Staff in the Department of History and Art History are always happy to lend assistance, expertise, or give talks, to community groups, organisations, libraries, schools, teachers, and those in the heritage industry.
Feel free to contact individual staff, or Associate Professor Mark Seymour for further information and advice.
Information for schools
If you teach at a high school or college and want to bring your class to campus for a school visit, we can accommodate you. We can also make arrangements to visit you.
For more information on school visits, or to make arrangements to visit, contact:
Associate Professor Mark Seymour
Tertiary Information Day
Students can also speak with History, Art History and Theory, and Visual Culture staff by attending the University's Tertiary Information Day.
History, Art History, and Visual Culture staff will be available to discuss options with you at our scheduled drop-in session, which is held in our seminar room on the second floor of the Arts Building at 95 Albany Street.
Scholarship for Year 13 Otago and Southland Students
The John Turnbull Thomson Scholarship in History was established in 2005 by the University Council with funds received from the descendants of John Turnbull Thomson, a surveyor and explorer who became New Zealand's first Surveyor General in 1876.
Applicants must be:
- At the time of application, in the final year of his or her secondary schooling at a school in Otago or Southland or have completed the final year no more than one year previously
- Enrolled for at least one 100-level paper in History for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in their first year
Awards are made on the basis of the student's Year 13 academic results.
Find out more about this scholarship and other scholarships available on the Scholarships Database.
The Department is keen to keep in contact with its Alumni. We like to know how you have fared, hear about your successes, and keep you update with our news via our annual Newsletter.
Please contact the Alumni Office to register your details.