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History is the study of how and why the past has meaning in the present


We specialise in the histories of New Zealand, the Pacific, Asia, Europe, Britain and Ireland, and North America.



We offer a complete range of degree programmes in History including:


Postgraduate and research

We have a strong research culture and a vigorous postgraduate programme.

Because of the strength and range of its cultural institutions, Dunedin is an excellent location for undertaking undergraduate and postgraduate research in history.


Head of programme

Email Professor Mark Seymour

Undergraduate enquiries

Email Professor Brian Moloughney
Email Professor Mark Seymour
Email Dr Frances Steel

Postgraduate enquiries

Email Professor Angela Wanhalla


Contact Us

2nd Floor Arts 1 (Burns) Building
Tel +64 3 479 8606

History programme
University of Otago
P O Box 56
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

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James Smetham, "The New Zealand Chiefs in Wesley's House", 1863, Hocken Pictorial Collections, University of Otago, Dunedin.