School of Humanities news

Social change takes time and bravery
Tuesday 12 September 2017
Progressing Māori interests and values under the Treaty of Waitangi requires bravery, persistence and working with love, says well-known Māori lawyer and expert on indigenous constitutionalism Moana Jackson.
Top Brazilian writer in residence at Massey
Wednesday 2 August 2017
Award-winning Brazilian fiction writer Adriana Lisboa is used to noisy, big cities - Rio de Janiero, Los Angeles, Chicago. So, living in Palmerston North, where she is an Honorary Research Associate at Massey University - is a contrast to the frenetic pace of life synonymous with her former habitats.
Migrant and political stories of Latino music
Tuesday 4 July 2017
It's famously seen as a melancholic, darkly passionate dance of Argentina, but tango is also a story of migration and social upheaval. It is one of four music styles explored in the first free online course from the Spanish Language Programme at Massey University's School of Humanities.
NZ university deans discuss state of the arts
Tuesday 4 July 2017
The teaching of languages, the profile and suitability of the Bachelor of Arts degree, and government policies that might impact on humanities and social science disciplines were among topics canvassed by academic leaders in the arts at the Manawatū campus last week.
Destination China with PM’s Asia scholarships
Wednesday 14 June 2017
The chance to study Mandarin and business studies at a top Chinese institution is available to 15 Massey University students, thanks to a Prime Minister's Scholarship for Asia.
Massey-China language centre to drive Mandarin momentum
Thursday 18 May 2017
The development of innovative online Chinese language programmes for learners across the Pacific region is at the heart of a new partnership between Massey University and Beijing Language and Culture University.
Bricks or pie? - big questions win Gates Cambridge scholarship
Wednesday 3 May 2017
Brick wall or sliced pie? It maybe a crude analogy, but it captures how we might understand the structure of the Universe, says Massey University Bachelor of Arts graduate Nathan Hawkins. He is about to embark on doctoral research on the topic at one of the world's top philosophy departments.
Anti-Muslim attitudes not the NZ way
Wednesday 15 March 2017
Muslim New Zealanders are just normal New Zealanders, the woman at the centre of a widely publicised anti-Muslim attack in Huntly has told Massey University students.
New book asks: ‘what does it mean to be a citizen?’
Thursday 9 March 2017
New book asks: 'what does it mean to be a citizen?' What can history tell us about the state's duty to its citizens? A bold and timely new book from Massey University Press brings political theorists and historians from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences together to examine the role of, and need for, a critical, global and active civil society.
‘Supper Spanish’ a fun, informal way to learn
Wednesday 8 March 2017
Tricky pronunciation and complicated verb conjugations? - no hay problema say teachers of a new interactive Supper Spanish language course at Massey University's Auckland campus.

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