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07 Jul July

Three Minute Thesis – Humanities heat

Thursday, 7 July 2022 at 12:30pm - OBS 1.17
This entertaining event gives thesis students the chance to present their research to a large audience while competing for a number of generous prizes.

13 Jul July

POLSA panel event

Wednesday, 13 July 2022 at 12:00pm - Tower Lecture Theatre G.07, Dunedin
Representatives of the political parties in Parliament will talk about issues of importance to students.

21 Jul July

Kindness in Science: I do not think it means, what you think it means

Thursday, 21 July 2022 at 12:00pm - Centre for Sustainability Toroa Seminar Room, 563 Castle Street, Dunedin and via Zoom
Kindness in Science: I do not think it means, what you think it means a Centre for Sustainability Seminar presented by Dr Tammy Steeves and Dr Aisling Rayne

 

The Heretic: In conversation with Liam McIlvanney

Thursday, 21 July 2022 at 5:30pm - Dunedin City Library, Dunningham Suite, 4th Floor, Dunedin
Join award-winning author Liam McIlvanney in gothic Dunedin as he discusses his latest novel, “The Heretic”.

26 Jul July

Faith Thinking – Obeying God's Plan? The Spiritual Abuse of Nuns

Tuesday, 26 July 2022 at 7:00pm - Via Zoom
Obeying God's Plan? The Spiritual Abuse of Nuns Rocío Figueroa and David Tombs present findings from Rocío's interviews with six former nuns of the Servants of God's Plan (SPD) community in Peru, Chile, Colombia, and Ecuador.

28 Jul July

Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Alex Gunn

Thursday, 28 July 2022 at 5:15pm - Castle 1 Lecture Theatre, 75 Albany Street, Dunedin North, Dunedin 9016, Dunedin.
Professor Alex Gunn delivers her Inaugural Professorial Lecture (IPL) titled: ‘Learning right from the start: Empowerment, equity, and early childhood education’

01 Aug August

Humanities Careers Festival 1–31 August 2022

Monday, 1 August 2022 - Dunedin campus, with some events online via Zoom
Check out all the great careers events for Humanities students over the month of August, including the Public Sector and Not-for-profit Expo on 17 August in the Main Common Room, 11am–2pm.

10 Aug August

Otago Politics Day School

Wednesday, 10 August 2022 at 1:00pm - Hutton Theatre , Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street North, Dunedin North
An event with sessions for the general public, University students and academics, and secondary school students.

12 Aug August

A Beautiful Story: The human way of seeing the world

Friday, 12 August 2022 at 4:00pm - Burns 3 lecture theatre, Arts Building, University of Otago Dunedin campus, and online via Zoom
What's unique about the human mind – what most distinguishes us from other species – is that our brains interpret the world in terms of stories.

16 Aug August

Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Paola Voci

Tuesday, 16 August 2022 at 5:15pm - Archway 1 Lecture Theatre, Union St East, Dunedin
Professor Paola Voci delivers her Inaugural Professorial Lecture (IPL) titled: “This is not an IPL: 'Lightness' and the survival of open societies”.

 

Careers for Bachelor of Arts Students evening

Tuesday, 16 August 2022 at 5:15pm - Terrace Lounge, Union Building, Dunedin
Join us at an evening showcasing the diverse career pathways for Bachelor of Arts students. Hear from recent grads and local recruiters on their experiences. Registration is essential as this event is catered.

17 Aug August

How to read a play in Shakespeare's England: Tips from the archives

Wednesday, 17 August 2022 at 5:30pm - Archway 3 lecture theatre, University of Otago Dunedin campus.
Not everyone saw renaissance English plays at the theatres. Printed texts were often available and frequently collected by keen readers. What did readers gain from print over performance?

 

Faith Thinking – Theo Aotearoa

Thursday, 18 August 2022 at 7:00pm - Online
The Vice-Chancellor, David Murdoch has called for the University of Otago to become a Treaty-based, Treaty-driven University.

 

Catch-Up Book Club Special Edition – Ulysses by James Joyce

Tuesday, 23 August 2022 at 6:00pm - Burns 2 Lecture Theatre and Online via Zoom
Join us for a special edition of the Catch-Up Book Club on James Joyce's Ulysses, a celebration of the centenary of its 1922 publication. This will feature documentary "100 Years of Ulysses" , short talks by Joyce scholars and lively discussion.

 

Black Lives Matter, Me Too and the Hebrew Bible

Wednesday, 24 August 2022 at 5:15pm - Archway 1 and via Livestream
Black Lives Matter and Me Too are two of multiple mass protest movements of the 2010s. Unlike some other movements, both have considerable impact in predominantly white spaces.

26 Aug August

Change capacity and the organised Islāmiyyūn: A comparative case of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood and Al-Nahda’s organisational dynamics in the post-uprisings period (2011–2020)

Friday, 26 August 2022 at 4:00pm - Via Zoom
Democratically elected Islamist parties emerged into newly opened political scenes in Egypt and Tunisia in 2011/12 but could not hold their ground. What does this tell us about the capacity for Islamist actors to enter "mainstream politics" in the modern MENA?

03 Sep September

Meet the Fellows

Saturday, 3 September 2022 at 1:00pm - Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 the Octagon, Dunedin
Come and meet the 2022 University of Otago Arts Fellows. The Fellows will talk about their work and aspects of their creative process, and you can ask them questions.

05 Sep September

L'Dor V'Dor: The Holocaust and Intergenerational Trauma

Monday, 5 September 2022 at 6:15pm - 4th Floor, Dunedin Public Library, Dunedin
In this talk, Kris Clancy and Gillian Wess from the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand explore how the aftermath of the Holocaust has had lasting effects on subsequent generations through epigenetics, trauma, and communal cohesion

08 Sep September

Lunchtime Theatre – The Trial

Thursday, 8 September 2022 at 1:00pm - Allen Hall Theatre, University of Otago Dunedin campus
“The Trial” by Franz Kafka, adapted by Dean Parker. Directed by Sam Pretious.

 

Public lecture: Professor Leo Sanchez

Thursday, 8 September 2022 at 7:30pm - Archway 2 lecture theatre, University of Otago Dunedin campus.
On the topic, “Martin Luther on Refugees: Lessons for Today from a Sixteenth-Century Reformer”.

19 Sep September

Spirituality: A Conversation with celebrated New Zealand author Joy Cowley

Monday, 19 September 2022 at 5:15pm - Archway 3 Lecture Theatre, Dunedin
English poet John Keats once referred to the earth as "the vale of soul-making". For Joy, soul-making is a way of talking about spirituality and describing life's journey. Soul-making is not about becoming more spiritual; it is about becoming more human.

 

Lunchtime Theatre – Attempts on Her Life

Thursday, 22 September 2022 at 7:00pm - Allen Hall Theatre, University of Otago, Dunedin
Lunchtime Theatre – Attempts on Her Life By Martin Crimp Directed by Meko Ng

23 Sep September

Lunchtime Theatre – Attempts on Her Life

Friday, 23 September 2022 at 1:00pm - Allen Hall Theatre, University of Otago, Dunedin
Lunchtime Theatre – Attempts on Her Life By Martin Crimp Directed by Meko Ng

28 Sep September

Centre for Sustainability Seminar – Justice and Sustainability on a city river

Wednesday, 28 September 2022 at 1:00pm - Centre for Sustainability Toroa Seminar Room, 563 Castle St, Dunedin
Justice and Sustainability on a city river: Indigeneity, invasions, class and migrancy on Sydney's Georges River. Seminar presented by Emeritus Professor Heather Goodall, History, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences University of Technology Sydney

30 Sep September

Pluralising Legalities: Religious Freedom in Secular States

Friday, 30 September 2022 at 12:00pm - Online
What constitutes the core values, tenets, cultural, historic, and ideological parameters of secularism in international contexts? Join us to hear Associate Professor Ann Black speak to her new co-edited volume, "Religious Freedom in Secular States".