School of Humanities news

Massey-China language centre to drive Mandarin momentum
Thursday 18 May 2017
The development of innovative online Chinese language programmes for learners across the Pacific region is at the heart of a new partnership between Massey University and Beijing Language and Culture University.
Bricks or pie? - big questions win Gates Cambridge scholarship
Wednesday 3 May 2017
Brick wall or sliced pie? It maybe a crude analogy, but it captures how we might understand the structure of the Universe, says Massey University Bachelor of Arts graduate Nathan Hawkins. He is about to embark on doctoral research on the topic at one of the world's top philosophy departments.
Anti-Muslim attitudes not the NZ way
Wednesday 15 March 2017
Muslim New Zealanders are just normal New Zealanders, the woman at the centre of a widely publicised anti-Muslim attack in Huntly has told Massey University students.
New book asks: ‘what does it mean to be a citizen?’
Thursday 9 March 2017
New book asks: 'what does it mean to be a citizen?' What can history tell us about the state's duty to its citizens? A bold and timely new book from Massey University Press brings political theorists and historians from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences together to examine the role of, and need for, a critical, global and active civil society.
‘Supper Spanish’ a fun, informal way to learn
Wednesday 8 March 2017
Tricky pronunciation and complicated verb conjugations? - no hay problema say teachers of a new interactive Supper Spanish language course at Massey University's Auckland campus.
Panama musician in Spanish-Māori fusion
Thursday 2 March 2017
Rómulo Castro strums and sings softly in Spanish under the shady trees at the Manawatū campus about bringing stories from the Caribbean to the Tasman Sea in the spirit of the 'nueva trova' - new troubadours of Cuba - who first inspired him.
Opinion: Value of humanities should not be underestimated - scientist
Wednesday 22 February 2017
Successive governments have taken the view that education is about generating a short-term profit. For years, tertiary education policy has sought to create and expand a marketplace where the learning opportunities necessary to deliver such profits are supplied and purchased.
‘Love humanities’ day gets Massey support
Tuesday 21 February 2017
Studying the humanities often gets a bad rap through persistent misunderstandings - but a national day of action calling for the nation to 'love humanities' aims to highlight its value to our society.
Sharing Aotearoa and Ancient World connections
Thursday 19 January 2017
Myths and tales of Ancient Greece and Rome - as well as its philosophers, poets and mathematicians - have captured people's imaginations for centuries with sex, violence, dysfunctional families, cruel gods and corrupt politics.
Chinese migrants and elderly parents - Marsden study
Tuesday 17 January 2017
Government policy changes in New Zealand and China are creating pressures for only child migrants from China who face difficult decisions juggling new lives with cultural expectations to care for ageing parents.

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