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.
The 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
The weaving together of Christianity and Pacific cultures has a long and rich history. While this encounter has been marked by ebbs and flows, it is nevertheless the case that Oceania is now rightly regarded as “the most solidly Christian part of the world” (Forman 1982: 227).Read more
Over the weekend of February 19-21, 2016 Professor Geoffrey Batchen led a symposium devoted to the relationship between nineteenth-century photography and contemporary artistic and curatorial practice. Read more
'The beauty of studying Classics is you get to learn about everything from language and politics through to literature and art.' Read more