School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations

School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations

Welcome to the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations (HPPI)

The three disciplines within the School and the Centre for Strategic Studies represent important fields of study, each with their own set of concepts and perspectives. Many students take courses in each of them. Graduates develop skills in critical and creative thinking, leadership, communication and research.

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Events

Jul31-9Other Events at VictoriaPolitics in Film series
Date: 31 July – 9 October 2014
Time: 5.00 pm
The Political Science and International Relations Programme is pleased to announce that it will be… Read more
Aug1SeminarsKūpapa: Reconsidering Māori 'Loyalism' During the New Zealand Wars
Date: 1 August 2014
Time: 12.10 am
Venue: Old Kirk 406 (F L Wood Seminar Room)
Vincent O’Malley examines the origins of the term 'kūpapa', and the way in which its meaning has changed over time. Read more
Aug18SeminarsFHSS Learning and Teaching Seminar Series: Dolores Janiewski
Date: 18 August 2014
Time: 12.15 pm
Venue: Murphy LT220
How I use multi-media group presentations Read more

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News

16 July 2014 Establishment of Women in Philosophy Group
The Philosophy Programme announces the establishment of the Victoria Women in Philosophy Group. Read more
13 June 2014 Dr Joe Burton selected for US Department of State academic residency
Dr Joe Burton has been selected by the US Department of State to take part in a six-week academic residency at Bard College, New York. Read more
26 May 2014 Rabindra Puraskar (Tagore Prize)
Sekhar Bandyopadhyay awarded prestigious literary award, the Rabindra Puraskar (Tagore Prize). Read more

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Welcome from the Head of School

ken-perszyk Welcome to the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations (HPPI).
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Research

The Political Science journal is edited in the Political Science and International Relations Programme.
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Dan Weijers, co-founder of the International Journal of Wellbeing, a journal devoted to the study of human wellbeing.
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Postgraduate Student Profile

Katie Hamilton"Studying Philosophy makes you think about the big questions in all aspects of life." Katharine Hamilton, PhD candidate in Philosophy. Read more

 

Staff Highlight

Valerie Wallace"New Zealand's constitutional review is generating interest in political and constitutional history. I look forward to contributing to that debate by exploring the influence of a distinctive strand of Scottish political thought." Valerie Wallace, Lecturer in History. Read more

Research Seminars

Programme Research Seminars are held regularly during Trimesters 1 and 2.

The Maurice Goldsmith Inaugural Lecture was given by Professor Philip Pettit (Princeton/Australian National University), 'Freedom and Other Robustly Demanding Goods'.

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