2017 News

  • Poetry and the essay

    Poets and scholars from New Zealand, Australia, the UK, Canada and the US came together at Victoria University of Wellington earlier this month for a conference exploring the space where poetry intersects with essay.

  • Global and local writing showcased in Turbine | Kapohau 2017

    New work from emerging and established writers, including the latest graduates of Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML), features in online literary magazine Turbine | Kapohau.

  • Jacinda Ardern and Stephen Levine

    Experts and leaders attend Victoria’s post-election conference at Parliament

    The leaders of all five of New Zealand’s political parties took part in the 2017 New Zealand post-election conference.The conference, organised and chaired by Victoria University of Wellington political scientist Professor Stephen Levine, attracted a large, enthusiastic audience and was well reported by the media.

  • Sally-Jane looks into the camera, smiling.

    China fellowship for NZSM Director

    Director of the New Zealand School of Music–Te Kōkī (NZSM), Professor Sally Jane Norman, has been awarded a 2018 Visiting Fellowship by the New Zealand Centre at Peking University.

  • Arthur Prior

    Grant to research NZ philosopher who laid path to AI

    Two Victoria University of Wellington Professors of Philosophy are part of a research team that has received $630,000 from the Marsden Fund to write a series of books illuminating the significance of New Zealand’s most famous philosopher.

  • Barbara and Christina

    Adam Art Gallery receives generous donation for new curatorial internship programme

    Adam Art Gallery has received a generous donation from local philanthropist Barbara Blake to establish a part-time paid internship that will enable a recent graduate, postgraduate or early-career art professional to work with the Gallery to develop hands-on knowledge of curatorial practice and exhibition-making. This will be offered in 2018, and again in 2019 and 2020.

  • Diana and Jeff

    Classics professors take on Europe

    For the past three months, Senior Lecturer Diana Burton and Professor Jeff Tatum have been Visiting Fellows at the Institute for Classical Studies at the University of London.

  • Caitlin Morris and Stephen Gallagher.

    Master of Fine Arts (Creative Practice): Creative careers

    “This internship has given me everything I need to have a future career in music. I now have the skills, tools and confidence to work in this industry.”—Caitlin Morris, Master of Fine Arts (Creative Practice) – Music, who recently completed an internship with Wellington-based composer Stephen Gallagher.