Academic Search International would like to extend its sincere congratulations to Professor Tony Ballantyne, appointed as Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Humanities at the University of Otago.
On the Otago University website Vice-Chancellor Harlene Hayne said, “Tony Ballantyne has an international reputation as an outstanding history researcher, as well as a record as a collegial and engaging leader. He is well placed to take the helm of this key Division of the University and build upon its internationally-recognised strength in teaching and research. At a time when the value of the Humanities is constantly being questioned, Professor Ballantyne is the ideal person to remind New Zealand about the cultural, civic, and economic value of research and education in Humanities subjects.”
Professor Ballantyne has researched extensively on imperial intellectual and cultural life in Ireland, India, New Zealand and Britain and is described as a “key figure internationally in shaping the ‘new imperial history’ movement.” He has been Head of the Department of History and Art History at the University of Otago since 2012 and was the founding Director of the University’s Centre for Research on Colonial Culture.
Professor Ballantyne will take up the position of Pro-Vice Chancellor of Humanities in October 2015