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Upcoming events

28 Aug August

The Melrose Library: Reflecting the Life and Works of Sir F. Truby King

Friday, 28 August 2015 - de Beer Gallery, Special Collections, 1st Floor Central Library, University of Otago
This exhibition showcases the recently catalogued Truby King collection. It reveals these important threads on the man: his importance as the ‘Plunket’ man; his management of institution such as Seacliff and Melrose; his development of infant nutrition and care; his gardening interests, especially roses; and his very ‘1900s’ interest in eugenics.

14 Nov November

Einstein - 100 years of the Theory of General Relativity

Saturday, 14 November 2015 at 10:00am - Otago Museum, Atrium level 2
This exhibition has been developed in collaboration with the Museum, the Centre for  Science Communication and the Relativity group within the Mathematics and Statistics department at University of Otago. There are interactive displays, short video explanations of some aspects of the theory, such as black holes and wormholes, as well as practical applications like GPS.


trans/forming feminisms: media, technology, identity - 23-25 November 2015

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 at 3:30pm
This conference explores the intersections between contemporary feminist movements, spatial politics and activism, in terms of ('new') mediated representations. Confirmed keynotes include Dr Anja Kanngeiser (Goldsmiths, London) and we anticipate a diverse group of delegates including academics, creative practitioners and activists.


2015 Auckland Alumni Christmas BBQ

Thursday, 26 November 2015 at 6:00pm - University of Otago House Auckland
Join fellow Otago alumni to celebrate 2015 at an Alumni BBQ.

27 Nov November

Studholme College Centenary Celebrations & Reunion

Friday, 27 November 2015 - Studholme College and University of Otago
Studholme is the oldest University owned College and will be celebrating 100 years in 2015. We invite you to join with us in celebrating this special occasion.


ASPIRE2025 seminar

Friday, 27 November 2015 at 12:45pm - University of Otago, Wellington, 23a Mein Street, Newtown, Small Lecture Theatre
Tobacco-Free Generation: What, Why and How?, ASPIRE2025 seminar presented by Professor Jon Berrick together with BODE3, University of Otago, Wellington, Friday 27 November 2015


‪Alan Liu on “Literature+ Teaching the Humanities in the Digital Age”

Friday, 27 November 2015 at 2:00pm - Commerce 2.22
How will humanist pedagogical ideals and practices adapt to the digital age? Anyone who cares about what teaching the humanities in a digital age could or should look like in the future should come along to this event with distinguished scholar and champion of the humanities Professor Alan Liu (UC Santa Barbara).


Alan Liu on ‪"WhatEvery1Says About the Humanities"

Friday, 27 November 2015 at 5:15pm - RMOOT (Richardson Moot Court)
Professor Alan Liu discusses the sociocultural context and digital-humanities methods involved in the 4Humanities initiative’s ongoing study of public discourse on the humanities.

01 Dec December

New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 at 12:30pm - Small Lecture Theatre, University of Otago Wellington, 23a Mein St, Newtown, Wellington
Planetary Health: Protecting and promoting human health in the Anthropocene epoch


New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities Seminar

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 at 12:30pm - Small Lecture Theatre, University of Otago Wellington, 23a Mein St, Newtown, Wellington
Planetary Health: Protecting and promoting human health in the Anthropocene epoch. Seminar by Professor Anthony Capon


Valuing practices: food cases from the Netherlands

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 at 5:30pm - CAST D
I will stipulate various dimensions relevant to the study of valuing as an activity embedded in socio-material practices. In doing so, I will mobilise fieldwork done in the Netherlands. The values that I will come to talk about include healthy, safe, organic, efficient, fair, traditional and tasty.  I seek to lay out some of the possibilities for and pitfalls of valuations studies, while wondering what ‘being normative’ might entail.