My name is Jared Davidson. I'm a research archivist, writer and public historian based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Aotearoa (New Zealand).

Most of my work focuses on the intersection of state power and working-class radicalism during the early twentieth century. I'm also interested in He Whakaputanga, Te Tiriti o Waitangi and settler capitalism, archives and memory, social biography, and history from below. I'm a Committee member of the Labour History Project and designer of the LHP Bulletin. My work can be found at:


My forthcoming book about domestic postal censorship and dissent during the First World War is out with Otago University Press in March 2019.

I'm more active on Twitter - you can follow me @anrchivist