School of Social Sciences news and events


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    Sex, gender, power
    04 September 2018
    The University of Auckland's first woman Professor of Politics and International Relations will give her inaugural lecture on the eve of the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage.
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    Communication student finds ghost in music box
    15 August 2018
    A drag queen ghost in corsets who lives inside a music box is just one of the characters in Rose Goldthorp's film that premieres in September.
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    Building local and community energy
    07 August 2018
    Māori and local communities have a vital role to play in New Zealand’s transition to a low carbon economy.
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    Arts celebrates teaching excellence during Mataariki
    06 August 2018
    As part of our Mataariki celebrations, the Faculty of Arts gathered at Waipapa Marae last month to honour effective and innovative teaching.
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    Investigating war crimes
    30 July 2018
    Last month, Master of Conflict and Terrorism Studies (MCTS) students participated in a war crimes investigation workshop run by a senior military advisor to the United Nations.


  • Geoarchaeology, micromorphology and context (Anthropology, School of Social Sciences) Event as iCalendar
    15 November 2018, 4 - 5:30pm
    Paul Goldberg from the University of Wollongong and the University of Tübingen discusses how geoarchaeological and micromorphological investigations over the past decades clearly demonstrate that archaeological deposits are integral parts of the archaeological record and must be studied to fully understand what people did in the past.
  • Student short films (Media and Communication, School of Social Sciences) Event as iCalendar
    18 November 2018, 3pm
    Don't miss this screening of eight short films, written and directed by BA(Hons) students from our Screen Production programme.
  • Public Policy Network Conference (Public Policy, Politics and International Relations, School of Social Sciences) Event as iCalendar
    29 January 2019 - 31 January 2019
    The Public Policy Network (PPN) is an informal collective of Australian and New Zealand scholars of public policy and public administration. The annual conference provides an opportunity for scholars to meet and network in a single-stream (no concurrent sessions) format.