Please join us for the final talk in the Global Dunedin Lecture Series, which will be given by award-winning historian of urban culture and heritage, Dr. Ben Schrader, on Sunday 14 October. Ben will speak about the global influences on Dunedin’s 19th century architecture, focusing in particular on the built environment of Princes Street.
Ben’s talk is a free event and will be held at Toitū’s Auditorium on Sunday 14 October.
March 23 is Otago Anniversary Day, but it also happens to be the occasion for the launch of a new initiative from the Centre for Research on Colonial Culture: Global Dunedin. Have a look at Global Dunedin’s Blog, which is designed to serve as a forum for discussing Dunedin’s historical development and its changing economy, social life, and cultural pattern. The project will showcase how the city has changed over time and the ways in which its pasts have shaped its current and future prospects. The blog – together with an associated Facebook page and Twitter account (@GlobalDunedin) – will disseminate reflections on the city’s history and life here now.
In addition to a social media presence, the Global Dunedin project team are also running a public lecture series in conjunction with Toitū Otago Settlers Museum: in these Sunday afternoon talks, leading local researchers and thinkers will reflect on different aspects of Dunedin’s past and present.
Follow us and join in the conversations!