All posts by Douglas

A Manifesto for Tactical DH Research Infrastructure

UC Digital Humanities is pleased to announce a seminar by special guest Dr Tim Sherratt. Dr Sherratt is an important global voice in the field of digital humanities, and recently received a standing ovation for his keynote presentation at DH2015, the annual international conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations (ADHO).

“DH encourages us to share, to do our work in public, and yet… these are not simply matters of policy or strategy. They are real moments of uncertainty in the lives of individual DH practitioners. How do we help? How do we build an infrastructure aimed not at lofty national goals, but at supporting people who want to do things differently?” Read More…

  • Date: Wednesday 21 October 2015, 01:00PM to 21 October 2015, 02:00PM
  • Location: Undercroft 101, Puaka James Hight Building, University of Canterbury Ilam Campus

Revitalisation of the Fukushima Region After the 2011 Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Disaster

Former UC JAPA student, William Vosburgh, leading a delegation from Fukushima Prefecture in Japan, will give a public lecture on the revitalisation of the Fukushima region after the triple destruction caused by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, the tsunami and the nuclear disaster. Read more…

  • Date: Thursday 22 October 2015, 03:00PM to 22 October 2015, 04:00PM.
  • Location: Room KA04, Kirkwood Village, University of Canterbury Ilam Campus.

Josie Clark: The essence of Keith Jarrett’s style in his solo piano introductions – School of Music Honours Seminar

The playing of Jazz and Classical pianist Keith Jarrett has greatly influenced many recent Jazz musicians. While his work spans a wide range of Jazz idioms, Jarrett is especially known for his solo piano arrangements and improvisations. It is in these introductions that one can detect Jarrett’s characteristic voice – his melodicism, sensitivity to the music and flair for improvising harmony. However, there has been little exploration of what the elements are that make up Jarrett’s unique style. Read more…

  • Date: Tuesday 13 October 2015, 01:00PM to 13 October 2015, 02:00PM
  • Location: Recital Room 205, School of Music, Ilam Campus

‘How many times have you made this journey[?]’ – Nicholas Wright: Canterbury School of Continental Philosophy Seminar

 – Nicholas Wright: Canterbury School of Continental Philosophy Seminar

  • Date: Friday 16 October 2015, 11:00AM to 16 October 2015, 12:30PM
  • Location: Room 252, Psychology building, Ilam Campus

This paper is part of a much larger inquiry into the state of contemporary New Zealand poetry – specifically, the literary-critical silence in which so much of it is written and read.

While we might consider many reasons for this silence, I propose that it might have something to do with what Jerome McGann has called the ‘Romantic Ideology’ – a structure of feeling that, operating like a super-egoic injunction, has come to maintain a particularly Pākehā, middle class fantasy.

In such a fantasy ‘we’ enjoy the prohibitions (the silence) of the ‘unforbidden pleasures’ of romantic, literary consumption. In this context the paper will consider just two poems: ‘Water: A Stopping Place’ by Bill Manhire, and ‘The Same River’ by John Newton. Read more…

The perceived influence of Western Musical Education upon the melodic and harmonic choices of Kapa Haka

Harikoa Bronsdaughter–George: Honours Seminar

Modern-day kapa haka as a musical art form has been greatly influenced by Western music ever since the arrival of European settlers in the 19th century. This influence continues up to this day and comes in many forms, including the accompaniment of guitars, the inclusion of counterpoint and the use of virtuosic solos, to name a few. Read more…

  • Date: Wednesday 14 October 2015, 10:00AM to 14 October 2015, 11:00AM
  • Location: Room 206, School of Music, Ilam Campus