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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Events

Aug19Religious Studies Lecturer gives seminar at Otago University
Date: 19 August 2016 – 19 August 2017
Time: 1.00 pm
Muslim marriage has been a widely debated topic in many Muslim majority countries. Read more
Sep13Sir Ronald Syme Memorial Lecture
Date: 13 September 2016
Time: 6.00 pm
Venue: Council Chamber, Level 2, Hunter Building, Kelburn Parade
The princess and the procuratorThe reign of Augustus was a time of profound change for… Read more
Sep20Public LecturesMichael Volkerling Memorial Lecture 2016 - Museums without borders: A manifesto by Dr Robert R. Janes
Date: 20 September 2016
Time: 6.00 pm
Venue: Soundings Theatre, Te Papa Tongarewa
As providers of intellectual and civic resources, museums have the power to create a new and more conscious future for themselves and their communities. Read more

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News

30 August 2016 Onslow College visits the Classics Museum
On Tuesday 23 August, Onslow College visited the Classics Museum and were treated to an up-close examination of some antiquities. Read more
20 July 2016 Masterson Speaks in Seattle
Mark Masterson, Senior Lecturer of Classics and Director of the Classics Programme, spoke at the seventh Feminism and Classics Conference in Seattle on May 19. Read more
11 July 2016 Masterson Joins Editorial Board at Edinburgh University Press
Mark Masterson, Senior Lecturer of Classics and Director of the Classics Programme, has taken up a role as a member of three-person editorial board for a new series, “Intersectionality in Classical Antiquity,” to be published by the Edinburgh University Press. Read more

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Introducing the David Carson-Parker Collection

The Classics Museum was recently bequested 70 antiquities from a private collection. Read more

Dr Eva Nisa joins Religious Studies

Eva NisaThe School is delighted to welcome our newest researcher and colleague. Dr. Eva Nisa, from Indonesia, holds degrees from al-Azhar University in Egypt, Leiden University in Holland, and the Australian National University. Her ground-breaking research treats such exciting topical questions as Muslim women's issues in contemporary Indonesia (including speed dating, veiled women, marriage and divorce, and "chick lit"); Muslim youth; and transnational Islamic groups and networks. Read more