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Book launch to celebrate Māori Language Week

Te Wiki o te reo Māori – Māori Language Week will see the launch of a new book by Otago historians Associate Professor Angela Wanhalla and Associate Professor Lachy Paterson. The pair collaborated to write He Reo Wāhine: Māori Women’s… Continue Reading →

Book on the history of New Zealand youth culture launched

Associate Professor Chris Brickell of Gender Studies celebrated the launch of his new book Teenagers: The Rise of Youth Culture at the Staff Club recently. Published by Auckland University Press the book is a cultural history project investigating the changing… 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 →

New book on Religious Childhoods

Creating Religious Childhoods in Anglo-world and British Colonial Contexts, 1800-1950 is a new co-edited collection from Hugh Morrison (University of Otago College of Education), and Mary Clare Martin (Greenwich University, UK).  This new book, published by Routledge, features children and… Continue Reading →

New book explores intersection of security technologies and racism

A new book collection on the intersection of security technologies and racism has been published. Entitled Security, Race, Biopower: Essays on Technology and Corporeality, it is edited by Dr. Holly Randell-Moon and Ryan Tippet from the Department of Media, Film… Continue Reading →

New light cast on past human responses to climate change

Researchers from the University of Otago, the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History and the University of Oxford are casting new light on past human responses to climate change. It has been argued that some of the… Continue Reading →

Constitutional law may deepen conflicts over religion

Balancing law and religion is a challenge throughout the world. It is widely assumed that a well-designed and well-implemented constitution can help ensure religious harmony in modern states. Yet how correct is this assumption? Dr Benjamin Schonthal’s latest book Buddhism,… Continue Reading →

International experts argue for synergies among the public health, environmental protection, and human security sectors

In a recent article, co-authored with an international team of experts, Adan Suazo argues that global health catastrophes have complex origins and more research intersections need to be established by experts in the fields of conflict resolution, public health and… Continue Reading →

Christian Faith and Family Violence: A Report for Samoan Communities in New Zealand

Domestic violence is a serious social problem in Samoan communities. The statistics say it all; nearly half of Samoan women have been subject to abuse by intimate partners or parents. Dr Mercy Ah Siu-Maliko, a Harold Turner postdoctoral fellow with… Continue Reading →

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