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Previous Humanities events

03 Feb February

Great Scots: Otago Men and Women Who Shaped New Zealand

Sunday, 3 February 2019 at 2:00pm - Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Garden, Dunedin, Otago
When the Reverend Thomas Burns sailed up the harbour in 1848 to establish a settlement in this land, there was a vision for the community.

20 Feb February

A brief history of global jihad, 1979-2019

Wednesday, 20 February 2019 at 12:00pm - Burns 4 Seminar Room
Presented by Professor Glenn E. Robinson, a political scientist focusing on the Middle East.

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