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Previous Humanities events

28 Feb February

Pyongyang and the Korean Peninsula: A Chinese Perspective

Thursday, 28 February 2019 at 12:00am - Arts Building, 5th Floor, Room 5C13
Professor Ren Xiao, Fudan University, will discuss the current outlook for China’s foreign and economic security policy – particularly with regards to its relationship with Pyongyang and situation on the Korean Peninsula


Gardens, Echoes, Memories... and the (re)construction of identity

Thursday, 28 February 2019 at 12:00pm - University of Otago College of Education
ERG04 - Education Centre
Union Street East

Gardens, Echoes, Memories...and the (re)construction of identity. Lessons from Two American Japanese-style Gardens presented by Professor David Bell

03 Mar March

A Highlander abroad - DM Stuart and early Otago

Sunday, 3 March 2019 at 2:00pm - Toitū Otago Settlers Museum
As part of the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies' 'Great Scots' lecture series, Professor Liam McIlvanney will explore the life and work of the Reverend DM Stuart.

13 Mar March

Café Babel

Wednesday, 13 March 2019 at 4:00pm - Humanities Common Room, 1W9, Arts Building, first floor west wing room 9
All students of Chinese, German, French, Japanese and Spanish - and native speakers of any of these languages, you are warmly invited to our first of our monthly Café Babel get-togethers!


The Victory of Transcendence

Wednesday, 20 March 2019 at 5:30pm - Archway 1
Associate Professor Alan Strathern, University of Oxford, Albert Moore Memorial Lectures 2019

21 Mar March

2019 International Race Relations Day Lecture: The courage of our convictions

Thursday, 21 March 2019 at 11:00am - Union Hall, 640 Cumberland Street, University of Otago, and a live stream is also available in the Burns 1 lecture theatre, Albany Street.
How can we make a difference in a world where human rights are under pressure? Closer to home, how do we resist the complacency of living in a peaceful country where the very real human rights issues can be harder to see?

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