eSocSci | Hui Rangahau Tahi

connects New Zealand social scientists to build inclusive and outward-looking communities of knowledge.



Meet and collaborate with other social science researchers in your field, attend seminars and join forum discussions in one of our research networks. Find a new job or research opportunity on our Opportunities  page or go further afield in our Collaboration Space


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Read our blog, contribute your own posts or find out more about writing for eSocSci. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn; watch past seminars on our Youtube channel or download them as podcasts. We also have a weekly newsletter you can subscribe to, and a Resources section for your research needs.

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Look up events, calls and seminars or add your own. Look up Announcements on the blog.

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National Science Challenges

eSocSci is proud to work with the National Science Challenges to build a better Aotearoa New Zealand. Find information on the Challenges and their work here.

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Haere Mai, Welcome to eSocSci Hui Rangahau Tahi

eSocSci is a vibrant, interconnected community creating and sharing social research and insights for social action

Organisational Governance

eSocSci is dedicated to upholding the principles of Te Tiriti O Waitangi

The Leiden Statement: The Role of Social Sciences and the Humanities in the Global Research Landscape

The social sciences and humanities are indispensable to understanding and addressing contemporary global challenges and to grasping emerging opportunities. Read the full statement

Vision Mātauranga: To unlock the innovation potential of Māori knowledge, resources and people

There are many opportunities for Māori communities to make distinctive contributions to research, science, and technology. Read the full MoRST Vision Mātauranga document here

He Kura Te Tangata

The 2014 MASS conference, He Kura Te Tangata was hosted by Te Pūtahi-a-Toi School of Māori Art, Knowledge & Education on the 19th-21st November, 2014 at the Palmerston North campus of Massey University. We would like to thank the keynotes, panel members, presenters, wānanga facilitators and attendees for making the occasion such a success.

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Pacific Post Graduate Talanoa

eSocSci’s Pasifika Network held a series of talanoa (seminars) from 2007-12 which were recently published in Talanoa: Building a Pasifika Research Culture.

The Pasifika Network talanoa are a joint project across New Zealand universities to help attract Pacific post-graduates into social science research by breaking down feelings of academic and geographic isolation Pacific students might experience and to assist in building a vibrant Pacific post-graduate research community. This selection of papers presents a rich sample of Pasifika postgraduate research subjects and methodologies employed. Read More

National Science Challenges

“The National Science Challenges aim to align and focus New Zealand’s research by drawing together scientists from different institutions and across disciplines to achieve a common goal through collaboration.

Through eScoSci’s social science networks we have the infrastructure to facilitate such collaboration around challenges including:

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