Kirikiriroa Conversations - 5th Conversation

Date Thursday 13 May 2021
Time 3:10pm - 3:40pm
Where University of Waikato - Room I.1.09
Contact Kyle Barrett
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Admission Cost Free

Screen and Media Studies (SMST) are proud to present more conversations in their informal seminar series entitled Kirikiriroa Conversations. The aim of these chats is to explore topics of interest from staff and graduate students across the University that may be works-in-progress, recently published papers, or even just something you are passionate about! It is an opportunity to explore avenues of research or practice that may not have found a place in a lecture or publication. Why not discuss it in a friendly, open, informal environment? There are no prescribed formats for presenting as long as each conversation will be 15 mins long with 5 mins of questions. Afterward, come along to SMST’s legendary Thirsty Thursdays. This series starts on May 6th, 3:10pm - 3:40pm, in I.1.09 and ends on May 20th.

Fifth Conversation – 13th May

Dr. Nālani Wilson-Hokowhitu, Research Fellow, University of Waikato

E Hina e! E Hine e! Curation as Research Dissemination

E Hina e! E Hine e! is an interdisciplinary exhibition that combines Art, Science, Education, Gender Studies, Environmental Studies, Her/History, Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies. The curation expresses the contemporary relevance of female Māori and Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) akua/atua (ancestors), featuring female voices (koorero/moʻolelo) of women whom anthropologists and historians omitted from mainstream texts and resources. The reclamation of the centrality of wāhine/women is timely, because presenting (her) stories that manifest in our natural environment illuminates a pathway toward a more sustainable future, imbued with relationships. Developed by Dr Nālani Wilson-Hokowhitu (Kanaka Maoli), Dr Aroha Yates-Smith (Te Arawa, Tainui, Horouta, Takitimu, Mataatua), and curator Poutiaki Whakataki Maree Mills (Ngāti Tūwharetoa), this exhibition draws from their research.

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