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Upcoming Humanities events


FW Guest Memorial Lecture

Wednesday, 4 May 2016 at 5:30pm - Moot Court, Faculty of Law, Level 10 Richardson Building
Hear from the 2015 FW Guest Memorial Lecturer, Jenny Cooper


The Price of Peace public screening with Tame Iti

Thursday, 5 May 2016 at 5:00pm - Burns Lecture Theatre 2
The Space, Race, Bodies II conference will feature a public screening of The Price of Peace (2015) on Thursday, May 5 at 5 p.m. in the Burns Lecture Theatre 2.  Directed by investigative journalist Kim Webby, The Price of Peace is an enlightening and moving portrait of Tuhoe activist, artist and kaumatua Tame Iti, one of the keynote speakers of the conference.  The film will be followed by a Q & A session with Tame Iti.

06 May May

Space, Race, Bodies II: Sovereignty and migration in a carceral age

Friday, 6 May 2016 at 9:00am - University of Otago
Space, Race, Bodies II: Sovereignty and Migration in a Carceral Age is an academic and activist conference featuring workshops that address the intersections of criminal justice movements around the incarceration of migrants and communities of colour and Indigenous sovereign movements. SRB II builds on the momentum and opportunities enabled by the first Space, Race, Bodies conference in publicising and disseminating scholarship and activism on the intersections between geography, racism and racialisation.

07 May May

The compassion deficit: The new war against asylum

Saturday, 7 May 2016 at 9:00am - Burns Lecture Theatre 2
Drawing on her refugee camp reportage along the Thai-Myanmar border and Sydney's Villawood detention centre, journalist Tracey Barnett will examine this rapidly emerging new war on asylum - and New Zealand's response to it.


Hongihongia te whewheia - Know your enemy

Saturday, 7 May 2016 at 4:30pm - Burns Lecture Theatre 2
In this talk, Tame Iti discusses the concept of enemies (whewheia), and how they are both internal and external to communities.  He will also focus on how they are dealt with and understood, "If you don't know your enemy, you're in a dire state".