Maramataka Symposium: Embedding Indigenous Knowledge(s) in Education
Tickets are now live! You can now purchase your tickets for the 2022 Maramataka Symposuim.
In person tickets include two days in person conference attendance, kai and drinks. Also included in this ticket is a formal dinner on the final night.
Online tickets - you will be sent a link to the online sessions, before the event.
If you or your organisation would like to sponsor a ticket for someone in the community, please purchase ticket like usual, add the words "sponsored ticket" and answer the sponsored ticket question at the end and we will allocate tickets for you. If you know who you would like to sponsor you can add their details in when you purchase the ticket like a normal ticket, please ensure you use their email address for their ticket, so they receive event updates from us.
This hybrid symposium will promote and celebrate indigenous knowledge(s), with a specific focus on maramataka (the Māori lunar calendar), kaulana mahina (the Hawaiian lunar calendar) and tātai arorangi (Māori celestial knowledge). Experts in these fields will share their knowledge with participants, including international presenters from Hawai’i and Nukutere (Cook Islands). This will provide a unique opportunity for collaboration between indigenous knowledge holders from across Te Moana nui ā Kiwa, which will add to the richness of the knowledge that is shared. The focus of the symposium will be on embedding indigenous knowledge in education. The symposium will include presentations from indigenous practitioners and knowledge holders, as well as educators who have successfully embedded indigenous knowledge(s) into their kura/kula curriculums and/or educational settings.
This symposium will be held over 2 days. Day 1 will follow a traditional symposium format, with presentations from our keynote speakers. However, Day 2 will consist of interactive workshops which will give participants the opportunity for active participation, contribution and hands on learning. Numbers for in-person attendance are limited, therefore, preference will be given to practitioners and educators who are actively working in this space. However, this is a hybrid event and will be streamed online for those who are not able to attend in person.
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Showcasing our 2022 Capstone student projects in Applied Immersive Game Design, Chemical Formulation Design and Industrial Product Design.
Dates: Thursday 15th – Sunday 18th December
Times: 10am – 5pm
The 44th Conference of the Australasian Society for Classical Studies will be hosted by the Classics Department at the University of Canterbury from 31 January – 3 February 2023. This will be a face-to-face conference, timed to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the University of Canterbury.
In 1874 Professor Macmillan Brown was appointed to the Chair of English and Classics, one of three foundation chairs at the newly established Canterbury College in Christchurch. The College at that time was located at the "old university" site, now the Arts Centre, which in many ways remains the spiritual home of the University. The Classics Department returned home in the Arts Centre in 2017 along with the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities.
Activities related to the conference will take place at the Arts Centre. We intend to use our Heritage setting both to acknowledge the University’s past and to connect with the city. However, it is also our intention to look forward, by developing and showcasing future directions for our discipline. A central theme in the conference is Classics in the 21st Century.
Downloadable ASCS conference poster for sharing
Kate Cook is a UK based researcher who works on the intersection of the digital world and the ancient world with a particular focus on “gaming”. Her talk will help develop new perceptions of our discipline, enhance our future directions theme, promote interdisciplinary study and help showcase possibilities in UC's new Bachelor of Digital Screen.
This event is open to the general public and a link to register will be available in the coming weeks. Registration is essential. ASCS delegates will be automatically registered when Conference registration payment is received.
All abstracts have now been received by the conference organising committee and the Conference Programme is under construction. A link to the final programme will be made available when it is ready.
For all presenters, we will ask for power point presentations to be sent to the organisers the week before the conference. If presenters are using handouts they need to make copies and bring all the copies with them.
Special Conference Topic: Games and the Ancient World
Video and tabletop games are an exciting space of classical reception and one that is growing as an object of scholarly attention in the field of Classics and Ancient History. This year we have two special panels on the topic and a demonstration:
Panel 1: (Re)shaping Perspectives
Panel 2: Ludic Mythologies
Workshop: Kolax, The Flatterer: Reconstructing a fragmentary play through play
Read more about these Special Conference Topic sessions
For registration and other related information (including details on the conference dinner), visit the REGISTRATION PORTAL.
Registration amounts (all prices are in NZD and are GST inclusive):
Full participation early bird (available before 20 November, 23:55 NZDT) - $270.00
Postgraduate/Student/Unwaged early bird (available before 20 November, 23:55 NZDT) - $220.00
Full participation (after 20 November 23:55 NZDT) - $330.00
Postgraduate/Student/Unwaged (after 20 November, 23:55 NZDT) - $260.00
Dayrate - $135.00
Conference Dinner - $115.00
ASCS delegates will be automatically registered when Conference registration payment is received.
Registration Cancellation Policy:
Up until 5pm Friday 16 December 2022 NZDT with a full refund.
From 5pm 16 December to 5pm Friday 20 January 2023 NZDT a full refund less an $100.00 admin fee.
After 5pm 20 January 2023 NZDT no refund is possible.
As a part of the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the University of Canterbury, the organisers of ASCS 44 would like to invite the submission of posters on any aspect of the history of Classics at UC. The focus can be people, subjects, events, the collection, teaching or any aspect of the Department’s history from its earliest time as a foundation chair in the Canterbury College to the present day.
There will be cash prizes for the best posters as determined by the judges:
First prize NZ$250.00
Second prize NZ$150.00
Third prize NZ$100.00
All judges decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into. Not all prizes need to be awarded.
Download instructions and information for the poster competition
View accommodation options in the City Centre and around the Arts Centre.
We encourage delegates and their families to stay in Christchurch after the conference and to visit beautiful Aotearoa. For activities, destinations, transport and accommodation around the country, go to the explore Christchurch page or visit Tourism New Zealand.
ASCS provides support to postgraduate students presenting a paper at the conference, apply for the ASCS Conference Subsidy Form here.
We would like to acknowledge the support of the University of Canterbury, the Classical Association of Christchurch, the Badian Fund and Tourism New Zealand.
Page header image: Courtesy of the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities, James Logie Memorial Collection #41.57.
Haere Mai | Welcome!
If you are new UC international student (or transitioning to campus for the first time), join us for a fun and informative welcome to help you meet other students, key international support staff, and learn how to settle into your new life in Ōtautahi Christchurch as a UC international student!
A formal Māori welcome to campus
International Student Orientation seminar, presented by UC Student Care and UC International
Kai (lunch) on the lawn, music, international support stalls, and the opportunity to make connections with other new students
To finish up, you have the option to join the Amazing Race around our beautiful campus, led by student mentors.
In addition to our International Welcome, we encourage all new students to come along on Friday 17 February to Haere tō waka | UC Orientation day. This is when the whole campus is on show: campus tours, academic introduction seminars, market stalls, handouts and lots of fun around campus and the UCSA students Association.
Students who are welcome to joint this event are:
Study Abroad and Exchange students
New Zealand Manaaki Scholarship students
UCIC, CCEL and other pathway students transitioning to UC Campus
Students who have been studying online with us and are coming to campus for the first time
New international Undergraduate and Postgraduate students
If you have any other arrival questions, please email the International Relationships team on email@example.com
You can also find some settling in information here on UC's webpage and we recommend checking our Education NZ's resources on Nau Mai or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you or your whānau (family) may have.