Csis research roundup

It’s been a busy few weeks for the Science in Society crew! Nayantara Sheoran Appleton is part of a team of scholars from Aotearoa and the United Kingdom who have been studying the ‘bubble strategy’ of Covid-19 containment. Their report, Living in Bubbles during the Coronavirus Pandemic: Insights from New Zealand, can be read in […]

research round up from csis

The recent weeks have seen several CSIS members writing or speaking about both our normal research topics, and of course the new normal of Covid-19. Rebecca Priestley spoke about her recent book, Fifteen Million Years in Antarctica, with the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Adviser, Juliet Gerrard, as part of the NZ Arts Festival. Their conversation […]

Tips, tricks, thoughts and support for colleagues transitioning to an online space

Here at the Centre for Science in Society, we’ve been teaching online and blended courses for several years. Our courses have high completion rates and receive really positive student evaluations. We know many of our colleagues in and beyond Aotearoa are currently trying to adapt face-to-face courses to online formats amidst the upheavals of Covid-19. […]

major in science communication

We are delighted to now be offering Aotearoa’s first undergraduate major in Science Communication. The Science Communication major can be taken as part of either the Bachelor of Science or the new Bachelor of Communications degree. Students benefit from a unique degree structure, as they pair the major with a minor in their choice of […]

Human Hand: An exhibition by fiona amundsen & tim corballis

Artist Fiona Amundsen and CSIS lecturer Tim Corballis, will soon display their collaborative work Human Hand at the Dowse gallery. The exhibition mobilises video and still photography to explore ways of living in the midst of military capitalism. As the exhibit description explains, “Amundsen and Corballis are interested in how such imagery can advocate for […]

Discovery scholarship programme – MacDiarmid Institute

Kia Ora, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Mālō e lelei, Mālō nī,Talofa lava, Tēnā koutou katoa ki ngā motu o Te Moana nui a Kiwa and warm welcome to you all. The MacDiarmid Institute is delighted to announce its inaugural Discovery Scholarship Programme, for Māori and Pasifika students in science. This […]

four awards for csis students

Three of our Science in Society graduate students have received awards for their research in recent weeks. Masters student Zoë Heine received the Nina Crone Award in Garden History from the Australian Garden History Society, as well as the 2019 Graduate Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Garden History. You can read an interview with Zoë […]

one week until aahpsss conference

The Australasian Association for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science is holding their annual meeting next week, here in Wellington. We’re delighted to be hosting this interdisciplinary event, which brings together scholars from around the region to discuss topics ranging from Charles Darwin’s Antipodean legacy and the politics of exclusion in science, to […]

enrolments open for the masters of science in society 2020 intake

Enrolments are now open for the Master of Science in Society (MScSoc) 2020 intake. The MScSoc prepares students to face complex contemporary challenges at the interface of science and society. The programme is taught by academics who work across history of science, the environmental humanities, the anthropology of science and medicine, mātauranga Māori and science […]