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Upcoming Humanities events

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To Not Die of History – A Lecture with Cherry Smyth

Tuesday, 29 October 2019 at 5:30pm - Moot Court Lecture Theatre (10th floor Richardson Building, Dunedin campus)
'To Not Die of History' will draw on "Famished" (Pindrop Press, 2019) Cherry Smyth’s book-length poem that explores the Irish Famine (1845-52) and how British imperialism helped cause mass starvation and the largest refugee crisis of the 19th century.

31 Oct October

The New Farmers Project

Thursday, 31 October 2019 at 4:00pm - Centre for Sustainability Seminar Room, 563 Castle Street, Dunedin
Rural sociologist, Associate Professor Paul Stock, presents The New Farmers Project: Collaborative Creative Scholarship and Utopian Futures of Food -  an interdisciplinary art and research ethnography of new and emerging farmers in the U.S. Midwest.

03 Nov November

Great Scots: Isabel Fraser – Lady Principal

Sunday, 3 November 2019 at 2:00pm - Toitū Otago Settlers Museum
Professor Barbara Brookes examines the life and legacy of Isabel Fraser (1863-1942). Like many early women graduates of the University of Otago, Isabel Fraser became a teacher, one of a cohort who helped raise the standard of girls' education in New Zealand. From 1894 she served as Principal of Wanganui Girls' College, the largest girls' boarding school in New Zealand, before becoming the founding Principal of the first Presbyterian boarding school for girls, Iona College. 

15 Nov November

150th Anniversary Celebrations - Leap Dance symposium

Friday, 15 November 2019 at 8:30am - Allen Hall Theatre, University of Otago, Dunedin
The Leap Dance symposium invites dance scholars, pedagogues, curators, choreographers and practitioners to celebrate iconic choreographers and dance educators in New Zealand.

17 Nov November

The Scottish role in developing the Ceylon tea enterprise

Sunday, 17 November 2019 at 2:00pm - Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin
Join us for the final talk in the 2019 Global Migrations Public Lecture Series as Professor Angela McCarthy explores the Scottish role in developing the Ceylon tea enterprise.

18 Nov November

Performing Artefacts conference

Monday, 18 November 2019 at 8:30am - Allen Hall theatre
The Performing Artefacts conference considers how peoples’ experiences and knowledge of ‘the real’ are communicated via performances involving artefacts – performances of the everyday, as well as activities explicitly labelled ‘performances.’