Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Research Projects

There are many research projects underway in the Faculty and involving a wide variety of organisational participants, either as funders or collaborators.

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Summer Gold Posters

A function was held on Monday 24 March 2014 to celebrate the winners of the Victoria's Summer Gold Poster Competition, the quality made the judging an extremely difficult task.

The students were required to design a poster about their research, in collaboration with their supervisor.

FHSS winners were:

Group winner (FHSS): Timothy Smith, School of Languages and Cultures - "VERSE or PROSE? The Dilemma of Poetry Translation in Dante’s Inferno XXXIII".  Supervisors: Marco Sonzogni and Claudia Bernardi


















 Most engaging demonstration of research: Melissa Bryant, Wai-te-Ata Press“Calling all volunteers to rewrite history!”. Supervisors: Sydney Shep, Wai-te-Ata Press and Philip Edgar, Adrian Kingston and Kirstie Ross, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 


















Highly commended for visual presentation: Rosalind Atkinson, School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies - "Embodied Visions". Supervisor: Heidi Thomson
















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Marsden Grants


Dr Joseph Bulbulia (School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies): The personal consequences of spirituality and religion: a twenty year longitudinal study, $769,565

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Marsden Fast Start Grants


Dr Alexander Bukh (School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations): Territorial disputes and civil society in east Asian democracies, $300,000 

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Fulbright Awards

There are no Fulbright Awards for 2013.

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University Research Fund (URF) Projects


Anita Brady, School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies, Same-Sex Kissing Archival Research

Kirsten Thompson, School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies,  Color in Classical Cel Animation

Paul Wolffram, School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies, Nga Reo O Te Whenua - Voices of the Land. Final Production Stage

Stephen Behrendt, School of History, Philosophy, Politics and International Relations, Lancashire social and economic history, 1750-1850

David Capie, School of History, Philosophy, Politics and International Relations, The United States and Asia's regional institutions

Jack Vowles, School of History, Philosophy, Politics and International Relations, 2014 New Zealand Election Study

Sarah Hill, School of Languages and Cultures, Depictions of Disability in Italian Cinema

Marco Sonzogni, School of Languages and Cultures, The Panchatantra from India to Italy: Translations, Imitations, Influences

Yiyan Wang, School of Languages and Cultures, Chinese Writings on Art

Frank Boers, School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, Vocabulary retention from reading illustrated text

Meredith Marra, School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, The talk between: analysing the discourse of transitions at work

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New Researcher Grants

There are no New Researcher grants for 2014

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