This event does not require registration.
Monday 24 May
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Join two AUT Māori scholars to find out more about the ways technology can be used to revitalise language, from the wildly successful A Māori Phrase a Day Facebook group, which brought Hēmi Kelly's book to life during the Level 4 lockdown at the beginning of 2020, to the use of waiata, games and more.
Dean Mahuta's interests include language revitalisation, normalisation of te reo Māori in popular culture; the health and wellbeing of te reo me ngā tikanga Māori; Māori history and the revitalisation of Māori traditions in contemporary society.
Currently, Dean's research focuses on deeper understandings of Atua Māori (Māori gods), and how this knowledge is expressed in contemporary Māori society. His previous research includes the (mis)representation of Māori culture in popular culture and video games, and the normalisation of te reo Māori in digital spaces.
Hēmi Kelly is of Ngati Maniapoto and Ngati Tahu-Ngati Whaoa descent. He started learning te reo Maori as a young teenager and naturally progressed into teaching roles after study.
Hemi is a full-time lecturer in te reo Māori at the Auckland University of Technology. His academic research and writing focus largely on the revitalsation of the Maori language and translation studies.