The latest news from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

  • A view of Wellington harbour

    Victoria University secures international conference

    Victoria University of Wellington has won a bid to host international linguistics conference iMean6 (Interaction and Meaning) in 2019—the first time the conference will be held outside the United Kingdom.

  • Gabriel Callaghan practices his Graduate Address in the Michael Fowler Centre

    Discovering the best of both worlds

    Being Deaf, and being a predominantly oral communicator, Victoria University of Wellington graduand Gabriel Callaghan used to feel isolated from the Deaf community—until his studies at Victoria gave him the confidence and support to better understand his identity.

  • Catherine Chidgey, Ashleigh Young and Hera Lindsay Bird

    Victoria University Press dominates literary awards

    Victoria University Press (VUP) had a clean sweep at the 2017 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards, winning all five categories it was shortlisted in including New Zealand’s richest writing award, the Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize worth $50,000, awarded to Catherine Chidgey for The Wish Child.