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28 Mar March

The Museum Effect: Art museums and the education and civilisation of society

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 at 12:00pm - Arts Building, 3rd Floor, Seminar Room A3N7
In this presentation Professor Jeffrey Smith (College of Education, University of Otago) will focus on art museums and how the interactions that individuals have with the works of art in them causes them to reflect on critical questions in their lives.

 

No place to hide: climate change and urgency

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 at 5:30pm - Castle 2 Lecture Theatre
Emeritus Professor Jim Flynn discusses the urgency of climate change and climate engineering in his upcoming public lecture titled, No place to hide: climate change and urgency.

 

A Jews' Eye View of the Reformation

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 at 5:15pm - Archway 2 Lecture Theatre
COMMEMORATING THE REFORMATION 2017
Professor Stephen Barnett, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

30 Mar March

Seminar - MEd Candidates Kate McAnelly and Sarah Robertson

Thursday, 30 March 2017 at 12:00pm -  ERG04, Education and Resource Centre, 157 Union Street East, UOCE
Kate McAnelly (MEd candidate) presents: Achieving citizenship for all: How can a kindergarten community of practice support the active participation of a disabled child and their family? and Sarah Robertson (MEd candidate) presents: Mums but not just Mums; Re-presenting Youth, Maturity and Motherhood on Facebook.

 

Security, Race, Biopower: Talks on Technology and Corporeality

Thursday, 30 March 2017 at 1:00pm - St David Seminar Room 5, University of Otago
This seminar features three speakers on their research contributions to the edited collection, Security, Race, Biopower: Essays on Technology and Corporeality (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).

 

Book Launch - The Singing Dolphin by Mere Whaanga

Friday, 31 March 2017 at 10:30am - University Book Shop (UBS), 378 Great King Street, Dunedin

"Every once in a while, a dolphin will come to the island beside The Pathway of the Whales. It will leap and play with people, bring gifts and sing songs.” Award-winning author Mere Whaanga tells a story of land, sea and seasons; of living creatures and family ties, and the songs that connect us all.

 

“Security, Race, Biopower” Book Launch

Friday, 31 March 2017 at 5:00pm - Pequeño Lounge Bar, 50 Princes St, opposite Rialto Cinema
Come celebrate the launch of “Security, Race, Biopower: Essays on Technology and Corporeality”, a new collection from Palgrave MacMillan, edited by Dr Holly Randell-Moon and Ryan Tippet from the University of Otago’s Department of Media, Film and Communication.

 

Shakespeare Otago Regional Festival

Wednesday, 5 April 2017 at 6:00pm - Otago Boys High School Auditorium, 2 Arthur Street, Dunedin
Students from Otago secondary schools perform 5- and 15-minute scenes from Shakespeare's plays on Wednesday 5 April and Thursday 6 April.

 

Shakespeare Otago Regional Festival

Thursday, 6 April 2017 at 6:00pm - Otago Boys High School Auditorium, 2 Arthur Street, Dunedin
Students from Otago secondary schools perform 5- and 15-minute scenes from Shakespeare's plays on Wednesday 5 April and Thursday 6 April.

11 Apr April

“Go Tell the Spartans . . .” War and the Warrior in Archaic and Early Classical Greek Art

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 at 6:00pm - Burns 2, Arts Building
This lecture explores some aspects of the representation of war and warriors in archaic Greece (ca. 800-480 B.C.).

26 Apr April

The John Emerson Collection at the State Library of Victoria

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 at 5:30pm - Archway 2 Lecture Theatre
In 2015, the John Emmerson collection, comprising over 5,000 early English books, with a particular emphasis on the English Civil War, was donated to the State Library of Victoria. This session will look at some of the highlights from the Emmerson Collection.