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CCCS: Comparison and Ethics

CCCS: Comparison and Ethics

Video 155.26MB
Audio 64.81MB

Friday, 10 October 2014

Through discussion of the conceptual metaphor of facing a crossroads, Professor Zhang Longxi of City University of Hong Kong will first establish the necessity of comparison in a general sense, and then will use another conceptual metaphor of killing a Chinese mandarin to explore the ethics of comparison, the issue of the relationship with one’s own group versus relationship, or the lack of it, with outsiders and strangers. As the world becomes increasingly globalized, the physical and psychological distance of human beings from one another is shrinking, and so is the possibility of moral indifference toward others outside one’s own group. This talk is sponsored by the University of Otago Research Theme for Cross-Cultural and Comparative Studies. 10 October 2014

De Carle Lecture 2014: Compared to What?

De Carle Lecture 2014: Compared to What?

 
Audio 77.86MB

Friday, 10 October 2014

Professor Haun Saussy, from the University of Chicago and a leading scholar of Chinese and comparative literature, delivers the fourth and final lecture in the 2014 De Carle Lecture series, Compared to What? The basic argument is that comparative literature grew from interdisciplinarity in the late eighteenth/early nineteenth centuries, struggled to become an autonomous field and in the process lost its interdisciplinary dimensions, then has been recovering them on new bases, but in an academic environment that is slow to reward risk-taking, unlike the moment immediately after the French Revolution when the gesture of sweeping the slate clean and inventing new sciences came naturally to so many of our predecessors. 10 October 2014

De Carle Lecture 2014: History-Writing and Moral Community in China

De Carle Lecture 2014: History-Writing and Moral Community in China

Video 237.14MB
Audio 85.72MB

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Professor Haun Saussy, from the University of Chicago and a leading scholar of Chinese and comparative literature, delivers the third lecture in the 2014 De Carle Lecture series, History-Writing and Moral Community in China. The Chinese claim, seen with increasing frequency in current soft-power propaganda campaigns, of "5000 years of history" needs to be read in light of a process, over 2000 years long itself, of consensus-building by, of and for historians. How does such a thing as the Chinese Empire become, first an imaginary solution, then an inescapable reality, for a large part of humanity? The arts of rhetorical reading help us to see the successive articulations of what we now know as "China" or "Zhongguo." 2 October 2014

De Carle Lecture 2014: Doctoring the State: Plato, Hobbes, Humboldt, Hegel, Virchow

De Carle Lecture 2014: Doctoring the State: Plato, Hobbes, Humboldt, Hegel, Virchow

Video 143.44MB
Audio 46.44MB

Monday, 22 September 2014

Professor Haun Saussy, from the University of Chicago and a leading scholar of Chinese and comparative literature, delivers the second lecture in the 2014 De Carle Lecture series. Western political philosophy, at its beginning (Plato's Republic), introduces an analogy between medical treatment and political reform that, like all metaphors, has consequences on both the supposedly different domains that it incorporates. As long as the metaphor is viewed as a mere analogy, however, the practical relation of medicine to state survival is obscured. The historical development, through a series of political theorists, some of them physicians, explains the in-between status of the field of public health. 22 September 2014

De Carle Lecture 2014: Oral vs. Written: The Curious History of a Cultural Distinction

De Carle Lecture 2014: Oral vs. Written: The Curious History of a Cultural Distinction

Video 242.01MB
Audio 89.58MB

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Professor Haun Saussy, from the University of Chicago and a leading scholar of Chinese and comparative literature, delivers the first lecture in the 2014 De Carle Lecture series, Oral vs. Written: The Curious History of a Cultural Distinction. Though it has become part of our common-sense understanding, the idea of a deep and comprehensive difference between the ways of thinking in predominantly oral and predominantly written cultures dates to the early twentieth century, at the most, and received its impetus from polemics now largely forgotten. By retracing this history, we can work out a genealogy for media studies that will accommodate a larger definition of the human. 18 September 2014

NCPACS: Guns, gun control and combating hypermasculinity in Aotearoa-New Zealand

NCPACS: Guns, gun control and combating hypermasculinity in Aotearoa-New Zealand

Video 140.41MB
Audio 61.79MB

Monday, 15 September 2014

In this conversation Tim Ashton, a former member of the Armed Offenders and Special Tactics group in the New Zealand Police force, talks with Professor Kevin Clements about guns, gun control and combating hypermasculinity in Aotearoa-New Zealand. In 1990 Tim was one of the Special Tactics team that shot David Gray in Aramoana. Over the course of his career he has been involved in many incidents where offenders have taken their own lives after killing others, including partners and children. Tim has been shot in the course of his duty and has received two medals for bravery. 15 September 2014

Dr Robin Jackson: “Messy, debatable and unquantifiable”: Championing the Humanities

Dr Robin Jackson: “Messy, debatable and unquantifiable”: Championing the Humanities

Video 227.41MB
Audio 89.65MB

Monday, 8 September 2014

Dr Robin Jackson, Chief Executive and Secretary, British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences, gives a review of some of the challenges and issues that face Humanities in the USA and UK and possibly Australia/New Zealand too. He provides some reflections on the nature of the study of the Humanities which might explain why those challenges arise; and an illustration of various ways in which they can be addressed. 8 September 2014

Faculty of Law: F.W. Guest Memorial Lecture 2014 – Multiple Judgments and the New Zealand Supreme Court

Faculty of Law: F.W. Guest Memorial Lecture 2014 – Multiple Judgments and the New Zealand Supreme Court

Video 98.63MB
Audio 49.33MB

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Trevor Shiels QC, delivers the 2014 F.W. Guest Memorial Lecture – Multiple Judgments and the New Zealand Supreme Court. 4 September 2014

IPL: Slow Scholarship and Deliberate Spaces for Thinking and Learning

IPL: Slow Scholarship and Deliberate Spaces for Thinking and Learning

Video 180.76MB
Audio 69.58MB

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Professor Tony Harland, Head of the Higher Education Development Centre, delivers his Inaugural Professorial Lecture: “Slow Scholarship and Deliberate Spaces for Thinking and Learning”. 2 September 2014

Asian Migrations Research Theme: Relationality, Simultaneity, Multiplicity: Theorizing Structures and Flows in Asia

Asian Migrations Research Theme: Relationality, Simultaneity, Multiplicity: Theorizing Structures and Flows in Asia

Video 71.20MB
Audio 37.13MB

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Devanathan Parthasarathy, Professor of Sociology at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India, presents this key-note lecture as part of the 'Un-thinking Asian Migrations: Spaces of flows and intersections' symposium. Inspired by Doreen Massey’s critique of multiplicity and power-geometry, and Indian anthropological critiques of village studies and urban studies, this talk uses a series of ethnographic illustrations to innovate our ways of comprehending relationality, connectedness, simultaneity, and multiplicity in empirical analysis and theorization of migration, mobility and flows across temporal and spatial units and scales. 26 August 2014

Asian Migrations Research Theme: Circular Migration and Theatres of Accumulation

Asian Migrations Research Theme: Circular Migration and Theatres of Accumulation

Video 115.05MB
Audio 50.57MB

Monday, 25 August 2014

Eric C. Thompson, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the National University of Singapore presents this key-note lecture as part of the 'Un-thinking Asian Migrations: Spaces of flows and intersections' symposium. The presentation examines the city as a theatre of accumulation not from the top-down but rather from the bottom-up, that is from the point-of-view of rural-to-urban and transnational migrants for whom cities are sites to accumulate financial as well as social and cultural capital in order to fulfil their own aspirations. Importantly, drawing on examples from Bangkok and Singapore, the site of those aspirations is often elsewhere – not in the city but “back home” in rural areas or other countries. 25 August 2014

Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures 2014: Professor Richard Bauckham – The Sons of Zebedee: the Lives of Two Galilean Fishers

Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures 2014: Professor Richard Bauckham – The Sons of Zebedee: the Lives of Two Galilean Fishers

Video 123.87MB
Audio 52.65MB

Thursday, 21 August 2014

The Department of Theology and Religion presents lecture six, and the final of the 2014 Thomas Burns Memorial Lecture series. Given by Professor Richard Bauckham, Professor Emeritus, University of St Andrews, Scotland, this presentation covers the topic “Jerusalem”. 21 August 2014

Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures 2014: Professor Richard Bauckham – The Sons of Zebedee: the Lives of Two Galilean Fishers

Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures 2014: Professor Richard Bauckham – The Sons of Zebedee: the Lives of Two Galilean Fishers

Video 123.87MB
Audio 53.90MB

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

The Department of Theology and Religion presents lecture five of the 2014 Thomas Burns Memorial Lecture series. Given by Professor Richard Bauckham, Professor Emeritus, University of St Andrews, Scotland, this presentation covers the topic “Sons of Thunder”. 20 August 2014

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