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Podcasts from the Division of Humanities, University of Otago

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Inaugural Professorial Lectures, public lectures and events from the Division of Humanities.

740 audio and video podcasts found.

IPL: Professor Angela McCarthy - Destination New Zealand: The Scottish and Irish Experience

Video 243.83MB
Audio 56.41MB

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Angela McCarthy is Associate Director of the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies and Professor of Scottish and Irish History in the Department of History and Art History where she teaches Scottish history and Irish and Scottish migration. She presents her inaugural professorial lecture. 19 March 2013

CTPI: Public Square – Changing the Guard at Rome, Canterbury and Wellington: Time for New Models of Leadership in the 21st-Century Church?

Video 436.52MB
Audio 86.31MB

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

The Centre for Theology and Public Issues presents a panel discussion reflecting on the retirement of Pope Benedict XVI and the recent appointment of a new Archbishop of Canterbury and Anglican Bishop of Wellington. Panellists include: Most Rev Colin Campbell, Rev Dr Margaret Mayman, Amy Armstrong, Laura Black and Terry Drummond. 26 February 2013.

Your BA: Why choose a BA, BA Myth Busting and Constructing a BA

Video 86.33MB
Audio 20.98MB

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Associate Professor James Maclaurin talks about the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree and its value to students. He also challenges some myths about the BA and gives advice on how to construct a BA degree.

Your BA: Constructing a BA and where to get more information

Video 27.25MB
Audio 8.68MB

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Associate Professor James Maclaurin gives advice on how to construct a BA degree and tells you where to go for further information and advice.

Your BA: Why choose a BA and BA Myth Busting

Video 58.99MB
Audio 12.36MB

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Associate Professor James Maclaurin talks about the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree and its value to students. He also challenges some myths about the BA.

NCPACS: Professor John Mueller – The Terrorism Delusion

Video 114.26MB
Audio 56.11MB

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

The National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies presents a public seminar discussing the 'decade of delusion' since the terrorist attacks of September 11 2001, in particular what Professor Mueller regards as the disproportionate response of the international community to the real threat presented by al-Qaeda. 29 January 2013.

Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies: A Conversation with Ian Rankin

Video 418.10MB
Audio 67.98MB

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Ian Rankin is a Scottish crime writer, best known for his novels featuring the character Inspector Rebus. Here he speaks with Professor Liam McIlvanney of the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies, discussing his literary career, Scotland and its politics, and his latest novel, 'Standing in Another Man’s Grave'. 14 November 2012

Annual Peace Lecture 2012: Rabbi Adi Cohen – Words, Concepts, Deeds: Peace as a Way of Living

Video 332.80MB
Audio 54.24MB

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Rabbi Adi Cohen of the Wellington Progressive Jewish Congregation presents the Annual Peace Lecture 2012 on the topic of “Words, Concepts, Deeds: Peace as a way of living”. Rabbi Cohen moved to NZ in May 2011 from Israel. He has taught courses in Jewish Law and Ethics, special education, and worked as a storyteller. He is active in interfaith activities in Wellington and is a member of the Wellington Council of Christians and Jews. 3 September 2012.

2012 Suffrage Lecture: Associate Professor Elisabeth McDonald - From ‘Real Rape’ to Real justice? A Look at the Efficacy of 35 Years of Feminism, Activism and Law Reform.

Video 265.49MB
Audio 44.24MB

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Associate Professor Elisabeth McDonald of the Faculty of Law, Victoria University of Wellington, presents the 2012 Suffrage Lecture on the topic “From ‘Real Rape’ to Real Justice?”.

Faculty of Law: Eileen Fegan – Education, Economics, Employment: Imagining Our Future

Video 297.63MB
Audio 48.45MB

Saturday, 6 October 2012

The Faculty of Law and the New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women hosted a public lecture featuring Eileen Fegan, an Irish lawyer specialising in human rights and women's rights. Eileen reflects on changes in women's education and employment patterns and the challenges of the recession. 6 October 2012.

CTPI: Public Square - 3 October 2012

Video 536.30MB
Audio 87.29MB

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

The Centre for Theology and Public Issues presents The Public Square. The Public Square is a forum for a variety of current issues. This panel includes Professor Jonathan Boston of Victoria University of Wellington; Louisa Wall, Labour MP; Aaron Hawkins of Dunedin’s Radio One; and Guy McCallum of the youth wing of the ACT party. 3 October 2012.

In Conversation With Brian Turner

Video 575.41MB
Audio 93.77MB

Friday, 28 September 2012

The University of Otago is pleased to present Brian Turner in conversation with Grahame Sydney. Brian Turner is a prominent New Zealand poet, and was the 1984 Burns Fellow at the University of Otago. He also served as New Zealand Poet Laureate from 2003-2005. In August 2012 the University of Otago presented Brian with an honorary Doctorate of Literature. On the eve of this occasion he reflects on his life and career, covering topics such as his childhood in Dunedin, his love of sport and his passion for poetry.

A Lunchtime Poetry Reading – Emma Neale

Audio 19.71MB

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

The Department of English presents a lunchtime poetry reading featuring author Emma Neale. Emma is the 2012 Burns Fellow at the University of Otago and has published several successful volumes of poetry and novels. 11 September 2012.

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