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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.


UC archive most detailed earthquake collection

20 February 2015 As 22 February approaches, UC Professor Paul Millar believes it's never been more important to focus on preserving the record of what the Canterbury region has been through. (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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‘History allows us not only to learn about the past, but also to learn about the present...’

Joshua Smith Studying towards a BA in History
Interviewer, Colmar Brunton
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Announcements and Events

Art History

12th February.

Last week Rosie Ibbotson presented a paper at the annual conference of the Australasian Victorian Studies Association, which took place at the University of Auckland. The theme of the conference was 'The Victorians and memory', and Rosie's paper was titled 'The huia, representation, and posterity: some thoughts in an age of de-extinction'.


12th February

Dr Patrick O’Sullivan (Classics) gave the following conference paper: ‘Beauty and the Beasts: Danae and the Satyrs in Aeschylus' Dictyulci’, ASCS XXXVI: Australasian Society for Classical Studies Conference, University of Adelaide, January 27-31.


12th February

Professor Katie Pickles has recently been appointed to the Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fund Humanities Panel for 2015.

photograph by Simon OgdenFine Arts and Classics

23rd February

Exhibition of photographs by Simon Ogden (Fine Arts) and introductory essay by Enrica Sciarrino (Classics). On show from Monday 23 February to mid March 2015 with the support of the Embassy of Italy at Wellington at the Bowen Galleries, 41 Ghuznee Street, Wellington