Humanities Research

Marsden and Rutherford funding success for Humanities

The Division of Humanities celebrates the news that Associate Professor Priscilla Wehi (Centre for Sustainability) and Associate Professor Zach Weber (Philosophy) have received Marsden Fund grants, and Dr Neil Vallelly a Rutherford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. Division of Humanities Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor… Continue Reading →

Changes to teaching needed to integrate Māori law into legal system

Systemic change in the legal studies curriculum at our universities would be an important step towards integrating Māori law into Aotearoa New Zealand’s legal system, research released this week says. Phase one of the three-stage report Inspiring National Indigenous Legal… Continue Reading →

Family justice system needs to incorporate children’s voices

Otago researchers support children’s participation being enhanced in the family justice system as it undergoes a government-led overhaul. The results of a six-year research project by the University of Otago’s Children’s Issues Centre evaluating the 2014 Family Law Reforms show… Continue Reading →

A tactical retreat? New RMA report takes top planning award

A ground-breaking report focused on reducing natural hazard and climate change risk under the Resource Management Act (RMA) was recently awarded the New Zealand Planning Institute’s John Mawson Award of Merit for 2020. Report co-author and University of Otago Faculty… Continue Reading →

New research examines links between religion and fertility/ outcomes for children

“Be fruitful and multiply” says the Bible, and worldwide religious people tend to have more children than their secular counterparts. New research suggests that this “multiplying” may be the result of the higher levels of support from non-family members that… Continue Reading →

Moving to energy-efficient lighting more than just a bright idea

A new University of Otago-led study shows moving to more energy-efficient lighting would help New Zealand achieve 100 per cent renewable electricity generation. Lightening the load: quantifying the potential for energy-efficient lighting to reduce peaks in electricity demand – a… Continue Reading →

Trans-Tasman project to explore online law during lockdown

A trans-Tasman research team wants to analyse the stories of people who have participated in online legal hearings during the COVID-19 pandemic. Remote Justice Stories is a collaboration between researchers at the Australian Centre for Justice Innovation (ACJI) at Monash… Continue Reading →

Motorised transport dominant mode for Dunedin pre-schoolers

Being on the move is part of everyday life for millions of children in cities globally, but little is known about how pre-schoolers see, and what they want for, their transport systems.  In a ground-breaking new paper University of Otago… Continue Reading →

Dunedin leads charge on electric vehicle uptake

Dunedin is still leading the main New Zealand cities by almost every measure in electric vehicle uptake. Analysis of the 2019 Ministry of Transport data on EV registrations shows that Dunedin has edged further ahead of Wellington, its closest rival,… Continue Reading →

PNG highland research redates Neolithic period

Otago alumnus and research postdoctoral fellow Dr Ben Shaw and Waim locals at a dig site. A new report published in Science Advances on the emergence of agriculture in highland Papua New Guinea shows advancements often associated with a later… Continue Reading →

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