Humanities Research



Significant gaps in legal services identified in Otago study

  It’s getting harder for Kiwis to access legal aid, new research suggests. With an average hourly charge-out rate of about $300, private lawyers are often out of reach for New Zealanders needing legal assistance, according to research from the… Continue Reading →

Moving mountains

This article was originally published in He Kitenga. With a magnitude 8 Alpine Fault earthquake predicted to occur at any time, changing how people and organisations prepare for disasters is the key to building a more resilient New Zealand in… Continue Reading →

Māori economic expression

This article was originally published by He Kitenga. Dr Gianna Leoni (Te Tumu School of Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies) wants to enhance the contemporary Māori language of economic development that reflects a kaupapa Māori – or Māori approach –… Continue Reading →

AI and responsibility

This article was originally published in He Kitenga. Otago researchers are investigating the implications of the artificial intelligence revolution on law, life and work. “Think of the 19th century when people had to walk in front of ‘motorised vehicles’ carrying… Continue Reading →

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 →

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