School of Humanities news

Local ties to nature revealed in ecopoetry PhD
Tuesday 17 November 2020
Horowhenua-based farmer, poet Janet Newman explored local versions of the global ecopoetry trend for her PhD, and discovered that New Zealand writers are re-defining it.
Opinion: Do NZers only care about terrorism if it happens to us?
Monday 9 November 2020
Islamist inspired terrorism has reared its head again in Europe with the brutal slaying of a school teacher in Paris. But there has been barely a murmur out of New Zealanders. Do we only care about terrorism if it happens to us?
Vote for euthanasia includes broad ethical values
Monday 2 November 2020
Philosopher and ethics specialist Dr Vanessa Schouten says the acceptance of the assisted dying legislation shows that Kiwis are willing to make room for others to live by values they might not share themselves.
Linguistics podcast unravels the allure of Ashley
Thursday 8 October 2020
A new podcast challenges the idea that linguists inhabit a niche area of scholarship far-removed from everyday concerns.
DHB signs up for te reo Māori with Massey
Wednesday 30 September 2020
Massey University and the MidCentral District Health Board | Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua have signed a deal that will help address the growing demands in the health sector to increase knowledge of te reo Māori.
The complicated world of online misinformation and disinformation
Wednesday 30 September 2020
In episode three of Conversations That Count - Ngā Kōrero Whai Take, our guests Professor Richard Shaw and Jess Brenton-Shaw dive into this complicated issue.
Study on motivations of non-Māori to learn te reo
Thursday 24 September 2020
A study on the motivations of non-Māori to learn te reo Māori suggests Pākehā identity is increasingly tied to acquiring a deeper knowledge of, and ability to speak, the indigenous language.
Snail mail to Stream – nearly 60 years of distance learning at Massey
Wednesday 9 September 2020
Online learning is just one feature of a brave new world for the pandemic-hit planet as millions configured a 'new normal', switching to Zoom and other online platforms.
Māori philosophy – thinking about Antarctica
Thursday 6 August 2020
Massey University Māori philosopher and Associate Professor Krushil Watene is part of a group of researchers looking at how Te Ao Māori extends beyond the shores of Aotearoa to snowy white polar extremes.
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.

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