School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies

School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies

Welcome to the School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies

Art History, Classics, Religious Studies and Museum and Heritage Studies are scholarly disciplines that explore the cultural, artistic, textual and religious traditions that have shaped our world. Whether studying the ancient past or the present, research and teaching in these disciplines examines the beliefs, texts, rituals and creative activities that give depth and meaning to human existence.

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Oct6End-of-year breakfast for Māori and Pasifika students
Date: 6 October 2015
Time: 8.30 am
Venue: SU229 (Memorial Theatre Foyer), Kelburn Campus
An invitation from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Student and Academic Services Office. Read more
Oct7Classics Honours Information Evening
Date: 7 October 2015
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: OK526 Classics Museum
Have you thought about doing Honours in Classics, Greek or Latin? Come along to the… Read more
Oct18-19Book Launch: Soundings of Hellas by John Davidson
Date: 18–19 October 2015
Time: 3.00 pm
Venue: Greek Cultural Centre, Hania Street
Steele Roberts Publishers and the Hellenic New Zealand Congress warmly invite you to the launch… Read more

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28 September 2015 Perris publishes in Brill's Companion to the Reception of Euripides
Simon Perris, Senior Lecturer in Classics, has just published a chapter on adaptations, translations, film… Read more
25 September 2015 Quiz Highlights Student Classicists
The annual Wellington Classical Association School Quiz took place on September 23rd, hosted by the… Read more
25 September 2015 Museum and Heritage Studies Alumni
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Peace Conference 2015  - Registrations now open

Peace conferencre

Registrations are now open for the Peace Conference, to be hosted by Victoria University of Wellington, from 18 - 20 November.  Read more

Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Grant 2014 to 2017

JoeAssociate Professor Joseph Bulbulia has been awarded NZD $769,000 in a highly competitive Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Grant to enrich the New Zealand Attitudes and Values Study (NZAVS) coverage of religion and spirituality at the level of communities across New Zealand. Read More

ARTH 226 Special Topic: Art and Place

arth226An Art History summer course, ARTH 226  Special Topic: Art and Place, will run for seven weeks during December 2015 and January/February 2016.  Read more

Jaimee recently completed her MA in Classics


'The beauty of studying Classics is you get to learn about everything from language and politics through to literature and art.' Read more