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UC academic publishes new history of Tonga

20 November 2015 Tonga's most comprehensive history now includes chapters covering the last decade's shaky transition towards democracy, bringing the island kingdom's story up to date. (read article)

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Staff and students talk about their research in the Humanities.

James Logie Memorial Collection.

The James Logie Memorial Collection is one of the finest teaching collections of Greek and Roman antiquities to be found in the Southern Hemisphere.

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‘I can see how applicable and beneficial this programme will be to young professionals in the future...’

Alexandra Gilchrist Studying towards an MBM
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Announcements and Events

21st Biennial New Zealand Asian Studies Society (NZASIA) Conference

29 November 2015 09:00AM until 01 December 2015 05:00PM

Hatred: A Workshop with Visiting Iranian Filmmaker Reza Dormishian

03 December 2015 03:00PM until 03 December 2015 06:00PM

James Logie Memorial Collection Tours

01 July 2015 01:00PM until 03 November 2015 02:00PM

Jack Copeland Delivers Keynote at Mathematics Conference in Copenhagen

20 November 2015: Jack Copeland spent last week as guest of the Mathematics Department at Copenhagen University. On Tuesday he delivered a Mathematics Research Colloquium to an audience of 200, on Wednesday one of the two keynote addresses at the Mod Math conference, to an audience of 180, and on Thursday an invited research lecture at Det Informations-videnskabelige Akademi (The Institute of Information Science). Read more...

Proudfoot and Copeland Deliver Ada Lovelace Lectures in Israel

20 November 2015: Diane Proudfoot and Jack Copeland are organizing The Ada Lovelace Bicentennial Lectures On Computability at the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies. Read more...

21st Biennial New Zealand Asian Studies Conference, 29 Nov-1 Dec 2015

20 November 2015: The School of Language, Social and Political Sciences will be hosting the 21st New Zealand Asian Studies Conference from 29 Nov to 1 December. The conference is the largest gathering of Asia specialists in New Zealand and attracts participants from New Zealand as well as from overseas. Read more...

PhD Student Invited to Speak at Massey University

06 November 2015: Philosophy PhD student Fiona Dalzell was an invited speaker at Massey University in October, taking part in an expert panel discussing animal welfare and ethics. Read more...

Jack Copeland to Organise Centenary of Bletchley Park Codebreaker

30 October 2015: Bletchley Park Trust and the London Reform Club have invited Jack Copeland and intelligence analyst Claire Butterfield to organise the William Tutte Centenary in 2017. Read more...

History of NZ Empire in Pickles' New Book

30 October 2015: Katie Pickles has just published New Zealand’s Empire, a co-edited collection with Catharine Coleborne of the University of Waikato. The book is part of the prestigious Manchester University Press Studies in Imperialism.

Heather Wolffram to Publish Book from Marsden Research

30 October 2015: Heather Wolffram has been offered a book contract by Palgrave Macmillan for the monograph resulting from research conducted as part of her Marsden Grant. Read more...

Visiting Iranian Film Director Reza Dormishian

30 October 2015: Reza Dormishian, one of the most prominent and distinguished directors of the new generation of Iranian cinema, is the visiting filmmaker at UCFilm (Cinema Studies/Film, Fine Arts). He will be on campus until mid December. Read more...

Jack Copeland to Give Lectures in Beijing

16 October 2015: Jack Copeland has received an invitation to visit the Renmin University of China, Beijing, in April 2016 to deliver a short course of lectures on his research in the philosophy of computing. Read more...

Propaganda Article Published

16 October 2015: David Monger’s latest article has been published online in its advance access form in Twentieth Century British History. Read more...

Southern Spirits

16 October 2015: Julian Vesty, History Department Masters student, has co-authored his first academic paper with Joanna Cobley. Entitled 'Southern Spirits: The case of the Christchurch Psychical Research Society,' the article extends his summer scholarship (2013/14) with Heather Wolffram as primary supervisor. Read more...

Festival of Digital Humanities

16 October 2015: A six-week Festival of Digital Humanities begins at the end of this month with the visit of Professor Alan Liu from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Professor Liu is a highly distinguished figure within Digital Humanities circles, and we are privileged to have him at UC as a Fulbright Visiting Specialist, thanks to the generous support of the Fulbright Scholar Program. Read more...

Britten Choral Performance Well Reviewed

9 October 2015: On Saturday October 3rd, UC Consortia Chamber Choir performed in Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem alongside the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, Christchurch Boys’ Choir, the Christchurch City Choir and the NZ Secondary School Students’ Choir at the Airforce Museum. Read more...

UC People Elected to Australasian Music Education Association

9 October 2015: Adjunct Associate Professor David Sell presented a paper at the recent 37th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Research in Music Education (ANZARME) held at the Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, September 24 to 27. Read more...

Keam and Cree Brown Attend ISCM in Ljubljana

9 October 2015: Associate Professors Glenda Keam and Chris Cree Brown have just returned from Ljubljana, where they were involved in the World Music Days of the International Society for Contemporary Music. Read more...

Jack Copeland to Speak in Copenhagen

9 October 2015: Jack has been invited to Copenhagen University for the period 8 - 15 November 2015 to speak at the Mod MATH pa KU event, which brings maths high-school teachers from across Denmark into contact with recent developments in mathematics. Read more...

Heather Wolffram Wins Jackson Prize for Article

9 October 2015: Heather Wolffram’s article “An Object of Vulgar Curiosity: Legitimizing Medical Hypnosis in Imperial Germany” has won the 2015 Jackson Prize for the best article during the last three years in the Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences. Read more...

Holman's Poem "After the Tremor" Included in Song Cycle

9 October 2015: Dr Jeffrey Paparoa Holman (Senior Adjunct Fellow, English) will attend a choral performance of a new work which includes one of his poems set to music, with the works fourteen other well known poets, in Wellington on 15 November, at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Read more...

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