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Otago and Southland families asked for WW1 Passchendaele stories

Otago and Southland people are being encouraged to come forward to the University of Otago with their family stories, photos, and letters about the disastrous WW1 Campaign at Passchendaele. Two History 224 students will collate the material about the famous… Continue Reading →

Philosopher receives prestigious medal

An internationally leading philosopher of memory, Dr Kourken (Kirk) Michaelian, is the latest recipient of the University of Otago’s Carl Smith Medal and Rowheath Trust Award. The Award and Medal, which recognise outstanding research performance of early-career staff at Otago,… 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 →

Lecturer Receives Funding to Develop Research Infrastructure

University of Otago Lecturer John Shaver has received $US 84,600 ($NZ 112,000) funding from the Templeton Foundation to build an infrastructure to conduct cross-cultural studies on the role of religion in reproductive decision-making, parenting behaviour, and child outcomes. Dr Shaver… Continue Reading →

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 →

New book launched on Indian migrants

Last Thursday saw the successful launch of Jane McCabe’s new book, Race, Tea and Colonial Resettlement: Imperial Families, Interrupted at the Hocken Collections. Launched by the Centre for Colonial Culture Co-director, Angela Wanhalla, this monograph, published by Bloomsbury, explores the… Continue Reading →

Review shows child protection services need further work

One of the first academic and independent reviews of the Government’s direction on child protection services has raised fundamental concerns. The report by Dr Emily Keddell, a senior social work lecturer at Otago, focuses specifically on recent and proposed further… Continue Reading →

Work of Otago Archaeologists may be showcased in China

Artefacts from a Chinese camp that serviced the Lawrence goldfield may be bound for an exhibition in Beijing. Discussions are taking place between the Overseas Chinese History Museum of China, the Chinese Institute for Overseas Chinese History Studies and the… Continue Reading →

Keeping it in the Family exhibition now available online

Keeping it in the Family: British and Irish Literary Generations, 1770-1930, which was hosted in the de Beer Gallery, University of Otago Library, between 9 December 2016 and 17 March 2017, is now available as an online version of the… Continue Reading →

Otago historian wins coveted book award

Leading Otago history researcher Professor Barbara Brookes was last night named as a winner of a major literary honour in recognition of the excellence of her book on New Zealand women’s history. Professor Brookes’ work, A History of New Zealand… Continue Reading →

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