School of Language,
Social and Political Sciences
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Our School encompasses the disciplines of: Anthropology, Diplomacy and International Relations, European and Europeon Union Studies, Global, Cultural and Language Studies, Human Services, International Law and Politics, Journalism, Linguistics, Media and Communication, Political Science, Social Work and Sociology. Here you will find some links to useful resources and information.
Corby case warning for travellers
12 February 2014 A University of Canterbury (UC) criminologist says the Schapelle Corby case in Indonesia is a reminder for people travelling abroad to be very careful. (read article)
The learning atmosphere here is awesome...
Dan Jiao Studying towards a PhD in Linguistics
Announcements and Events
Postgraduate Brown Bag Presentations
Postgraduate Brown Bag Presentations - Tuesdays, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Location: Psyc 311, Common Room
A human-animal themed issue of the journal Environment and Society: Advances in Research has just been published, featuring an article by Piers Locke (Anthropology). Titled 'Explorations in Ethnoelephantology: Social, Historical, and Ecological Intersections Between Asian Elephants and Humans', it traces the emergence of a new approach to the study of humans-elephant interrelations that integrates methodological perspectives from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Exploring the ways in which human and elephant lives and landscapes are socially, historically, and ecologically entangled, it reviews latest research in anthropology, geography, and history.
Patrick McAllister’s research on the lunar new year in Vietnam is the subject of two recent articles in Tuoi Tre, Vietnam’s largest circulation national daily newspaper. See: http://tuoitre.vn/tet-2014/590828/giao-su-patrick-toi-an-tuong-nhat-voi-tap-tuc-cung-xom.html
Anthropology PhD student Kierin Mackenzie has guest edited the latest issue of the Terralingua Organization's semi-annual magazine Langscape, which aims to promote a paradigm shift by educating minds and hearts about the importance and value of biocultural diversity for global sustainability through scientific and cultural knowledge. The theme of this issue in the Emerging Paradigms series is Weaving Innovation and Tradition.
On Thursday February 13, Piers Locke will be giving a presentation at the Centre for Research in Evolutionary and Environmental Anthropology at the University of Roehampton, London. The title of his talk is: Ethnoelephantology and The Multispecies Turn- New Approaches to Human-Elephant Relations.
Linguistics MA student Tim Connell has gained a Distinction for his MA thesis ‘A Sketch Grammar of Matéq: A Land Dayak language of West Kalimantan, Indonesia’. Tim’s MA research was supervised by Dr Heidi Quinn (Linguistics) and Prof Beth Hume (Linguistics), and supported by a UC Masters Scholarship, as well as a Gerhardt Laves Scholarship from the Australian Linguistic Society. Particular thanks to the Pusat Kajian Bahasa dan Budaya (Centre for Language and Culture Studies) at the Universitas Katolik Indonesia Atma Jaya (Atma Jaya Catholic University) in Jakarta for acting as the local counterpart institution during Tim’s fieldwork in Indonesia.
Media and Communication
Two students, Monique Steele and Michael Knewstubb (Media and Communication), have arrived in Aarhus, Denmark, on an Honours-level exchange, and two Danish students, Anne Dyrehauge and Kristian Aasted Halse, arrive here shortly. The exchange is part of the EU and Education New Zealand-funded Inclusive Journalism Initiative.
After a (very) long wait, Linda Jean Kenix just learned that her article titled, "You are either with us or with us: Constructing Samoan national identity through inclusion at the Samoa Observer," was accepted for publication in Journalism.
Dr Bronwyn Hayward senior lecturer in Political Science has been appointed Fellow & Advisory Board member to a UK Arts & Humanities Research Council 1.47 million pound grant for a research collaboration of 5 UK Universities and Art galleries: Stories of Change: Exploring energy and community in the past, present and future. The research is launched in September in Oxford, UK.
Jane Maidment from the Department of Human Services and Social Work has just had a co-edited book ‘Social Work Practice for Promoting Health and Wellbeing' published with Routledge (2014). This publication contains a series of interconnected chapters reporting on research, practice innovation and policy related to promoting and debating the discourse on wellbeing in social work and the human service sector.
Marsden grant winner
Congratulations to one of three Marsden grant winners in the College of Arts: Lynn Clark (Linguistics) on “Recency effects in spoken New Zealand English”.
Master of Social Work (Applied) (MSW(App))
Master of Social Work (Applied) (MSW(App)) OPEN for new enrolments in 2014.
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