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Previous Humanities events

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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).

09 Jul July

Inaugural Professorial Lecture - Professor Lisa Ellis

Tuesday, 9 July 2019 at 5:30pm - Archway 1 Lecture Theatre, Archway Theatres (Union Street pedestrian area, opposite the original stone archway)
Professor Lisa Ellis delivers her Inaugural Professorial Lecture titled: Rational Environmental Optimism

11 Jul July

Automation, Space and Utopia

Thursday, 11 July 2019 at 5:30pm - Moot Court, 10th floor, Richardson Building
Dr John Danaher, Public Lecture

16 Jul July

Social impact careers in the digital age

Tuesday, 16 July 2019 at 5:00pm - Main Common Room in the University Union.
Hear from a number of speakers about opportunities for Humanities students in social impact careers.

18 Jul July

Nationhood reframed: Migration as opportunity structure

Thursday, 18 July 2019 at 6:00pm - Burns 2 Lecture Theatre
The re-tooled concept of nationhood involves the process of expanding the nation when otherwise different people share some combination of language, norms, values, faith, culture, identity or ideals. Join  in this open lecture, presented by Professor Raymond Taras, Department of Political Science, Tulane University, New Orleans. 

Ray Taras

Department of Political Science | Tulane University, New Orleans

208-19 U.S. Fullbright Distinguished Chair | The Australian National University, Canberra

24 Jul July

FW Guest Memorial Lecture

Wednesday, 24 July 2019 at 5:30pm - Moot Court Lecture Theatre, Richardson Building, University of Otago
The FW Guest Memorial Lecture is the Faculty of Law's most prestigious annual event for the legal profession in Otago. The Faculty is delighted that the 2019 lecture will be delivered by Professor David Fox, Professor of Common Law, University of Edinburgh and Otago Alumnus.

27 Jul July

Meet the 2019 University of Otago Arts Fellows

Saturday, 27 July 2019 at 1:00pm - Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 The Octagon, Dunedin
The Fellows will talk about their work and aspects of the creative process, and you can ask them questions. Chaired by Nicholas McBryde, Founder and previous Director of Arts Festival Dunedin.
This event, held at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, is guaranteed to be fun and interesting. Tea and cupcakes to follow.

29 Jul July

Inaugural Professorial Lecture - Professor Lachy Paterson

Monday, 29 July 2019 at 5:30pm - Archway 1 Lecture Theatre, Archway Theatres, (Union Street pedestrian area, opposite the original stone archway)
Professor Lachy Paterson delivers his Inaugural Professorial Lecture titled 'Colonialism, Race and Print'.

30 Jul July

Arts-based methods and cultural approaches in refugee integration

Tuesday, 30 July 2019 at 12:30pm - Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 The Octagon, Dunedin
Join us for the first lecture in the 2019 De Carle Distinguished Lectureship series given by Professor Alison Phipps (UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts, University of Glasgow) on the topic of Arts-based methods and cultural approaches to refugee integration.

 

Brexit and the challenges of the European integration process: Between rhetoric and hermeneutics

Tuesday, 30 July 2019 at 1:00pm - Arts 1W1 (first floor, west wing, room 1).

Professor. dr hab.Tomasz R. Szymczyński (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań) talks about Brexit in the light of rhetoric and hermeneutics.

31 Jul July

Café Babel July

Wednesday, 31 July 2019 at 4:00pm - Arts 1W9
Our first Cafe Babel for second semester - all are welcome

 

Inquisition: History and Legend?

Thursday, 1 August 2019 at 5:15pm - Burns 1 lecture theatre
Christopher Bellitto speaks on historical understandings and popular myths about inquisition—the Church's infamous instrument for the suppression of heretics.

 

Wealth, Wellbeing and Capital Gains Tax: What Next?

Monday, 5 August 2019 at 6:00pm - Archway 2 lecture theatre
Despite significant levels of inequality, the prospects of a capital gains tax (CGT) now appear remote. Join Max Rashbrooke and Lisa Marriott as they discuss what’s next for tackling wealth inequality in New Zealand.

07 Aug August

Ceremonial and spiritual reflections on creativity and reconciliation in integration

Wednesday, 7 August 2019 at 5:30pm - Moot Court, Richardson Building
Join us for the second lecture in the De Carle Distinguished Lectureship Series given by Professor Alison Phipps (UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts, University of Glasgow) on the topic of 'Ceremonial and Spiritual Reflections on Creativity and Reconciliation in Integration'.

12 Aug August

Destitution, deportation and their consequences: Considerations from Law and Language

Monday, 12 August 2019 at 5:30pm - Moot Court, Richardson Building, University of Otago
Join us for the third lecture in the 2019 De Carle Distinguished Lectureship Series given by Professor Alison Phipps (UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts, University of Glasgow) on the topic of 'Destitution, Deportation and their Consequences: Considerations from Law and Language'.

 

Refugee Integration and the Arts of Hospitality

Tuesday, 13 August 2019 at 7:30pm - Mornington Methodist Church, corner of Galloway and Whitby streets, Mornington, Dunedin
Join us for the fourth lecture in the De Carle Distinguished Lectureship Series given by Professor Alison Phipps (UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Langauges and the Arts, University of Glasgow) on the topic of 'Refugee Integration and the Arts of Hospitality'.

18 Aug August

Life and death on the Otago goldfields

Sunday, 18 August 2019 at 2:00pm - Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin
Join us for the second talk in the 2019 Global Migrations Public Lecture Series as Professor Hallie Buckley, Dr Charlotte King and Dr Peter Petchey discuss life and death on the Otago goldfields.

21 Aug August

Rent and refuge: Scotland's street-wise history of sanctuary and solidarity

Wednesday, 21 August 2019 at 3:30pm - Burns 5, Arts/Burns Building, Albany Street, Dunedin
Join us for the fifth lecture in the De Carle Distinguished Lectureship Series given by Professor Alison Phipps (UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts, University of Glasgow) on the topic 'Rent and Refuge: Scotland's Street-wise History of Sanctuary and Solidarity'.

 

Café Babel August!

Wednesday, 21 August 2019 at 4:00pm - Humanities Common Room, 1W9 (up the stairs), Arts Building
Speakers of Chinese, German, French, Japanese and/or Spanish - come have an informal chat!

 

The Lost Books of Jane Austen

Wednesday, 21 August 2019 at 5:30pm - Moot Court, Richardson Building (10th floor)
The Centre for the Book welcomes Professor Janine Barchas (University of Texas) for an evening of Jane Austen and book history.

24 Aug August

FFENNA 19 Dance Theatre

Saturday, 24 August 2019 at 5:00pm - Castle 1
Featuring more than 50 dancers performing every style from hip-hop to salsa, and all to a live drum backing, FFENNA 19 is community dance theatre at its best!

30 Aug August

Beyond Conflict: Evolution, Science and God

Friday, 30 August 2019 at 9:00am - Otago Business School, Ground Floor, Lecture Room G.17
This conference aims to promote constructive engagement between the disciplines of theology and science and explore some of the contentious issues in the relationship between science and religion

01 Sep September

Great Scots: Agnes Blackie

Sunday, 1 September 2019 at 2:00pm - Toitū Otago Settlers Museum 
Dr Ali Clarke on the life and career of Agnes Blackie. 

04 Sep September

Irish Film Night (3) - Sing Street

Wednesday, 4 September 2019 at 5:30pm - Burns 7
With the recession hitting people hard in Dublin during the 80s, Conor is moved from his private school to a tough inner-city alternative. As he tries to adjust to a new way of life, he decides to start his own band.

06 Sep September

Researching multilingually with displaced peoples

Friday, 6 September 2019 at 12:00pm - To be advised.
Join us for the sixth lecture in the De Carle Distinguished Lectureship Series given by Professor Alison Phipps (UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts, University of Glasgow) on the topic 'Researching Multilingually with Displaced Peoples'.

09 Sep September

KiwiBuy – the affordable home ownership initiative

Monday, 9 September 2019 at 5:15pm - Archway 2 Lecture Theatre, Dunedin Campus
The Salvation Army and the Centre for Theology and Public Issues are pleased to announce an opportunity to hear about an get on board with KiwiBuy

12 Sep September

Natural Hazards Planning in New Zealand

Thursday, 12 September 2019 at 12:00pm - Centre for Sustainability Seminar Room, 563 Castle Street, Dunedin
Dr Wendy Saunders looks at the challenges and opportunities when planning for natural hazards in New Zealand.

15 Sep September

Chinese Music Performance in colonial New Zealand

Sunday, 15 September 2019 at 2:00pm - Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin
Join us for the third talk in the 2019 Global Migrations Public Lecture Series as Professor Henry Johnson discusses Chinese musical performance in colonial New Zealand.