Canterbury University Press


Word2020

11 September 2020

The WORD Christchurch Spring Festival is about to burst forth with stories, ideas, poetry and song. The recently announced festival line-up features many University of Canterbury scholars and writers, including Canterbury University Press authors, and is selling out fast.


John Newton

27 July 2020

In the introduction to this warm and informative book about the life and the practice of Christchurch’s beloved sculptor Llew Summers, published by Canterbury University Press, author John Newton urges us to reconsider the artist’s legacy - and to let go of our preconceptions. Then he takes us on a journey to help us do just that.


Jenny & Trevor Agnew

19 June 2020

A timely new book provides insight into a lesser known chapter of New Zealand history, including the impact of anti-Chinese legislation, through the life and times of an extraordinary man.


Lardelli art

04 June 2020

Two pioneering University of Canterbury academics, a new Dame who champions Māori women, a new Knight who champions Māori art, a Pasifika poet, a former All Blacks captain, and many other alumni and friends of the University have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2020.


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26 February 2020

Cross-examination strategies in rape trials remain resistant to reforms, which continues to negatively impact on complainants despite initiatives to improve the legal process, a University of Canterbury (UC) expert says.


Town hall book

09 December 2019

Through the tortuous beginnings of the original project to the battle to save the complex after the earthquakes of 2010-11, a new book, published by Canterbury University Press, captures an intimate story of the Town Hall.


RicePMflu

08 November 2019

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern unveiled the national memorial to 9,000 New Zealand victims of the 1918 influenza pandemic in Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington, on 6 November, assisted by University of Canterbury Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Rice, former Head of History in the College of Arts.


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20 August 2019

Award-winning writer Frankie McMillan’s new collection, The Father of Octopus Wrestling, and other small fictions, traverses exciting new terrain between prose poetry and short fiction, delivering stories that are darkly comic, dynamic and surreal.


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05 August 2019

Dame Ngaio Marsh’s fast-paced, successful war-time production script of Hamlet is being published for the first time, along with the original musical score and a selection of archival photographs, in a new book from Canterbury University Press.


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08 April 2019

A new book published by Canterbury University Press brings to life a crucial period in the history of Aotearoa New Zealand, when European settlers were mixing with Māori people, and gives compelling insight into Māori customs, values and beliefs of the time from a French perspective.