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UC academic explores Chinese art of diplomacy

28 April 2016 A UC art historian is unravelling the stories behind New Zealand's most extensive collection of Chinese art with assistance from a $434,000 Marsden grant. (read article)

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Video Interviews

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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‘History allows us not only to learn about the past, but also to learn about the present...’

Joshua Smith Studying towards a BA in History
Interviewer, Colmar Brunton
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Announcements and Events

What We Know from the Historical Record: The Persecution of Gay Men and Lesbians

Law 108 Business and Law Building, 15/3/2016 5:00 PM Free 

Literary Fame and Its Consequences

University Bookshop, 15/3/2016 5:00 PM Free 

Histories of forensic psychiatry and forensic psychology conference

Room 106 Okeover Building, 17/3/2016 9:00 AM Free 

Witnessing Tragedy: Recognition, Fear and the War on Terror

PS 208, Macmillan Brown Centre, 18/3/2016 11:00 AM Free 

Why look at animals?

Philip Carter Family Auditorium, Christchurch Art Gallery, 30/3/2016 6:00 PM Free

Proudfoot and Copeland Organise Ada Lovelace Lectures while in Israel

19 February 2016: While on study leave, Diane Proudfoot and Jack Copeland spent time at the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies. Read more...

UC Student Composition Played at CHOGM Meeting in Malta

19 February 2016: Composition student Matthew Everingham had his piece 'AOTEAROA ECHO' - for Harp, Flute and Strings, performed as a part of the Panorpheus Concert Series alongside The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Malta. Read more...

Matthew Lee Selected for NZSO Fellowship Programme

19 February 2016: MMus student (flute) Matthew Lee was recently selected for the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra fellowship programme, which is the NZSO’s premier offering for emerging orchestral musicians. Read more...

UC Music Radio Show Nominated in NZ Radio Awards

19 February 2016: The School of Music radio show ‘Degrees of Sound’ - broadcast on Plains FM - has been nominated by Plains FM for entrance into the 2016 NZ Radio Awards sponsored by NZ on Air in the category 'Best Music Programme In Any Language'. Read more...

Hamish Oliver Wins Development Award From APRA

19 February 2016: School of Music lecturer Hamish Oliver recently received an APRA Professional Development Award. Read more...

What Shall We Do After Wagner?

19 February 2016: Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Arts Jonathan Le Cocq recently had a paper printed in a collection of essays: 'What Shall We Do After Wagner? Karl Popper on Progressivism in Music'. Read more...

UC School of Music Celebrates 125th Anniversary

19 February 2016: This year, the School of Music at UC will be celebrating its 125th Anniversary. The inaugural lecture on music was given by George F. Tendall in the Canterbury College Hall on Thursday the 19th of March, 1891, and carried the title “A Short History of Vocal Music - with vocal illustrations by members of the Cathedral Choir”. Like many of the School’s concerts, workshops and events of 2016, it was free and open to the public. Read more...

UC Postgrads Attend Manuscript Book Workshop in Sydney

19 February 2016: History PhD candidates Anna Milne-Tavendale and Derek Whaley both received bursaries to attend the ANZAMEMS postgraduate advanced training workshop ‘The Manuscript Book'. Read more...

Geoffroi of Courlon and Political Perceptions in Late Medieval France

19 February 2016: Dr Chris Jones published the article ‘Geoffroi of Courlon and Political Perceptions in Late Medieval France’ in Viator, 47:1 (2016), 153-89 at the beginning of February. Read more...

New Zealand Studies Seminar Series 2016

18 February 2016: We are delighted to announce the establishment of the interdisciplinary New Zealand Studies Seminar series to be held fortnightly on Fridays from 1 – 2pm, in Room 213 of the Psychology/Sociology Building. The first seminar is on Friday March 4th. Read more...

New UC Film Lecturer Steve Carr Profiled by Christchurch Press

9 February 2016: On February 3rd, The Christchurch Press featured our new Film lecturer Steve Carr talking about his playful films and video installations. Read more...

Welcome for New Ursula Bethell Writer in Residence Philip Braithwaite

9 February 2016: On February 1st, the English Department held a morning tea to welcome Philip Braithwaite, our new Ursula Bethell Writer in Residence for the next six months. Philip Braithwaite is a writer of plays, essays and short stories. Read more...

Erin Harrington Presents Paper at Food/Love/God

4 February 2016: Dr Erin Harrington was invited to present a paper at the ‘Food / Love / God’ popular culture symposium, which was hosted by the Popular Culture Research Centre at the Auckland University of Technology. Read more...

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