eSocSci | Hui Rangahau Tahi

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

Haere Mai, Welcome to eSocSci Hui Rangahau Tahi

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

Digitally mediated refugee (re)settlement: Social media and belonging Speaker: Assoc Prof Jay Marlowe The world is currently witnessing unprecedented movements and numbers of forced migrants since World War II. Heated local, national and international debates focus on the impact of resettling refuges in relation to social cohesion, capacities to integrate, national identity, the allocation of finite resources and the potential implications for security and safety.


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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.

Upcoming Seminars

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

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: