School of Humanities news

Women philosophers on the rise
Thursday 16 November 2017
The clichéd image of a philosopher is a mature white man, bearded and bald, chin cupped in hand. Statistics confirm male dominance in the field, but Massey University is bucking the trend with a rise in women philosophers.
Cosmetics to candidates - critical thinking a must
Wednesday 15 November 2017
From choosing shampoo to who to vote for, we are constantly bombarded with reasons to believe in or do something.
History and emotion on WWI memorial sites trip
Thursday 2 November 2017
Standing on a Western Front battlefield where hundreds of Kiwi soldiers were killed is an emotional experience - especially for an academic deeply acquainted with the statistics, strategies and stories of war.
Massey women in Royal Society lecture series
Friday 20 October 2017
Five Massey women researchers will present their ideas in a Royal Society of New Zealand lecture series celebrating women's discoveries as part of its 150th year anniversary.
Songs, films to mark Chinese Language Week
Tuesday 10 October 2017
A Chinese singing competition and free film festival are among activities to mark New Zealand Chinese Language Week at Massey University's Auckland, Albany campus from October 16 to 22.
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.

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