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Humanities and Creative Arts

Art History and Theory, Classics, Cinema Studies, Cultural Studies, English, Fine Arts, History, Music and Philosophy. Here you will find some links to useful resources and information.


Human-animal studies expert criticises Crusaders

8 August 2014 A University of Canterbury expert on human-animal relations has criticised Crusaders rugby players shooting wild animals in Africa. (read article)

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Video Interviews

Staff and students talk about their research in the Humanities.

James Logie Memorial Collection.

The James Logie Memorial Collection is one of the finest teaching collections of Greek and Roman antiquities to be found in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Cicada survives

New Cinema Studies Course

Creative Writing for Screen: The objective of the course is to combine the development of students' creative writing with the practical skills and dramaturgic techniques of writing for film.

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‘The course helped me comprehend the possibilities digital technologies have...’

Lucy-Jane Walsh BA(Hons) in English
Business Analyst, UC CEISMIC
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Announcements and Events

Classoc AwardBest Arts Club Award

Congratulations to CLASSOC for winning the
Best Arts Club Award in the 2013 Supreme Club Awards. Book Cover

Study of Greek drama

Dr Patrick O'Sullivan's new book (co-authored with Chris Collard) Euripides: Cyclops and Major Fragments of Greek Satyric Drama has just been published by Oxbow Books.  Supported by a Research Grant from the Marsden Fund, this volume breaks new ground in the study of Greek drama. It is the first work ever to include in one volume a major introduction with texts, commentaries and translations of our one complete surviving satyr play combined with all the substantial remains of this important dramatic genre.

Scholarship Winners

Cinema Studies student Mathew Daniel has won a UC Master's Scholarship. Congratulations!!

Classics students Amy White and Hugh Williams have both won UC Master's ScholarshipsCongratulations!!

Prof. Graham Zanker is delighted to announce that a Classics doctoral student, Andrew Wong, has been awarded the prestigious Edward Gibbon Wakefield NZ Graduate Scholarship to continue his studies on the Classical Greek concept of the hero of intelligence at Christ Church, Oxford for the coming Oxford academic year.  Andrew will be studying under the Regius Professor of Greek, Prof. Christopher Pelling, an expert in Andrew’s field.