About

Jared Davidson is a public historian, writer and research archivist based in Wellington, New Zealand. Through social biography and history from below, Jared explores those on the margins of society and the narratives that are often overlooked by traditional histories. Most of his work focuses on working-class radicalism and the state during the early twentieth century, but Jared has also published on He Whakaputanga and Te Tiriti o Waitangi, settler capitalism and unfree labour, antiwork traditions, and archives and memory.

In 2016 Jared was awarded the Michael Standish Prize for best archival essay, and was a recipient of the 2016 CLNZ/NZSA Open Research Grant for his forthcoming book on domestic postal censorship during the First World War. He is a Committee member of the Labour History Project and designer of the LHP Bulletin.  Blogger   twitter