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Research in History


The History programme has a strong research tradition and has performed very well in the rounds of the Performance Based Research Fund (PBRF).

Research excellence

We have a very strong record of collaborative research and have 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.


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.

Research culture

Our staff have established reputations in their areas of expertise and the programme 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.

Research networks

Many members of the programme are involved in inter-disciplinary research groupings within the University. These include:


Completed theses are kept in the Programme's library.

A list of History theses

A list of Art History theses