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Humanities Research at Otago

Otago's Humanities research output is rated the best in New Zealand in a number of disciplines

Recent research quality evaluations rate the Division of Humanities research output to be the best in New Zealand in a number of disciplines, and rank some of our subjects among the top 50 internationally.

Read more about the details of our PBRF and QS rankings.

Pāho, the Humanities Research blog

Pāho highlights the new and exciting research happening within the Division of Humanities at Otago.

Find out about recent publications, awards, grants, postgraduate and other research news.

Read our current research stories.

Go to Pāho, the Humanities Research blog.

Research centres, themes and clusters

Research in the Division of Humanities is inclusive and collaborative, as evidenced by the range of areas covered in our research centres, themes and clusters.

Find out about more about our research centres, themes and clusters.

Digital Humanities

Support for digital humanities scholarship and practice including an annual digital humanities expo.

Exceptional doctoral theses in the Division of Humanities

Go to a list of exceptional doctoral theses produced by students in the Division.

Quality evaluations on the Division's research output and academic excellence

The 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject showed the following Humanities subject at Otago to be rated in the top 50 in the world: Classics (47).

The following subjects ranked in the top 100 in the world: Anthropology, Archaeology, Development Studies, Education, Geography, Performing Arts, Philosophy and Theology. English Language & Literature, Geography, History and Law featured in the top 101-150 in the world.