Seminar Series: Reading Aotearoa New Zealand in the company of Lydia Wevers' Work

4 May 2022, 4:30pm - 8 June 2022, 6:00pm
Where: Maclaurin Lecture Theatre 103, Kelburn Campus and Online (

Join Victoria University Wellington in honouring the legacy and work of Emerita Professor and long serving Aratoi board member Lydia Wevers.

Professor Wevers was an internationally renowned literary historian and critic, teacher, writer, and scholar who specialised in New Zealand studies.

This series addresses themes and activities in New Zealand research that were central to Professor Lydia Wevers' work, especially during her time as director of the Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies. ‘Reading’ New Zealand through the lens of writers, columnists, journalists, librarians, booksellers, and academics colleagues will explore our understanding of our country through the lens of reading and writing.

Each afternoon will start with a short reflection on Lydia Wevers’ reading of the chosen theme. The panellists will then take this theme in new directions.

By ‘reading’ Aotearoa New Zealand, we deepen our relationship with our unique country; by discussing it together we seek to open it up to new ways of listening. Every panel session will end with Q&A.

If you have further questions, please contact: [email protected] or [email protected]

Date: Every Wednesday from 27 April–8 June

Time: 4.30pm–6pm (except 25 May seminar—5pm–6.30pm)


Please note - this is not an Aratoi event.