Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


NZ Historian Appointed Visiting Professor at Edinburgh

New Zealand Historian Appointed Visiting Professor at Edinburgh University

Professor Angela McCarthy has been appointed to a Visiting Professorship in the University of Edinburgh, one of the world’s top ranking HE institutions.

It is believed that this is the first such appointment by a member of staff of the University of Otago to Edinburgh.

Currently Professor of Scottish and Irish History and Associate Director of the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies at the University of Otago, this new appointment links Professor McCarthy to the Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies, a world class centre in its field, and to the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at Edinburgh.

Her duties as a Visiting Professor will include assisting with postgraduate supervision, contributing to joint research projects and providing expertise in Irish-Scottish diaspora history especially from an Australasian perspective.

Upon learning of the appointment Professor McCarthy revealed, ‘I am thrilled to be offered this honour by such a prestigious institution. It helps to strengthen my connections with leading scholars in my own field of historical studies.’

Professor Tom Devine, Director of the Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies, said, ‘The Centre is delighted that Professor McCarthy has accepted the invitation from the University to become our first Visiting Professor. She joins Professor John M. MacKenzie FRSE, the eminent historian of empire, who is our Honorary Professorial Fellow.

‘The academic staff of the Centre unanimously felt that Professor McCarthy in particular should be approached for this prestigious position because of her prolific and innovative research in comparative diasporas and Irish-Scottish international migrations. She will be an undoubted intellectual asset to the Centre and we all look forward to working with her.’

Edinburgh’s Arts and Humanities was recently ranked eleventh in the 2012 Times Higher Education World University Rankings for the second year in succession and fourth in the UK and Europe.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news