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Previous Humanities events

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02 Jun June

Master of Arts (Coursework) information sessions

Thursday, 2 June 2022 at 4:00pm - Burns 6, Ground Floor, Arts Building, Dunedin, and online via Zoom
Build on your Bachelor of Arts and find out about the Master of Arts (Coursework).

03 Jun June

So very hideous an idea: Frankenstein's Challenge to Rousseau

Friday, 3 June 2022 at 4:00pm - Via Zoom, Dunedin
In Frankenstein, Shelley takes Rousseau’s fantasy to its logical limit, asking what would happen if our enthusiastic investment in this fantasy were, indeed, to bring it to life.

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’

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?