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School of Humanities news

Indigenous voices on sustainability take global platform
Monday 29 June 2020
Māori philosopher Associate Professor Krushil Watene has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the 2020 UN Human Development Report alongside some of the world's leading economists and humanitarian thinkers.
Unseen images reveal Kiwi experiences of WW II
Monday 22 June 2020
From close-up shots of aerial bombings to posing on enemy tanks or the Pyramids - unseen photographs by New Zealand servicemen and women in the Second World War will soon be accessible in a new book by war historian Professor Glyn Harper.
Opinion: Lockdown lament for social and cultural life
Wednesday 29 April 2020
Restaurants and cafes, sporting and cultural events, magazines and books, parties and festivals are more than just economic stimulants or disease vectors: they are what our lives looks like, says Dr Nicholas Holm.
Opinion: The peace treaty with a terrible reputation
Friday 24 April 2020
After one hundred years, it is time that the Treaty of Versailles and the peacemakers of 1919 received a significant reassessment, says war historian Professor Glyn Harper.
Berlin to the Bard and more for lockdown minds
Thursday 23 April 2020
From life behind the Berlin Wall to Shakespeare's England - intriguing and inspirational research from Massey's humanities and social sciences scholars is on the menu of an online public series titled No Lockdown for the Mind.
Health grants for Massey research on COVID-19
Tuesday 21 April 2020
Two teams of Massey researchers have received more than half a million dollars in Health Research Council grants for studies that will help in the fight against COVID-19.
Opinion: A breakdown of daily life – but an opportunity because of that
Thursday 16 April 2020
By its very nature, routine behaviour involves little conscious thought. That's why frequently we're neither aware of the habits we have, nor those we lack. But there's an antidote: discontinuity, says philosopher Dr Marco Grix.
Opinion: History's pandemics lost on young
Friday 20 March 2020
Most young people don't study history at school and so they don't understand that pandemics have occurred down the ages. COVID-19 has taken them by surprise, says lecturer Dr John Moremon.
Opinion: Confronting extremism – what’s changed since March 15?
Thursday 12 March 2020
As 15 March draws near, John Battersby asks - has anything changed in New Zealand since last March, and have we learned anything from the experience?
Research asks how migrants feel welcome in NZ
Tuesday 25 February 2020
Feeling safe, having a job, a home and access to gardens and nature - new migrants and refugees say these are vital to settling successfully and feeling a sense of belonging.

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