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Upcoming Humanities events

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01 Aug August

Humanities Careers Festival 1–31 August 2022

Monday, 1 August 2022 - Dunedin campus, with some events online via Zoom
Check out all the great careers events for Humanities students over the month of August, including the Public Sector and Not-for-profit Expo on 17 August in the Main Common Room, 11am–2pm.

16 Aug August

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.


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”.

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?


Faith Thinking – Theo Aotearoa

Thursday, 18 August 2022 at 7:00pm - Online
The Vice-Chancellor, David Murdoch has called for the University of Otago to become a Treaty-based, Treaty-driven University.


Catch-Up Book Club Special Edition – Ulysses by James Joyce

Tuesday, 23 August 2022 at 6:00pm - Burns 2 Lecture Theatre and Online via Zoom
Join us for a special edition of the Catch-Up Book Club on James Joyce's Ulysses, a celebration of the centenary of its 1922 publication. This will feature documentary "100 Years of Ulysses" , short talks by Joyce scholars and lively discussion.

05 Sep September

L'Dor V'Dor: The Holocaust and Intergenerational Trauma

Monday, 5 September 2022 at 6:15pm - 4th Floor, Dunedin Public Library, Dunedin
In this talk, Kris Clancy and Gillian Wess from the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand explore how the aftermath of the Holocaust has had lasting effects on subsequent generations through epigenetics, trauma, and communal cohesion

08 Sep September

Lunchtime Theatre – The Trial

Thursday, 8 September 2022 at 1:00pm - Allen Hall Theatre, University of Otago Dunedin campus
“The Trial” by Franz Kafka, adapted by Dean Parker. Directed by Sam Pretious.

30 Sep September

Pluralising Legalities: Religious Freedom in Secular States

Friday, 30 September 2022 at 12:00pm - Online
What constitutes the core values, tenets, cultural, historic, and ideological parameters of secularism in international contexts? Join us to hear Associate Professor Ann Black speak to her new co-edited volume, "Religious Freedom in Secular States".

14 Oct October

2022 Margaret Dalziel Lecture

Friday, 14 October 2022 at 4:00pm - RMOOT (Moot Court, 10th Floor Richardson Building), Dunedin
Professor Rita Raley of the University of California at Santa Barbara will present the 2022 Margaret Dalziel Lecture, which is titled: In the wake of Ovid's unicorn: Critical and Artistic Engagements with Machine Learning/AI.