Humanities Research


January 2019

Museum conference examines legacy of colonial-era collections

Why, when New Zealand was going full-steam ahead establishing all it needed to become a bastion of empire, did the country’s colonial settlers regard museums as such an important part of their vision of a functional society? The Held In… Continue Reading →

Classics lecture leads to research on Alexander the Great’s death

It may have happened more than 2,300 years ago, but the mystery of Alexander the Great’s death could finally be solved, thanks to a University of Otago academic. Dr Katherine Hall, a Senior Lecturer at the Dunedin School of Medicine… Continue Reading →

Cooperation key for religious families?

Childcare can be expensive, stressful, and annoying to organise, but a University of Otago-led study has found it may also be behind religion’s resilience. Scholars have predicted the demise of religion for a long time, but it is not disappearing… Continue Reading →

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