Arts and culture
Language use across centuries reveals sexual orientation
15 June 2021
A new computational study on 694 classic and contemporary novels suggests that how language is used reflects known psychological differences between men and women.
A tale of two wharenui, transforming our approach to heritage
10 June 2021
The story of Hinemihi is a tale of volcanoes, fire and intrigue, one that spans many years of complex heritage negotiations, in which Professor Anthony Hoete played a key role, which he'll be talking about at ObjectSpace on 15 June.
Polynesian migration theories challenged by new research
3 June 2021
Early Polynesians are likely to have arrived in the southern Pacific from a range of routes through Island Southeast Asia, mixing and mingling along the way, according to ground-breaking new research.
NFTs: At last, a technology that can turn struggling artists into multi-millionaires…
3 June 2021
NFTs have exploded in the last few months into popular media, as well as creative production and consumption, but their use and abuse raise many questions.
What an arts practice has to do with policy analysis
2 June 2021
Ashleigh Tupaki has graduated with her Masters in Fine Arts which is proving a natural and creative fit with her role as policy analyst at the Ministry of Environment.
University team weaves with wood in the Biennale Architettura in Venice
27 May 2021
The 17th International Architecture Exhibition of the La Biennale di Venezia in 2021 has opened, and features the installation Learning from Trees: transforming timber culture in Aotearoa from the School of Architecture and Planning, University of Auckland.
Bob Dylan at 80
25 May 2021
Opinion: Graham Reid marks Bob Dylan’s’ 80th birthday with a reflection on the legend’s mercurial musical career and the “multitudes” contained within him.
Charlotte Grimshaw's home truths
21 May 2021
Charlotte Grimshaw is an award-winning author of seven novels and two short-story collections. She’s also the daughter of another literary giant, C. K. Stead, and it’s her family life that she reflects on in her powerful memoir The Mirror Book.
Courtney Sina Meredith: writer bursting with talent honoured
19 May 2021
Courtney Sina Meredith is the University of Auckland’s 2021 Young Alumna of the Year. Janet McAllister explains why there’s a lot to love about this writer’s work.
Budget 2021: we need the arts to live, but artists need to earn a living
14 May 2021
Opinion: It seems unlikely the arts will be a priority in the government’s 20 May budget, with housing affordability, climate change and child poverty all urgent issues - but Dr Mark Harvey argues it should be.
Of mermaids, male fears and fantasies
13 May 2021
The allure of medieval mermaids and the changing meaning of the female body over time is the focus of Professor Kim Phillips’ inaugural lecture.
Contemporary recording of composition inspired by ancient tombstone
11 May 2021
A composition inspired by the world’s oldest surviving piece of music has been performed and recorded by Turkish guitarist, Barkin Sertkaya, School of Music.