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Matariki Humanities Colloquium: Pre-Modern Studies

8-10 December 2014, Otago

The first Matariki Humanities Colloquium brought researchers and librarians from the seven Matariki partner institutions in dialogue with one another about the current state of research and teaching in premodern studies: studies in the human life and thought before c.1800.  There were two streams of sessions: one for academics who engage in premodern studies and the other for librarians.

In the academic stream, academics from each of the Matariki partner institutions presented papers on the following three key topics:

  1. The current state of the discipline as it is practiced at specific institutions
  2. Showcasing an example of research within that discipline
  3. How our discipline generates research-informed teaching

The library stream included senior executives and those involved with managing special collections and heritage resources from across the Matariki partner institutions.  These sessions contained a practical component, with the sharing of resources, expertise and experiences, and focussed on the following three key topics:

  1.  Library engagement models to support the discipline as it is practiced
  2.  Showcasing support for the humanities in the digital environment
  3.  How the Library supports user centric approaches to collections

Matariki Humanities Colloquium 2014 programme

Matariki Humanities Colloquium 2014 website for participants

READ the news story on the Otago website

READ the news story on the Dartmouth website

The full colloquium report is available on the Members’ Area of the website.