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Dame Fiona Kidman receives inaugural Irish Writing Fellowship

Thursday 18 February 2021

One of New Zealand’s most accomplished authors and supporters of literature, Dame Fiona Kidman DNZM OBE, is the inaugural recipient University of Otago Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies (CISS) Irish Writers Fellowship.

Alumni event with Irish Ambassador

Tuesday 26 January 2021

The Ambassador for Ireland to New Zealand and Samoa, His Excellency Peter Ryan, visited the University of Otago on 26 January 2021 to speak with alumni and staff on the work of the Irish Embassy in Aotearoa.

In praise of crime fiction

Thursday 30 July 2020

An opinion article by former English student Jean Balchin celebrates ENGL243 Tartan Noir: Scottish Crime Fiction.

History worth repeating in new radio show

Saturday 22 February 2020

In their new OAR 105.4FM series History and Art History Programme Professor Barbara Brookes joins Sonja Tiernan, Eamon Cleary Professor of Irish Studies at the University of Otago, to canvass wide aspects of the past – from individual stories to national histories.