The History programme has a strong research tradition. Our staff have established reputations in their areas of expertise and the programme as a whole has an energetic research culture.
Areas of research strength include New Zealand, Māori and Pacific history, British, Irish and Scottish history, European history and Asian history. Staff are internationally respected in the fields of intellectual history and the history of political thought, the history of science, the history of emotions, empire and colonialism, migrations and mobilities, and Indigenous history.
We have a very strong record of collaborative research and have hosted a large number of research projects funded by external grants, notably the Royal Society of New Zealand’s Marsden Fund.
Many members of the programme are involved in inter-disciplinary research groupings within the University. These include:
- Asian Studies
- Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies
- Centre for Research on Colonial Culture website and blog
- Centre for Global Migrations
- Otago Centre for Law and Society
Completed theses are uploaded to OUR Archive: