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Dr. Nick Brodie, From PhD to Popular Author

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 - Burns 5, Ground Floor, Arts Building, 95 Albany Street
In this seminar, Australian historian Nick Brodie will discuss his journey from PhD to popular author. He will address the challenges of balancing scholarly integrity with popular accessibility and discuss the opportunities and pathways for historians outside of the university sector.

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Dr Tanya Evans, The Emotions of Family History

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 - Moot Court, 10th Floor, Richardson Building
This lecture Dr. Tanya Evans (Macquarie University) will explore the emotions of family history in Australia, England and Canada – why family historians are motivated to undertake their research and the emotional impact of their discoveries. 

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World-renowned Cambridge historian visiting New Zealand

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 12:35pm

One of the world’s foremost historians will be in New Zealand next month to talk about truths and myths surrounding the Holocaust of World War II.

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Māori research focus of Te Wiki o te reo Māori at Otago

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 10:06am

Celebrations for Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) began at Otago yesterday with an opening event held at Hocken Collections.

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Otago and Southland families asked for WW1 Passchendaele stories

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 10:25am

Otago and Southland people are being encouraged to come forward to the University of Otago with their family stories, photos, and letters about the disastrous WW1 Campaign at Passchendaele.