School of Humanities news

Mothers pressured to adopt sought for research
Tuesday 3 September 2019
A Massey University Master of Arts student wants to hear from New Zealand women who were pressured to adopt out their babies in the 1960s and 1970s because of the social stigma of being pregnant and unwed.
Massey welcomes prospective students to Wellington Open Day
Monday 19 August 2019
Hundreds of prospective students, from school leavers to adult students, will descend on Massey University's Wellington campus on Friday, August 23.
Lessons from NZ for indigenous scientists in Chile
Monday 5 August 2019
Finding out how Māori knowledge and cultural perspectives and practices are woven into the teaching of sciences is providing a Chilean anthropologist with ideas for how to encourage more indigenous Chileans to study sciences.
Beijing an enriching stint for Chinese language intern
Tuesday 16 July 2019
The chance to combine his loves for photography and Chinese language has resulted in an internship at the prestigious Peking University for Dillon Anderson.
Academic gown funds go to master's research
Wednesday 10 July 2019
Eleven post-graduate Massey University students have been awarded scholarships totalling $70,000 by the Graduate Women Manawatū Charitable Trust for research projects as diverse as volcanology, maternal ambivalence and animal stress
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.

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