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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Jul28Public LecturesTowards a Theologically Engaged Anthropology
Date: 28 July 2016
Time: 12.00 pm
Public Lecture by Dr J. Derrick Lemons Read more
Jul29Public LecturesWhy do Economists Think that Markets Work?
Date: 29 July 2016
Time: 12.30 pm
Why do Economists Think that Markets Work? by Professor Paul Oslington Read more

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23 June 2016 Kierstead Awarded Fellowship at the British School of Athens
James Kierstead has been awarded an Early Career Fellowship at the British School of Athens. Read more
17 June 2016 Masterson Speaks at Launch of Reissue of Dover’s Greek Homosexuality
Mark Masterson, Senior Lecturer of Classics and Director of the Classics Programme, spoke at the Institute for Classical Studies in London on 31 May to launch the reissue Kenneth Dover’s epoch-making Greek Homosexuality. Read more
14 June 2016 Stacey Wellington Wins Victoria Medal for Scholarly Accomplishment
Stacey Wellington, a 2015 graduate with a degree in Classics Honours (First Class), was awarded the Victoria Medal at last month’s graduation ceremony. Read more

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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

EMANATIONS: The Art of the Cameraless Photograph

This exhibition curated by Geoffrey Batchen, Professor of Art History at Victoria University,will run from April 29 until August 14, at the Len Lye Centre, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery.

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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