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

Sep30SeminarsHistory Programme Seminar: The Colonial Asylum 'Middle Ground': Internal Contestations and Indigenous Negotiations
Date: 30 September 2016
Time: 12.10 pm
Venue: Old Kirk 406 (F L Wood Seminar Room)
By the early twentieth century, Bombay’s colonial asylum system had become a failed colonial enterprise.… Read more
Oct7SeminarsWaikato Waiata, Waikato Tangata: Songs of the Rangiriri Prisoners
Date: 7 October 2016
Time: 12.10 pm
Venue: Old Kirk 406 (F L Wood Seminar Room), Level 4, Old Kirk, Kelburn campus
The History Programme invite you to a seminar by Arini Loader and Mike Ross. Read more
Oct17-18ConferencesNew Historians Conference 2016
Date: 17–18 October 2016
Time: 9.00 am
Venue: Alan Macdiarmid Lecture Theatre 105
New research, new writing, new historians Read more

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News

10 August 2016 China University of Political Science and Law students visit
The Political Science and International Relations Programme recently hosted students and staff from the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL). Read more
10 August 2016 History student selected to attend ACU Commonwealth Summer School
Scott Flutey, a BA(Hons) student in History, has been selected to attend the Commonwealth Summer School on Sustainable Development Goals in Rwanda this month. Read more
20 June 2016 Daniel Gamboa
Congratulations to Daniel Gamboa who has been selected to attend the Global UNHCR NGO consultation in Geneva this year. Read more

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Welcome from the Head of School

Sekhar Bandyopadhyay, Head of SchoolWelcome to the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations (HPPI).
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FHSS 104: Special Topic: Historical Wrongs and Human Rights

This course will be offered in Trimester 3 from 14 November to 25 December 2016, taught by Kate Hunter of the History Programme. FHSS 104 is able to be used towards the 100-level major subject requirements for the HIST major and as a prerequisite for 200-level HIST courses.

Staff Highlight

Arini-Loader-web"Ko te timatanga a nga waiata katoa he apakura.

The world of Māori literature is a deep, swirling pool filled to the brim with detailed, rich imagery, metaphor, wordplay and all other manner of poetic ornament - and I get to play in it all day! My work focuses on Māori literary history. Specifically, I read, explore, examine and analyse manuscript texts written in te reo Māori, over the expanse of the nineteenth century." Arini Loader, Lecturer, History Programme.

180-point Master's degrees

Have you recently completed (or are about to complete) a Bachelor's degree? Are you looking for a vocationally-oriented programme of study that only takes one calendar year?
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Josh Wright is studying towards a Bachelor of Arts with Honours and an International Relations major

Confronting a wide spectrum of ideas was all part of studying at Victoria for international relations student Josh Wright. He relished the fierce debates that naturally developed in class. Watch Josh’s story.

Postgraduate Student Profile

Alex Dickson web "As a discipline, Strategic Studies seeks to provide the tools with which one may endeavour to navigate the future." Read more about Alex

Research and Research Seminars

The Political Science journal is edited in the Political Science and International Relations Programme.
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The Maurice Goldsmith Lecture 2015 was given by Professor Frank Jackson (Australian National University), 'The Implementation Problem for Ethics'

See video of lecture.