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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.

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?


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.

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".