The Department of History and Art History has a strong research tradition and has performed very well in the rounds of the Performance Based Research Fund (PBRF).
The department has a very strong record of collaborative research and has hosted a large number of research projects funded by large external grants.
The Caversham Project
The Caversham Project and its successor Sites of Gender were supported by funding from the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology.
- Visit the Caversham Project website
Marsden Fund projects
More recently the department has had a remarkable track record of winning grants from the Royal Society of New Zealand’s Marsden Fund.
- Find out more about our research funded by the Marsden Fund.
- Visit the Royal Society of New Zealand’s website
Staff within the Department have established reputations in their areas of expertise and the department as a whole has an energetic research culture.
Both our historians and art historians regularly host conferences and symposia, attend international scholarly events, and produce a substantial number of journal articles, book chapters, edited collections and monographs.
Many members of the department are involved in inter-disciplinary research groupings within the University. These include:
- Asia-New Zealand Research Cluster
- Asian Studies
- Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies
- Centre for Research on Colonial Culture website and blog
- Comparative and Cross-Cultural Studies
- Cultures, Histories and Identities in Film, Media, and Literature
- Early Modern Thought
- History of the University Unit
- Medieval and Early Modern Studies
- Pacific Studies
- Sites of Gender (The Caversham Project)
Completed theses are kept in the Department's library.
A list of History theses can be found here.
A list of Art History theses can be found here.