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  • Maurice Goldsmith Lecture: Aesthetic Responsibility

    The attitudes and judgments we make of artists based on their artworks were discussed at this year's Maurice Goldsmith Public Lecture by a top visiting philosophy scholar from the United States. Susan Wolf is the Edna J. Koury Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina.

  • Maurice Goldsmith Lecture: Aesthetic Responsibility

    The attitudes and judgments we make of artists based on their artworks were discussed at this year's Maurice Goldsmith Public Lecture by a top visiting philosophy scholar from the United States. Susan Wolf is the Edna J. Koury Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina.

  • Applications now open for Summer Research Scholarships

    Applications are now invited from students for Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Faculty of Education Summer Scholarships for 2016-17. Students can access information about the projects, and the online application form, by going to the FHSS Summer Scholars Scheme webpage.

  • ‘Must see’ show inspired by family history

    Sitting in on a History lecture in 2014 on the Spanish Influenza, Victoria University Pacific Studies Honours graduate Tupe Lualua would never have imagined the path it was about to set her on.

  • Victoria health researchers Professor Kevin Dew and Dr Kirsten Smiler

    Victoria University health researchers honoured

    Two Victoria University of Wellington researchers have been recognised by the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) for their work into understanding social issues of health and wellbeing.

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Upcoming events

  • New Historians Conference 2016

    The History Programme invites current postgraduates and recent graduates to its annual New Historians Conference. Now in its 11th year, the conference brings together researchers from local, national and regional institutions and organisations.

    Alan Macdiarmid Lecture Theatre 105

    The registration fee is $25, with an optional conference dinner at approx. $28-$35 per head.

  • The New Zealand Polymath - Colenso and his contemporaries

    The History Programme invites current postgraduates and recent graduates to its annual New Historians Conference. Now in its 11th year, the conference brings together researchers from local, national and regional institutions and organisations.

    Alan Macdiarmid Lecture Theatre 105

    The registration fee is $25, with an optional conference dinner at approx. $28-$35 per head.

  • NZSQ: Adam Summer School 2015

    Victoria health researchers Professor Kevin Dew and Dr Kirsten Smiler

    The 2015 Adam Summer School is presented by the New Zealand String Quartet, quartet in residence at Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University of Wellington.

    Nelson

    Free (with registration)

  • The Juilliard Experience – Ara Guzelimian

    The Juilliard Experience – Ara Guzelimian poster

    Ara Guzelimian, Provost and Dean of The Juilliard School, presents a session designed to give us a taste of studying at one of the world’s leading music, dance and drama institutions in the heart of a vibrant city.

    Adam Concert room, Wellington

    Free

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