
Family Business: An Italian-New Zealand Story is the work of Wellington-born, Australian-based medieval scholar and publisher Vincent Moleta who has written a moving account of his family’s determined efforts to establish a new life in a new country.
21 August 2012
Prestigious award for editor of CUP book
University of Canterbury librarian and editor of the Canterbury University Press book Treasures of the University of Canterbury Library, Bronwyn Matthews, has been awarded the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa’s prestigious John Harris Award for her work on the CUP book.
20 June 2012
Singing historian tells all
A light-hearted memoir penned by historian and former professional singer Edmund Bohan gives a lively account of a lifetime of literary and musical achievement in the latest book published by Canterbury University Press.
Singing Historian: A Memoir is a richly anecdotal chronicle of Mr Bohan’s 47-year career as a professional singer both in New Zealand and in the United Kingdom, and of his second career as a novelist and leading authority on 19th century New Zealand political history.
14 June 2012
Inspiring tales of endurance during quakes
The remarkable stories of ordinary people, their actions and experiences living through the earthquakes that devastated their city, are explored in Canterbury University Press’s latest book The Quake Year.
The book is based on interviews conducted by Fiona Farrell and is illustrated with striking photographs taken by Juliet Nicholas.
13 June 2012
Poems give insight into earthquake experiences
The earthquake experiences of an acclaimed Christchurch writer have inspired a new collection of poetry, published this month by Canterbury University Press.
Shaken Down 6.3 is the latest collection from Dr Jeffrey Paparoa Holman, who says the poems speak to his personal experiences of the recent earthquakes in Christchurch and Japan.
26 April 2012
New book explores NZ's healthy and sustainable food evolution
The latest trends in closer-to-home-food systems that are evolving throughout New Zealand – including freeganism, foraging, home and community gardens, food sharing and farmers' markets – are explored in Christine Dann’s latest book.
FOOD@HOME covers all the latest alternatives to industrial food. It investigates the many ways that people across the nation are producing healthier food in more sustainable ways.
5 April 2012
Third volume of NZ biodiversity inventory published
New Zealand has become the first country to catalogue its entire living and fossil biodiversity and, with the release of the latest book from Canterbury University Press, that full inventory is now available in print.
New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity (Volume 3), edited by NIWA biodiversity scientist Dr Dennis Gordon, is the culmination of an international effort he led involving 237 other New Zealand and overseas authors.
View photos from the launch of the third volume of New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity here.
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