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A reading from Patrick Evans’ new novel ‘The Back of His Head’- Professor Patrick Evans (English)

A reading from Patrick Evans’ new novel ‘The Back of His Head’- Professor Patrick Evans (English)

-A Canterbury School of Continental Philosophy (CSCP) Seminar

Raymond Thomas Lawrence was one of the great literary colossi to bestride the twentieth century. He turned his upbringing in conservative Canterbury and participation in the Algerian War of Independence into a series of novels that dazzled the world, and eventually won him the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Seven years after Lawrence’s death, however, the four trustees of the literary trust set up to memorialise New Zealand’s greatest writer are facing rising costs and dwindling visitor numbers at the Residence. While fending off a self-appointed biographer, they find themselves confronting the secrets of their own intimate relationships with The Master. Read more…

All staff and students welcome.

  • Date: Friday 30 October 2015, 11:00AM to 30 October 2015, 12:00PM
  • Location: Room 252, Psychology / Sociology Building, university of Canterbury Ilam Campus


Patrick Evans
Patrick Evans

Rachel Thomas: Riq: An Exploration (School of Music Special Topic Presentation)

Rachel will delve into the history of the riq, drawing fascinating links between the Arabic instrument and Moorish poetry. There will be demonstrations, including performance of a riq solo entitled ‘One Language is Never Enough’, composed by Doug Brush. Read more…

    • Date: Thursday 29 October 2015, 12:00PM to 29 October 2015, 01:00PM
    • Location: Recital Room 205, School of Music, Ilam Campus

Free and open to all

Key Trends in Digital Humanities: How the Digital Humanities Challenge the Idea of the Humanities

UC Digital Humanities Programme presents a seminar by Visiting Fulbright Specialist Professor Alan Liu (University of California, Santa Barbara), thanks to the generous support of the Fulbright Scholar Program.

How do such key methods in the digital humanities as data mining, mapping, visualization, social network analysis, and topic modeling make an essential difference in the idea of the humanities, and vice versa? Using examples of digital humanities research, Alan will speculate on the large questions that confront the humanities in the face of computational media – most importantly, questions about the nature and function of interpretive “meaning”. Read more…

  • Date: Wednesday 28 October 2015, 04:00PM to 28 October 2015, 05:30PM
  • Location: Undercroft 100, Puaka James Hight Building, University of Canterbury Ilam Campus

School of Music Final Exam Recital – Rachel Thomas – Percussion


Mark Ford – Ransom / Emmanuel Séjourné – Concerto for Marimba and Strings (piano accompaniment) / Jorge Cardoso – Milonga (with vibraphone solo by Gary Burton, transcribed by Scott Chappell) / Waldman – Beethoven’s Fifth for Drum Kit and Big Band / Iannis Xenakis – Rebonds b
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    • Date: Friday 23 October 2015, 6pm -7pm.
    • Location: Rangi Ruru Theatre, Performing Arts Building, Merivale Lane, Christchurch

(Children under the age of 5 are not permitted as these are formal examinations).