Humanities


Spot the Dog

04 May 2021

In a new article on The Conversation, International Relations Associate Professor Jeremy Moses and Dr Geoffrey Ford write that we should remain wary of developers shaping our sentiment on quadrupeds.


College of Fine Arts & Music

29 April 2021

Explore the nooks and crannies of Jack, James, Ernest, Beatrice and parts of the original city campus including the new ‘Old Chemistry’, as the 147-year-old University of Canterbury (UC) opens its architecturally designed doors for Open Christchurch weekend, 15-16 May. Open Christchurch is a one-weekend-only festival of exceptional architecture. It’s for everyone to experience great building design from the inside, for free.


Harrington_NWS_block

23 April 2021

University of Canterbury's Dr Erin Harrington writes in The Conversation that though The Handmaid's Tale is horrrifying, the show's gleeful approach to violence feels exploitative.


Keller

23 March 2021

More used to handling rare antiquities thousands of years old, the curator of the University of Canterbury’s Teece Museum and James Logie Memorial Collection describes a recent discovery as a “thrilling moment of wonder”.


Erin Harrington lecture Blondes, Beasts and body-swaps: illustration Tara Black

09 March 2021

Celebrating the opening of the exhibition Marianna Simnett: CREATURE at the City Gallery Wellington Te Whare Toi last week, University of Canterbury’s Dr Erin Harrington dove deep into the topic of Bodily Exchanges: Blondes, Beasts, and Body Swaps with a short talk about women, identity, and bodies in horror. The talk was illustrated in real time by Tara Black.


Plato and Aristotle, detail of a Luca Della Robbia sculpture. Wikimedia Commons.

26 February 2021

In the US today, a fundamentally ill-informed public produces inferior laws & weak administration, writes Professor Peter Field for The Conversation, in an article that claims compares the ‘fake news’ of today with Athens 26 centuries ago.


EU Brexit

23 February 2021

This upcoming UC Connect public lecture looks at how New Zealand’s relationship with the EU and the potential impact of Britain leaving the EU on New Zealand.


Topped statue John Robert Godley

22 February 2021

UC's Professor Katie Pickles reflects on how ten years on, the earthquake still casts its shadow over Christchurch’s past, present and future, in article on The Conversation.


Alex Tan

15 January 2021

UC Head of Political Science Professor Alex Tan comments on the impeachment of Donald Trump.


BB CM

08 December 2020

The University of Canterbury’s Ursula Bethell Writers in Residence for 2021 have been announced.