School of Humanities news

Japan’s new Reiwa era – what’s in a name?
Wednesday 8 May 2019
Japan's new emperor and new era are both nothing more than symbols. But that doesn't make them any less important to Japanese people, writes Dr Penny Shino.
Serving in other armies – NZ’s untold WWI stories
Tuesday 23 April 2019
A new book by Massey University war historian Professor Glyn Harper sheds light on the stories of some 12,000 New Zealanders who served in foreign armies during the First World War.
Japanese language exponent awarded
Thursday 4 April 2019
She was among the first generation to learn Japanese at secondary school in New Zealand - now Dr Penny Shino has been recognised for her outstanding work teaching and inspiring the next generation.
Opinion: Protecting religious diversity in NZ after Christchurch
Saturday 16 March 2019
Vital for healing after Christchurch will be a careful engagement with experience of managing religious diversity. Goodwill will need to be fostered in our streets and suburbs, says Dr Wil Hoverd.
War historian honoured with museum medal
Wednesday 6 March 2019
Glyn Harper, a professor of war studies, has been awarded a prestigious Museum Medal by the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
Making sense of an uncertain world: lecture series
Thursday 21 February 2019
China's influence, Auckland's superdiversity, philosophical issues in health and science research, the transformative power of theatre, music, literature - just a few of the sizzling topics in this year's Our Changing World public lectures by Massey University humanities and social science scholars.
Beijing trip boosts fluency for Chinese learners
Tuesday 5 February 2019
A six-week study trip to China funded by a Prime Minister's Scholarship to Asia (PMSA) has given 15 Massey students a deeper appreciation that learning Mandarin is a ticket to greater cultural understanding and job opportunities in the future.
Palmerston North link to world’s proverb capital
Wednesday 28 November 2018
Ah, the proverbial academic conference - for Classical Studies lecturer Associate Professor Gina Salapata a recent trip to a conference in Portugal was literally all about proverbs.
In search of church - future of religion in Godzone?
Wednesday 21 November 2018
Historian Professor Peter Lineham has been observing, writing about and enlightening his students and the public about New Zealand's religious history, its modern trends and its many colourful and charismatic spiritual leaders for decades.
Delegation bolsters academic ties with Latin America
Sunday 18 November 2018
New projects involving research and study exchanges, scholarships and collaboration in education, linguistics, psychology and development studies were on the agenda for a delegation from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences to Brazil, Colombia and Mexico this month.

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