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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.

CTPI: Climate Change – Where Are We Now and What Do We Do Next?

Video 343.75MB
Audio 86.98MB

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Open Lecture and Panel with Professor Jonathan Boston (Professor of Public Policy, Victoria University School of Government), Dr Janet Stephenson ('Risk Assessment for NZ' and Director of the Centre for Sustainability), Professor Colin Campbell-Hunt (Otago Climate Change Network), and Alec Dawson (Generation Zero). 22 April 2013.

Faculty of Law: The Honourable Michael Kirby – Animal Welfare Law Reaches a Moment of Truth

Video 237.86MB
Audio 85.30MB

Monday, 13 May 2013

Empirical scientific data has now established that animals share with human beings features of intelligence, insight, and understanding, a capacity to feel pain, and emotions such as love, grief, and fear. Thus, there is an increasing concern to spread the protection of animal welfare law beyond the traditional circle of domestic animals to farm animals, circus and experimental animals and animals caught up in the corporatised processes of slaughter. This has given rise to new laws to protect animals, new organisations to speak for their rights, new challenges before the courts and through the media, new political campaigns, and the increased teaching of animal welfare law in universities. This lecture will describe how the speaker came to be more conscious of these issues, and the important role that lawyers have in advancing the interests of animals. 26 March 2013.

Michael King Memorial Lecture 2012: Grahame Sydney – Regionalism Forever: Reflections on My Backyard

Video 194.48MB
Audio 64.57MB

Monday, 6 May 2013

Grahame Sydney is a celebrated New Zealand artist whose works focus on the landscapes of Central Otago and the Maniototo in the South Island. Sydney was the University of Otago Frances Hodgkins Fellow in 1978 and is well-known for his love of the New Zealand environment, and his efforts to protect it from over-development. Here he discusses his views on regional diversity, and the future of our countryside. 4 October 2012.

2012 Carl Smith Medal Lecture: Associate Professor Jacob Edmond: Poetry and Piracy: Copyright and Poetic Licence

Video 361.47MB
Audio 58.78MB

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Associate Professor Jacob Edmond, Department of English and Linguistics presents the 2012 Carl Smith Medal lecture, "Poetry and Piracy: Copyright and Poetic Licence". The Carl Smith Medal is given to early career researchers for outstanding scholarly achievement. 16 October 2012

Faculty of Law: Matthew Gillett: The Legacy of the International Criminal Tribunal Yugoslavia and the Future of International Criminal Law

Video 136.91MB
Audio 67.27MB

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Matthew Gillett, Otago LLB/BA alumnus, is working as a Trial Attorney at the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. In this talk Matthew highlights some of the notable developments from the work at the ICTY, lessons learned, and the future for this field of practice at the International Criminal Court. 13 February 2013

Asian Migrations Research Theme: Professor Chua Beng Huat

Video 207.94MB
Audio 73.15MB

Monday, 29 April 2013

Professor Chua Beng Huat, National University of Singapore, speaks on ‘Managing Multiculturalism: Immigration, Population Policy and Citizenship in Singapore’. Since Singapore’s independence the management of race, multiculturalism and multi-religiosity has been a central concern of the government. This presentation explores the implications of multiculturalism on recent immigration and population policies in contemporary Singapore. 29 April 2013

Faculty of Law: F.W. Guest Memorial Lecture 2013, Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers

Video 189.73MB
Audio 52.79MB

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

The Faculty of Law is pleased to host Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers the New Zealand Law Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellow for 2013, as the 2013 F.W. Guest Memorial speaker. This lecture "The Impact of Human Rights on Domestic Courts" examines the approach taken towards the European Convention on Human Rights in Strasbourg and in the United Kingdom. More specifically, it considers how the British Parliament has given domestic effect to the Convention under the Human Rights Act 1998 and the way in which the Supreme Court has interpreted the relevant provisions of that Act. The lecture was given on 6 March 2013.

In Conversation with Alan Musgrave

Video 169.51MB
Audio 54.65MB

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

The Department of Philosophy is pleased to present Dr Heather Dyke in conversation with Professor Alan Musgrave. In 2012 Alan Musgrave was honoured with the Distinguished Research Medal, the highest research honour given by the University of Otago. He also received the Humanities Aronui Medal from the Royal Society of New Zealand. Here he discusses his life, his career and his love of Philosophy. 28 November 2012.

English: Brian Reed - Less is More: Contemporary Poems Composed Through Deletion

Audio 61.49MB

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Open lecture by Professor Brian Reed, Department of English, University of Washington. Since the turn of the millennium, a number of poets have begun composing verse by taking pre-existing texts and selectively deleting words, phrases, sentences, and even whole sections. Does it make sense to call such poets "writers" in anything but a very loose sense, since, instead of generating text, they remove it? Moreover, since they give us nothing but passages of borrowed language with the original word order preserved intact, can we say that they are sharing their unique thoughts, experiences, and emotions? This talk will argue that today's poetry-by-subtraction is best understood as an inventive response to information overload. 2/08/2012.

Theology and Religion: Dr Michael Radich - How the Mahāparinirvāna-mahāsūtra Won the Heart of East Asian Buddhism, and the Quixotic Quest for Essence in Asian Religions

Video 134.62MB
Audio 59.57MB

Friday, 12 April 2013

Dr Michael Radich of Victoria University of Wellington gives a lecture on the subject of “How the Mahāparinirvāna-mahāsūtra Won the Heart of East Asian Buddhism, and the Quixotic Quest for Essence in Asian Religions”. 19 October 2012.

Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures 2012: Rev Dr Wiliam Willimon – The End of the World

Video 166.97MB
Audio 53.23MB

Thursday, 11 April 2013

The Department of Theology and Religion presents lecture six of the 2012 Thomas Burns Memorial Lecture series. Given by the Reverend Dr William Willimon, Bishop of the United Methodist Church in Alabama, this presentation covers the topic “The End of the World”. 9 August 2012.

IPL: “The Art of Philosophical Synthesis”

Video 141.20MB
Audio 57.18MB

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Professor Alex Miller of the Department of Philosophy, delivers his Inaugural Professorial Lecture: “The Art of Philosophical Sythesis” 9 April 2013

CCCS: Sir Mason Durie - Science & Indigenous Knowledge, Bioethics at the Interface: A New Zealand experience

Video 126.98MB
Audio 71.12MB

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Sir Mason Durie, Professor Emeritus, Massey University, speaks about ‘Science & Indigenous Knowledge, Bioethics at the Interface: A New Zealand experience’, for the Comparative and Cross Cultural Studies research theme. 26 March 2013

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