The History department researches, teaches and publishes locally, nationally and internationally. The latest QS rankings has us among the top 200 history departments in the world. We offer a wide range of undergraduate courses in British, European, global and New Zealand history. Themes across our teaching include crime and criminality, cultural, environmental, intellectual, medical, medieval, political, propaganda, social, transnational, women's, gender and feminist history. Students can study aspects of New Zealand, Medieval European, Indian, American, German and Soviet history at all levels.
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A new exhibition displaying the work of renowned architect Samuel Hurst Seager as the designer of New Zealand’s First Wo...
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History is located in
Karl Popper, Level 5