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Division of Humanities News Archive for 2013

Ceri Warnock wins The Law Foundation’s 2013 International Research Fellowship

Friday, 13 December 2013 1:37pm

The Law Foundation’s 2013 International Research Fellowship, New Zealand’s premier legal research award, has been won by Ceri Warnock, senior law lecturer at the University of Otago.

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'Un-thinking Asian Migrations: Spaces of Flows and Intersections'

Friday, 13 December 2013 10:33am

Asian Migrations Research Theme Conference, 25-29 August 2014

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Cultures of Capitalism

Friday, 6 December 2013 11:37am

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Patricia Hill Collins (University of Maryland), Professor Jodi Dean (Hobart and William Smith Colleges), Professor Jeremy Gilbert (University of East London), Professor Wendy Larner (University of Victoria, Wellington).

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Dr Jon Cornwall Conference Research News

Tuesday, 3 December 2013 9:36am

Dr Jon Cornwall, a Research Fellow in the Centre for Governance, Society and Science (SoGoS) in the Faculty of Law, recently attended the Australian and New Zealand Association of Clinical Anatomists (ANZACA) conference in Brisbane where he won the prize for the Best Education poster in collaboration with Prof Mark Stringer (Dept. of Anatomy)

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Maria Pozza Law PhD candidate on Ch 9

Tuesday, 3 December 2013 4:11pm

Maria Pozza appeared on local TV channel Dunedin Television yesterday to talk about her research and her work in Cambridge where she was a visiting fellow at the Centre for International Law.

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Otago Alumni at the 'Learn how to Network Like an Expert' function

Thursday, 28 November 2013 9:41am

The Faculty of Law, Career Development Centre and Development and Alumni Relations Office hosted the first of its kind for Otago University Alumni "Learn how to be an expert networker", function.

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Otago historian wins prestigious and significant prize in Japan

Monday, 11 November 2013 8:56am

An Otago lecturer in History has won Japan’s most prestigious prize for scholars in humanities with his book, written in Japanese, on the birth of European political thought in medieval times.

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400 level dissertation hand in

Friday, 1 November 2013 10:11am

Congratulations to the 2013 400 level students for a successful year, culminating in the submission of their dissertations

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Environments, Spaces and Transformations: Inaugural MFCO Early Career-Graduate Conference
5-6 June 2014

Friday, 1 November 2013 12:30pm



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2015 papers

Friday, 1 November 2013 10:22am

New papers for 2015

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2013 MFCO 300-level Undergraduate Essay Prize Winners

Friday, 1 November 2013 12:41pm

MFCO rewards top 300-level essays ...

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Special Olympics 2013

Friday, 1 November 2013 10:05am

Anumber of MFCO students have been awarded interships with the Special Olympics 2013

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2014 BAFTSS award given to Associate Professor Catherine Fowler

Friday, 1 November 2013 4:22pm

Associate Professor Catherine Fowler was awarded a prize in the recent 2014 BAFTSS award ceremony

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China Watch

Friday, 1 November 2013 4:24pm

Dr Nicholas Khoo (Politics) is spending a month at the Peking University School of International Studies in Beijing, researching the relationship between China and neighbouring states.

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Indian Cinema Conference 2013

Friday, 1 November 2013 10:11am

The Centenary of Indian Cinema Conference was held in Dunedin on 3-4 October 2013.  It was a thoroughly successful event and a good opportunity to share ideas and research opportunities with colleagues.

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University’s top teachers lauded

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 8:06am

Department of Languages and Cultures Teaching Fellow Haruko Stuart has taken top honours in the Otago University Students’ Association annual teaching awards.

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Congratulations to Jessica Palmer

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 1:54pm

Congratulations to Jessica Palmer who has been awarded on of the Otago University Student's Association Top 10 Teaching Awards for 2013.

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Congratulations to The Faculty of Law’s Executive Assistant Theresa Forbes for recently completing a BCom in Information Science

Thursday, 24 October 2013 2:33pm

Theresa started her degree in 2004 when she had one child and was the Faculty Receptionist.

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TV coverage of Indian Cinema Conference October 2013

Thursday, 24 October 2013 9:11am

The Indian Cinema Conference recently hosted by the New Zealand Indian Research Network and the Department of Media, Film and Communication caught the attention of  local media and was covered by Channel 39.

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Faculty of Law hosts an exhibition of political cartoons by Cuban artist Gerardo Hernández Nordelo

Friday, 18 October 2013 11:13am

An exhibition of political cartoons by Cuban artist Gerardo Hernández Nordelo, Humor from my Pen, opened in the Faculty of Law

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Kayla Stewart recieves the inaugural Richard Sutton Memorial Award

Thursday, 17 October 2013 12:46pm

The Faculty of Law was pleased to present the inaugural Richard Sutton Memorial Award to Kayla Stewart at a morning tea.

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Otago’s first Performing Arts Degree available from next year

Wednesday, 16 October 2013 2:26pm

The University of Otago is launching a new and exciting Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA) degree for students whose career aspirations involve music, theatre and dance.

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History made accessible to Pacific people without books

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 8:06am

When seeking a publisher for a history book she has co-edited, Professor Judy Bennett had her heart set on ensuring the manuscript, of importance to the Solomon Islands, was easily accessible to Pacific people with very little access to books. The book's recent release as an e-book has ensured its availability to people living in the Pacific.

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New web site

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 11:48am

We are very happy to have this site up and running.

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Ali Clarke: Documenting 150 years of Otago history

Monday, 14 October 2013 8:06am

Historian Dr Ali Clarke has been handed a monumental task a century and a half in the making and she couldn’t be more excited about it. Over the next five years, she is researching and writing a book about the history of the University over its first 150 years.

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Otago student gains Woolf Fisher Scholarship to Cambridge

Wednesday, 9 October 2013 3:25pm

A University of Otago student has gained a prestigious Woolf Fisher Scholarship for University of Cambridge doctoral study into the impact that changes in water availability caused by climate change will have on people’s livelihoods.

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MFCO student wins video competition

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 4:23pm

MFCO student Will Prosor has won the 2013 Humanities Student Phone Video competition. 

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Buddle Findlay Negotiation Competition 2013 won by Otago Law students, Tom Jemson and Henry Benson-Pope

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 4:03pm

Congratulations to Tom Jemson and Henry Benson-Pope who won the 2013 Buddle Findlay Negotiation Competition over other New Zealand University teams.

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Associate Professor Jacinta Ruru awarded the OUSA 20013 New Supervisors Award

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 3:57pm

Congratulations to Jacinta Ruru who won the OUSA 2013 New Supervisors award

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Coveted University of Otago 2014 Arts Fellowships announced

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 3:25pm

The University of Otago’s support of New Zealand’s multi-faceted arts community continues with today’s announcement of its 2014 Fellowships in literature, art, music, dance and children’s writing.

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New research gives voice to historic New Zealand love story

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 9:17am

Since first European contact, inter-racial Maori and Pakeha unions have run the gamut of politics, societal attitudes and religion, but ground-breaking research from University of Otago historian Dr Angela Wanhalla has shown that for the most part, love held its own.

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Otago Student Animal Legal Defence Fund hosts Lewis Bollard

Monday, 26 August 2013 4:56pm

On Wednesday 21st August, the Otago Student Animal Legal Defence Fund and the University of Otago Faculty of Law hosted the impressive and charismatic Lewis Bollard, who presented a public lecture entitled “International Animal Welfare Reforms: Lessons for New Zealand.”

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New Director of Legal Issues Centre to be Appointed

Monday, 26 August 2013 4:56pm

With the resignation of Professor Kim Economides, the Faculty of Law will soon be seeking a new Director of the Legal Issues Centre.

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Round Five of the Otago Case Competition Series

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 3:52pm

Round 5 of the Otago case competition series was held on Saturday 17th August.

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The Otago University Debating Society has won hosting rights to the Australasian Intervarsity Debating Championships 2014

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 2:21pm

The Otago University Debating Society, proudly sponsored by Gallaway Cook Allan Lawyers, has won hosting rights to the Australasian Intervarsity Debating Championships in 2014.

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4th ANZ Trans Tasman Roundtable on Genomics a Resounding Success

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 1:48pm

Over 90 people attended the 4th Australia-New Zealand Roundtable on Genomics in Queenstown.

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Otago Wins Mahony Cup

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 11:29am

The University of Otago took top honours at the recently held New Zealand National Family Law Moot, sponsored by the New Zealand Law Foundation.

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In conversation with Mark

Tuesday, 9 July 2013 3:49pm

The Faculty of Law is pleased to present Professor Mark Henaghan, Dean of the Faculty of Law at Otago in conversation with Professor Nicola Peart.

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Farewell to Saskia

Saturday, 22 June 2013 3:51pm

Farewell to Saskia Righarts

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Newsletter Archive

Thursday, 6 June 2013 8:49am

Newsletter Archive

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Sarah Baillie's Honours Research Makes Waves

Friday, 31 May 2013 1:58pm

2012 Honours student Sarah Baillie's dissertation has been published as an article in the New Zealand Law Journal, and cited extensively in a Supreme Court case.

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Emma Peart wins NZ Law Foundation Ethel Benjamin Scholarship 2013

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 4:12pm

Otago University graduate Emma Peart won the 2013 NZ Law Foundation Ethel Benjamin Scholarship to study a LLM at Cambridge

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Otago Students win The Legal Research Foundation Writing Awards 2012

Tuesday, 7 May 2013 4:07pm

Congratulations to Otago Law students Will Cheyne and Stephen Thomson who are joint winners of the Legal Research Foundation Writing Awards (Unpublished Undergraduate Student Paper Award) 2012.

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Recent Student Successes at International Competitions

Tuesday, 30 April 2013 10:53am

Faculty of Law students continue to achieve top results in international competitions.

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Professor Judith Masson Visitor

Monday, 22 April 2013 3:59pm

Professor of Socio-Legal Studies, University of Bristol Law School

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Otago Performance Based Research Fund Results

Friday, 12 April 2013 12:56pm

Otago was ranked first in the country in the most recent (2012) PBRF assessment (released today) of the quality of research performance by all eligible academic and research staff in New Zealand universities, in the subject area of Law.

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Otago Faculty of Law Hosts Guest Lecture by the Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG Australia

Wednesday, 3 April 2013 12:54pm

On Tuesday 26th March 2013, the Otago Faculty of Law hosted a visit by the Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG Australia. When Mr Kirby retired from the High Court of Australia in 2009, he was Australia’s longest-serving judge.

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Freemasons Undergraduate Scholarship Awards 2013

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 3:25pm

Congratulations to Rachael Jones and Josh Pemberton who have both received a Freemason's Undergraduate Scholarship.

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Ronald Dworkin 1931-2013

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 11:20am

Professor Ronald Dworkin, who held joint appointments as a professor in Law and Philosophy with UCL Laws, the NYU School of Law and the New College of the Humanities of the University of London, died on February 14th this year aged 81. A tribute by Stephen Guest.

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Staff Promotions

Monday, 4 February 2013 11:37am

Congratulations to Shelley Griffiths and Jacinta Ruru who have been promoted to Associate Professor

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Staff Promotions

Monday, 4 February 2013 8:53am

Congratulations to Shelley Griffiths and Jacinta Ruru who have been promoted to Associate Professor

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Postgraduate Opportunities at the Centre for Law & Policy in Emerging Technologies

Wednesday, 16 January 2013 9:19am

Applications are invited for two 3-year PhD scholarships for study at the University of Otago Centre for Law & Policy in Emerging Technologies.

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Visitors to the Faculty

Monday, 14 January 2013 11:04am

The Faculty of Law welcomes the first visitors for 2013

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Otago Law Students Impressive at World Universities Debating Societies Championships

Friday, 11 January 2013 1:32pm

Law students, Alec Dawson studying for his BA/LLB and Paul Hunt, studying for a BA Hons/LLB were in the competition turned in a top performance at the World Universities Debating Societies Championships.

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History of Anglo-Indian children sent to NZ to work uncovered

Thursday, 10 January 2013 3:25pm

The fate of 130 Anglo-Indian children, educated and sent to New Zealand for a better future, is being recorded by a University of Otago PhD candidate.