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Previous Humanities events

26 Mar March


Tuesday, 26 March 2019 at 7:30pm - Allen Hall Theatre
Brought to you by multi-award-winning company afterburner (who scooped the 2017 NZ Fringe Awards with Dark Matter), with nineteen theatre awards between them, the team of Dunedin theatre professionals behind Fission have been developing this new work over three years.

29 Mar March

Recognising Jesus as a Victim of Sexual Abuse

Friday, 29 March 2019 at 3:00pm - 4C11, 4th Floor, Arts Building, Albany Street

This presentation will discuss survivor responses to the suggestion that Jesus was a victim of sexual abuse.

08 Apr April

Choosing Your Baby's Sex: Prenatal Sex-Selection - Biblical perspectives and Israeli Experience

Monday, 8 April 2019 at 5:15pm - Burns 4, Arts Building
A public lecture with Prof Noam Zohar, Bar Ilan University, Israel

10 Apr April

Reparative Aesthetics

Wednesday, 10 April 2019 at 1:00pm - Room 6N4, 6th Floor, Richardson Building, Dunedin Campus


Café Babel

Wednesday, 10 April 2019 at 4:00pm - Humanities Common Room, 1W9, first floor, Arts Building, Albany Street
Do you speak Chinese, or German, or French, Japanese or Spanish?  Come along and converse with others!


Karin Serres (Randell Cottage Writer in Residence)

Wednesday, 10 April 2019 at 5:00pm - Castle C seminar room
All are welcome to hear Randell Cottage Writer in Residence, Karin Serres, speak on her authorship of books for children, young adults, and adults.

08 May May

Café Babel in May

Wednesday, 8 May 2019 at 4:00pm - Humanities Common Room, 1W9, first floor, Arts Building, Albany Street

Our last Café Babel for first semester - all are welcome!

23 May May

The world lacks progressive leadership: Could New Zealand provide some?

Thursday, 23 May 2019 at 4:00pm - Richardson 6N4

A seminar by Thomas Nash, co-founder of New Zealand Alternative, and Social Entrepreneur in Residence and Adjunct Lecturer in Politics at Massey University.

24 May May

Open Lecture - Chris Finlayson, QC

Friday, 24 May 2019 at 3:00pm - Te Tumu, Ground Floor of the Richardson Building
Chris Finlayson, QC presents an open lecture titled: Using the courts to ensure the durability of Treaty settlements

12 Jun June

The Challenge of Christian Animal Ethics

Wednesday, 12 June 2019 at 5:15pm - Burns 1 Lecture Theatre
What does Christian faith mean for how we treat animals, especially in our use of them for food? An open lecture by Professor David Clough.

23 Jun June

A voice from Manus Island: An evening with Behrouz Boochani and Omid Tofighian

Sunday, 23 June 2019 at 6:00pm - Dunningham Suite, Floor 4, Dunedin City Library
Join us for an evening with Kurdish-Iranian writer, filmmaker, and refugee Behrouz Boochani, who is currently incarcerated by the Australian government in the Manus Island Regional Processing Centre (Papua New Guinea).