Humanities Research



New project funded by National Science Challenge

In a new project funded as part of the Deep South National Science Challenges, Associate Professor Lisa Ellis will investigate how the risks of sea level rise should be shared. It asks the questions; on a principled level, how should… Continue Reading →

College of Education lecturer wins Marsden Fund grant

Associate Professor Karen Nairn, University of Otago College of Education, has received a $840,000 Marsden Fund grant for her project “Putting Hope into Action: What inspires and sustains young people’s engagement in social movements?” The grant comes as part of… Continue Reading →

Digital Humanities Guide launched

The University of Otago Library has launched a Digital Humanities Guide. The guide aims to support digital humanities scholarship and practice by connecting people to the methods & tools, projects & other people transforming humanities scholarship in the digital realm…. Continue Reading →

College of Education secures multi-million dollar research contract

A contract for a substantial research project ($7.5 million dollars over three years) to be implemented by the Educational Assessment Research Unit (EARU) at the College of Education was recently signed by the Ministry of Education and the University of… Continue Reading →

Digital Humanities Expo – Programme out now

The second Digital Humanities Expo will be held at 2pm on the 6th of October, at Arana College. It is a great chance to discover how digital humanities tools might enhance your research and to meet potential research partners. Expo… Continue Reading →

Otago researcher examines the nature of trust

There’s no doubt trust is essential when it comes to solving conflict, but it can be a minefield when trust means different things to different people. Dr Mariska Kappmeier has been trying to define the nature of trust, and the… Continue Reading →

Election cycle not helping transport sustainability

Keeping New Zealanders on the move in an increasingly sustainable way is being hamstrung by our three-year election cycle and policy U-turns. That’s one of the conclusions of a joint transport study by the University of Otago’s Centre for Sustainability… Continue Reading →

On in October: Digital Humanities Expo II

This year’s Digital Humanities Expo is a great chance to discover how digital humanities tools might enhance your research and to meet potential research partners. Short talks this year include: virtual reality in prisons drones as mapping tools building a… Continue Reading →

Otago research examines #Gigatown

On 26 November 2014 Dunedin was named New Zealand’s first Gigatown – winning a 13 month-long competition to receive the fastest internet in the Southern Hemisphere. Now, a Senior Lecturer from Otago’s Department of Media Film and Communication has been… Continue Reading →

New book explains Spinoza’s account of reason

Professor Michael LeBuffe has recently published a book, Spinoza on Reason, which looks at Spinoza’s Philosophy, in particular his concepts of reason. “Spinoza has the reputation of being a great theorist of reason. He is known to philosophers as a champion… Continue Reading →

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