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Straying from Myth

Tuesday, 28 January 2020 at 6:30pm - Hutton Theatre
The 22nd A D Trendall Lecture
Presented by acclaimed artist Marian Maguire

26 Feb February

Irish and Scottish Film Night (1) - The Quiet Man

Wednesday, 26 February 2020 at 5:30pm - Quad 4, Geology Building, North Dunedin, Dunedin 9016
The Irish and Scottish Film Nights are back! Starting with the Irish classic 'The Quiet Man' introduced by Seán Brosnahan.

01 Mar March

The Luck of the Irish: Professor Barbara Brookes – an account of a family move from Ireland to New Zealand

Sunday, 1 March 2020 at 2:00pm - Toitū Otago Settlers Musuem, Dunedin
‘The Luck of the Irish: how the Irish helped shape New Zealand' series of public lectures marks the centenary of a momentous year in Irish history when the island was partitioned into two administration zones – Northern and Southern Ireland. In this session, Professor Barbara Brookes gives an account of a family move from Ireland to New Zealand.

04 Mar March

Classics Research Seminar Series, Semester One 2020

Wednesday, 4 March 2020 at 4:00pm - Castle A
Every Wednesday during semester one the Classics Seminar Series will feature research from a guest speaker, staff member or postgraduate student.

05 Mar March

Jeffrey Wasserstrom: ‘Hong Kong on the Brink’

Thursday, 5 March 2020 at 5:00pm - Lecture Theatre Burns 2, Arts Building, 95 Albany Street, Dunedin
Professor Jeffrey Wasserstrom presents an illustrated talk focussing on patterns of protest and the tightening of political controls in Hong Kong.

08 Mar March

The Speed of Modern Life

Sunday, 8 March 2020 at 8:45pm - The projection will take place on the exterior of the Richardson Building, 845 Albany Street, University of Otago campus.
An award-winning collaboration between Professor Sally Shuttleworth of Oxford University (William Evans Fellow), and the UK's Projection Studio, bringing research to life.

11 Mar March

Journey to New Edinburgh: The Story of Otago's Pioneers

Wednesday, 11 March 2020 at 3:30pm - Burns 5, Burns/Arts Building, Albany Street, Dunedin
Join Seán Brosnahan from Toitū Otago Settlers Museum as he outlines the development of a new documentary which will examine early Scottish migration to Otago.

17 Mar March

William Evans Fellowship Lecture Series: Genealogy and the history of knowledge in pre-modern Europe

Tuesday, 17 March 2020 at 5:15pm - RGS2 (Te Tumu Te Riu) Lecture Theatre, 85 Albany Street, Richardson Building, South Tower, Dunedin
This lecture will explore the role and function of genealogy in pre-modern Europe (before roughly 1800). It will do so from the vantage point of a history of knowledge, thus asking what it meant to know your family lineage. Although there is no shortage of scholarly work on genealogy in the period, there is little consideration of how, and why, people actually learned about their family’s past. This is, however, a fascinating story, and this talk will explore the basic framework and some of the changing parameters of pre-modern investigations into family history.

 

Café Babel at Otago

Wednesday, 18 March 2020 at 4:00pm - Humanities Common Room - 1W9 (first floor, west wing, room 9).
Come along to Café Babel, to speak different languages with others in a friendly, informal setting.

 

Following in the Footsteps: Exemplarity Discourse and 1 Peter

Wednesday, 18 March 2020 at 4:00pm - Castle A Lecture Theatre
Our next Classics Research Seminar will be held next Wednesday 18 March, at 4 pm, in Castle A.  Dr Katie Marcar (Theology, Otago) will present a paper entitled: ‘Following in the Footsteps: Exemplarity Discourse and 1 Peter’

19 Mar March

CANCELLED - Genealogy and the history of knowledge in pre-modern Europe: William Evans Fellowship Lecture Series, Lecture 2

Thursday, 19 March 2020 at 5:15pm - RGS2 (Te Tumu Te Riu) Lecture Theatre, 85 Albany Street, Richardson Building, South Tower, Dunedin
The series of lectures will explore the role and function of genealogy in pre-modern Europe (before roughly 1800). It will do so from the vantage point of a history of knowledge, thus asking what it meant to know your family lineage. Although there is no shortage of scholarly work on genealogy in the period, there is little consideration of how, and why, people actually learned about their family’s past. This is, however, a fascinating story, and the three talks are going to explore the basic framework and some of the changing parameters of pre-modern investigations into family history.

 

CANCELLED - Dunedin 2020 Race Relations Week Forum

Thursday, 19 March 2020 at 6:30pm - Araiteuru Marae, 24 Shetland Street, Maori Hill, Dunedin
A forum with Meng Foon (New Zealand’s Race Relations Commissioner), Guled Mire (former refugee and community leader), and Tania Williams (Dunedin Araiteuru Marae leader) to discuss race relations in New Zealand.

 

CANCELLED - Tenx9: Courage

Wednesday, 25 March 2020 at 7:00pm - All Saints' Church Hall, 786 Cumberland Street.
Nine short stories on courage, facilitated by Paul Dornan and John Graveston.

 

CANCELLED - Genealogy and the history of knowledge in pre-modern Europe: William Evans Fellowship Lecture Series, Lecture 3

Thursday, 26 March 2020 at 5:15pm - RGS2 (Te Tumu Te Riu) Lecture Theatre, 85 Albany Street, Richardson Building, South Tower, Dunedin
The series of lectures will explore the role and function of genealogy in pre-modern Europe (before roughly 1800). It will do so from the vantage point of a history of knowledge, thus asking what it meant to know your family lineage. Although there is no shortage of scholarly work on genealogy in the period, there is little consideration of how, and why, people actually learned about their family’s past. This is, however, a fascinating story, and the three talks are going to explore the basic framework and some of the changing parameters of pre-modern investigations into family history.