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 […]

Cafe Scientifique – revived for 2019

Cafe Scientifique is a chance to hear about a scientist’s latest work and ask them questions for the price of a coffee or a glass of wine, taking science out of the academic setting. Our first Wellington Cafe Scientifique speaker for 2019 was Upulie Divisekera. We gathered at the Arborist in Wellington to hear Upulie […]