Dr Jo Diamond
Senior Lecturer in Art History and Theory
BA (Waikato), BA Hons (UWA), Grad. Dip ILS (Curtin), PhD (ANU)
Room TBA, History Building
Phone: +64 3 366 7001
Internal Phone: 8155
School of Humanities
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
BackgroundJo's professional background is based in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. It includes administrative public service, such as work with Indigenous Australians for the Commonwealth Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs. Jo has also served as a qualified reference librarian in many subject areas for the Library and Information Service of Western Australia in its State Library. She regularly participated in various culture- based consultancies for universities, museums and art galleries, as well as a law firm, in Sydney, Perth and Canberra. She was the Fulbright New Zealand lecturer at Georgetown University in Washington DC for the Spring Semester in 2008.
Mahi-a-Ringa: Introducing Customary Material Culture, for further details...
We wish to advise you that 'Mahi-a-ringa: Introducing Customary Material Culture' ARTH 108/Maor114 is not to be offered this semester. We apologise for any inconvenience this change will cause you, and we hope that you will be able to participate in the course next semester.
However, we are planning to offer the course in semester 2 of this year.
The other Art History and Theory course available this semester is ARTH 103 'Picasso Who? Introducing Modern Art'.
To discuss this change further, or for information about Maori Art History at Canterbury, please contact either of us.
Noho ora mai ra!
Jo Diamond (Course co-ordinator)
For up-to-date details of Jo Diamond's research interests and publications, please visit her UC Research Profile.
- The Art of Rua Pick. A book publication project
- Revaluing raranga: Maori women and weaving - a continuation of doctoral research into contemporary Maori women weavers and their work in Trans-Tasman Maori cultural discourses
- Australian marae: migration, Maori and places to stand in Australia
- He rau kahukura: a multicoloured plait - Maori weaving and green politics, this is a curatorial project, potentially leading to an exhibition in 2012
- Possum Dreaming/Possum eradication. Animal representation and Trans-Tasman Indigenous Cultures
- Nga Taonga Tuituinga a Nga Tupuna: Maori clothing forms and technologies since the 1820s – in collaboration with Roger Fyfe, Canterbury Museum (at planning stage)
- Pacific Rastafar-eye: Maori and Pacific Rastafarianism and reggal.
- Maori language, history, cultural activities and political action especially Ngapuhi – Northern Aotearoa New Zealand – ethnographic and archival research
- Indigenous Australian cultures and histories especially Ngungar, Western Australia, Koori and Ngunnawal, South East Australia and Sydney region – ethnographic and archival research
- Art practice
- Writing especially about art, socio-political issues current and historical
- Cultural Property
- Education within and beyond the Academy including student support
- Pacific epistemologies, history, art and politics.
- Environmental issues
- Gender relations
- Maori and Pasifika Liaison
- International Students/Student Exchanges
1999 Hine-Titama: Maori Contributions to Feminist Discourses and Identity Politics.
Australian Journal of Social Issues Vol. 34 No. 4 November 1999. Pp. 310-317
2001 Mauri Ora! Robyn Kahukiwa: Art and life.
In Robyn Kahukiwa: mauri ora! Robyn Kahukiwa and Giles Peterson Eds. Rotorua, New Zealand: Mauri Tu Ltd. Pp. 8-11
2002 Robyn Kahukiwa: Nurturing Maori Identity.
Art Asia Pacific Quarterly Issue 23 Pp.76-81
- 1999 Fifth Women in Archaeology Conference. University of New South Wales Sydney. Drs Ann McGrath and Laurajane Smith, conveners. Publication of conference papers forthcoming
- 2001 Association of Pacific Rim Universities Postgraduate Conference. University of Auckland New Zealand http://www.usc.edu/ext_relations/news_service/apruwww/DocStuConf.html
Under Auckland conference and theme of ‘Identity’.