School of Humanities news

Tea ceremony tale launches 2020 Japanese films
Tuesday 21 January 2020
A young woman discovering the intricacies of the ancient tea ceremony is the theme of a 2018 Japanese film to screen in February - the first of 2020's free monthly Japanese films at Massey University's Auckland campus in Albany.
Dick Scott cherished for impact of Parihaka book
Tuesday 7 January 2020
Historian and journalist Dick Scott, author of the ground-breaking story of Parihaka, Ask That Mountain, is being remembered for his contribution to sparking a change in Pākehā consciousness about colonialism.
NZ linguist helping to revive Aboriginal language
Friday 20 December 2019
A New Zealand linguist has launched a series of children's books she co-wrote in Gamilaraay - an endangered Aboriginal language she is working to revive using mostly digital technology in collaboration with a community in New South Wales.
Drone film for reality check of NZ environment
Wednesday 11 December 2019
Geography, sociology, philosophy students and staff will swap lecture theatres for the wilderness this summer to use aerial and underwater drones for a film revealing land use, environmental issues and human-environment relationships in Aotearoa.
History now – ‘Game of Thrones’ to Gate Pā?
Thursday 5 December 2019
The past has become a digital feast and there is no other point in human history when people have had such ready access to it, historian Professor Michael Belgrave says.
Face time innovates online language learning
Wednesday 4 December 2019
Learning another language can take years of commitment and effort amid our busy lives. A new online learning innovation pairing students face-to-face with native speakers is helping to speed up progress.
Massey student wins UK scholarship to seek taonga
Monday 2 December 2019
A Massey student has been awarded a He Whai Mātauranga (In Pursuit of Knowledge) Scholarship established by the British High Commission to help reconnect Māori taonga within UK institutions to Aotearoa New Zealand.
The meaning of philosophy in perplexing times
Thursday 21 November 2019
To mark World Philosophy Day (November 21) Māori philosopher Dr Krushil Watene is keen to highlight the work of her colleagues and students, who she says are demonstrating the value of philosophical thought in solving some of society's most urgent problems.
Teaching awards for vet scientist and linguist
Thursday 14 November 2019
A veterinary science lecturer and a linguistics lecturer have been recognised for their outstanding teaching skills.
Women’s right to enter Parliament - 100 years ago
Tuesday 29 October 2019
Very few people alive today can recall a time when there were no women in Parliament. Feminist historian Dr Jenny Coleman's book explores the people and stories behind the law introduced 100 years ago allowing women to stand for Parliament.

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