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Lecture hot picks - @Otago issue 26

Thursday 18 March 2021 12:04pm

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Every semester Otago academics, and visiting lecturers, share a wealth of information through their public lectures – we warmly invite you to access these online.


2020 Distinguished Research Medal - Professor David Murdoch

Professor David Murdoch is the 2020 recipient of the University of Otago Distinguished Research Medal.

Professor Murdoch is an internationally esteemed infectious diseases expert with an outstanding publication record. His research accomplishments have, moreover, been attained against a backdrop of outstanding leadership and collegiality within the University.


Rhiannon Cooper sings with the stars

Young Dunedin-based soprano Rhiannon Cooper appeared with two top international opera stars at the Dunedin Town Hall on Saturday 20 February.


2020 Research Group Award - CHI 2010s

The Christchurch Heart Institute is the 2020 recipient of the University of Otago Research Group Award.

From its formation in the 1980s, the Christchurch Heart Institute has been internationally recognised for its work on the humoral regulation of human circulation in health and cardiovascular disease, with particular recognition given to its work in the biology of cardiac natriuretic peptides.


Hocken, health and history: Archival and digital traces (Hocken 2020 Lecture)

Emeritus Professor Barbara Brookes presents Hocken, health and history: Archival and digital traces.

Changes in the way historians can access physical records and online resources has opened new opportunities for research. This lecture explores what we can learn about the history of medicine by exploring Hocken sources with three case studies relating to childbirth in the 1870s, surgery in the 1930s and the changing attitudes to tohunga in health.

In this lecture, recently retired from University of Otago Emeritus Professor Barbara Brookes reflects on the themes that have interested her during her career and the physical and online resources that enable an historian to explore new lines of research in new ways.