Masters scholarship available

We are delighted to announce a call for applications for a new Masters scholarship as part of the Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society’s Force of Nature Centennial History Project (2020). The Force of Nature Masters Scholarship is a one-off, $2000 scholarship to give a graduate student an opportunity to contribute to the centennial history […]

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 […]

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 […]

Csis joins #schoolstrike4climate

The Science in Society team joined with colleagues from across Victoria University of Wellington to join the #SchoolStrike4Climate on September 27. We held a sign making session in the morning with the kids of CSIS. In keeping with the interests of our group, our signs called out the vulnerability of Antarctica and native species, and […]

Fifteen Million Years in Antarctica

Rebecca Priestley, the director of the Centre for Science in Society, has written a book on her experiences in Antarctica. Fifteen Million Years in Antarctica goes on sale on 12 September 2019 at a good book shop near you. There will be events associated with the celebration of the release of the book. Watch this […]

New project: Illustrated book by James Beattie

One of our Centre for Science in Society staff, James Beattie, with Richard Bullen and Maria Galikowski, has edited a book just published by Routledge in 2019, China in Australasia: Cultural Diplomacy and Chinese Arts since the Cold War. I knew James had published a book, but I didn’t know much about it until coming […]

Pauline on tour

Dr Pauline Harris is our astronomy expert here at the Centre for Science in Society. Pauline’s research focuses on mātauranga Māori associated with Māori astronomy and Maramataka. Over the next couple of months Pauline will be giving talks around the country from Auckland to the Bluff on the Māori moon calendar called the Maramataka. We will […]