Humanities Research



PhD graduate joins Understanding Unbelief project

Dr Masoumeh (Sara) Rahmani, was awarded a £59,535 research grant by the University of Kent’s Understanding Unbelief project to undertake postdoctoral research at Coventry University, UK. Her proposed research will carry out a cross-cultural investigation of the nature of unbelief… Continue Reading →

Travel Texts and Moving Cultures

Anita Perkins, Department of Languages and Cultures PhD graduate, has recently published a book based on her PhD, answering the question ‘How does the experience of travel transform culture over time?’ The book brings together two main areas of scholarship;… Continue Reading →

City of Literature scholarship

The Department of English and Linguistics at the University of Otago invites applications for a new doctoral scholarship in literary studies: The University of Otago City of Literature PhD Scholarship. The scholarship celebrates the granting of UNESCO City of Literature… Continue Reading →

PhD candidate’s back-to-back conference sessions a first in organisation’s 105 year history

Jean Marie Carey, a PhD candidate in the Department of Languages and Cultures, has been invited for a second time to present her research on the Expressionist painter, writer, and naturalist Franz Marc at the annual conference of the College… Continue Reading →

Beach work benefits community

Experimental work to improve the resilience of vulnerable sand dunes at South Dunedin’s St Kilda Beach fulfils Otago Geography Master’s student Tom Simons-Smith’s desire for his research to directly benefit people. Passersby will notice three notches of varied dimensions dug… Continue Reading →

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