School of Humanities news

Opinion: Free speech or 'no platform'? - a classicist’s plea
Wednesday 15 August 2018
Classical Studies lecturer Dr Jonathan Tracy is "disturbed by the recent push toward censorship - or, in the current euphemism, "no-platforming" - of dissenting viewpoints, both at Massey and in New Zealand and the Western world as a whole."
Community partners not ‘degree factories’
Wednesday 15 August 2018
Disruption. Transformation. Innovation. Inclusion. Collaboration. Community. Just some of the buzz words evoking changes afoot in the tertiary education sector - the focus of Professor Chris Gallavin's two-month stint as an Eisenhower Fellow.
Top humanities and social sciences talent celebrated
Thursday 5 July 2018
The value of travel, pursuing creative passions and volunteer work alongside academic goals were among the experiences shared by top humanities and social sciences students celebrated at ceremonies across Massey's three campuses in recent weeks.
Children’s book faces shame and pain of Vietnam War
Wednesday 20 June 2018
War historian Professor Glyn Harper has written a number of well-loved children's books about the Anzacs and First and Second World War themes. His new children's book is on the Vietnam War of the 1960s - a conflict less venerated or discussed.
Ambassador’s award for Japanese language student
Tuesday 12 June 2018
Learning another language not only teaches you how to communicate with people of another culture but makes you more tolerant and understanding of cultural differences generally, says Asian languages student Chelsea Higgins.
Disarmament campaigner in social entrepreneur role
Tuesday 22 May 2018
Disarmament activist Thomas Nash been appointed the first Social Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Massey University.
Top prize to historian for King Country saga
Monday 23 April 2018
A book on race relations in 19th century King Country has won historian Professor Michael Belgrave the prestigious 2018 Ernest Scott Prize for the best Australasian history publication.
Local history tells a bigger story – Whanganui series
Friday 13 April 2018
New Zealand soldiers - from heroes to conmen - who served in other countries' armies during WWI is the topic of a public seminar on April 17 by eminent historian Professor Glyn Harper.
NZ Spanish language teachers off to Colombia
Thursday 29 March 2018
Secondary school Spanish language teachers from across New Zealand are about to add a Colombian accent to their teaching techniques.
Free lectures offer cultural intelligence you can use
Monday 29 January 2018
What do politicians' State of the Nation speeches tell us? Will cyber-terrorism or North Korea be the biggest threats to security? How will a culturally diverse society hold together? Can mindfulness, poetry or religion be our secret weapons to cope with it all?

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