Humanities Research


Katie Smith

Pasifika Theatre celebrated in new book

A new book written by University of Otago Associate Prof in Theatre Studies Lisa Warrington and Victoria University Associate Prof David O’ Donnell, tells the story of the first 30 years of Pasifika Theatre in New Zealand. Floating Islanders Pasifika… 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 →

New Book: Eugenics at the Edges of Empire

A new book has just been published by co-editors Diane Paul, Department of Zoology’s Hamish Spencer and Department of History and Art History’s John Stenhouse. Eugenics at the Edges of Empire is the first book to consider the history of… 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 →

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