School of Humanities news

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.
Lecturers awarded for going the distance
Thursday 15 November 2018
Distance learning can be challenging for student and lecturer because of - well - distance. But distance students have heaped praise on their favourite lecturers in the inaugural Exy Awards run by the Massey Extra Mural Students' Society (EXMSS).
Researcher's poetry takes flight
Wednesday 14 November 2018
Researcher Robin Peace, an Associate Professor with the School of People and Environment and Planning, has combined her extensive academic and recent personal experience to publish her first book of poetry.
Passport to Brazil with Portuguese language
Wednesday 14 November 2018
New opportunities in business, culture, education, trade, tourism and diplomacy with Brazil could open up for Kiwis with the launch of the country's only tertiary-level Portuguese language programme at Massey University.
Armistice event marks bravery and skill of WWI medics
Thursday 8 November 2018
A new book revealing stories of courageous medics who served in WWI - from stretcher bearers to dentists and veterinarians - will be launched this Friday as part of a special event in Palmerston North to mark the centenary of Armistice Day.
Armistice Day - Q&A with Glyn Harper
Tuesday 6 November 2018
The First World War (1914-1918) was the worst disaster ever for New Zealand in terms of lives lost per capita, and for its legacy of suffering.
Mental health impact a legacy of WWI?
Tuesday 30 October 2018
Massey University war historian Professor Glyn Harper says that mental health problems are one of New Zealand's main legacies of the immense health impact from the First World War.

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