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Division of Humanities News Archive for 2013

'Un-thinking Asian Migrations: Spaces of Flows and Intersections'

Friday, 13 December 2013 10:33am

Asian Migrations Research Theme Conference, 25-29 August 2014

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Cultures of Capitalism

Friday, 6 December 2013 11:37am

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Patricia Hill Collins (University of Maryland), Professor Jodi Dean (Hobart and William Smith Colleges), Professor Jeremy Gilbert (University of East London), Professor Wendy Larner (University of Victoria, Wellington).

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Otago historian wins prestigious and significant prize in Japan

Monday, 11 November 2013 8:56am

An Otago lecturer in History has won Japan’s most prestigious prize for scholars in humanities with his book, written in Japanese, on the birth of European political thought in medieval times.

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2015 papers

Friday, 1 November 2013 10:22am

New papers for 2015

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400 level dissertation hand in

Friday, 1 November 2013 10:11am

Congratulations to the 2013 400 level students for a successful year, culminating in the submission of their dissertations

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Environments, Spaces and Transformations: Inaugural MFCO Early Career-Graduate Conference
5-6 June 2014

Friday, 1 November 2013 12:30pm



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2014 BAFTSS award given to Associate Professor Catherine Fowler

Friday, 1 November 2013 4:22pm

Associate Professor Catherine Fowler was awarded a prize in the recent 2014 BAFTSS award ceremony

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Special Olympics 2013

Friday, 1 November 2013 10:05am

Anumber of MFCO students have been awarded interships with the Special Olympics 2013

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2013 MFCO 300-level Undergraduate Essay Prize Winners

Friday, 1 November 2013 12:41pm

MFCO rewards top 300-level essays ...

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China Watch

Friday, 1 November 2013 4:24pm

Dr Nicholas Khoo (Politics) is spending a month at the Peking University School of International Studies in Beijing, researching the relationship between China and neighbouring states.

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Indian Cinema Conference 2013

Friday, 1 November 2013 10:11am

The Centenary of Indian Cinema Conference was held in Dunedin on 3-4 October 2013.  It was a thoroughly successful event and a good opportunity to share ideas and research opportunities with colleagues.

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University’s top teachers lauded

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 8:06am

Department of Languages and Cultures Teaching Fellow Haruko Stuart has taken top honours in the Otago University Students’ Association annual teaching awards.

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TV coverage of Indian Cinema Conference October 2013

Thursday, 24 October 2013 9:11am

The Indian Cinema Conference recently hosted by the New Zealand Indian Research Network and the Department of Media, Film and Communication caught the attention of  local media and was covered by Channel 39.

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Otago’s first Performing Arts Degree available from next year

Wednesday, 16 October 2013 2:26pm

The University of Otago is launching a new and exciting Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA) degree for students whose career aspirations involve music, theatre and dance.

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History made accessible to Pacific people without books

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 8:06am

When seeking a publisher for a history book she has co-edited, Professor Judy Bennett had her heart set on ensuring the manuscript, of importance to the Solomon Islands, was easily accessible to Pacific people with very little access to books. The book's recent release as an e-book has ensured its availability to people living in the Pacific.

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New web site

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 11:48am

We are very happy to have this site up and running.

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Ali Clarke: Documenting 150 years of Otago history

Monday, 14 October 2013 8:06am

Historian Dr Ali Clarke has been handed a monumental task a century and a half in the making and she couldn’t be more excited about it. Over the next five years, she is researching and writing a book about the history of the University over its first 150 years.

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Otago student gains Woolf Fisher Scholarship to Cambridge

Wednesday, 9 October 2013 3:25pm

A University of Otago student has gained a prestigious Woolf Fisher Scholarship for University of Cambridge doctoral study into the impact that changes in water availability caused by climate change will have on people’s livelihoods.

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MFCO student wins video competition

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 4:23pm

MFCO student Will Prosor has won the 2013 Humanities Student Phone Video competition. 

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Coveted University of Otago 2014 Arts Fellowships announced

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 3:25pm

The University of Otago’s support of New Zealand’s multi-faceted arts community continues with today’s announcement of its 2014 Fellowships in literature, art, music, dance and children’s writing.

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New research gives voice to historic New Zealand love story

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 9:17am

Since first European contact, inter-racial Maori and Pakeha unions have run the gamut of politics, societal attitudes and religion, but ground-breaking research from University of Otago historian Dr Angela Wanhalla has shown that for the most part, love held its own.

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Newsletter Archive

Thursday, 6 June 2013 8:49am

Newsletter Archive

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Staff Promotions

Monday, 4 February 2013 11:37am

Congratulations to Shelley Griffiths and Jacinta Ruru who have been promoted to Associate Professor

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History of Anglo-Indian children sent to NZ to work uncovered

Thursday, 10 January 2013 3:25pm

The fate of 130 Anglo-Indian children, educated and sent to New Zealand for a better future, is being recorded by a University of Otago PhD candidate.

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Wednesday, 9 January 2013 3:49pm

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