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Our students graduate with the knowledge and experience to analyse historically, philosophically and politically about the world, societies and cultures. 

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Our research has a world-class concentration of expertise and offers high quality research training at Honours, Masters and Doctorate levels.

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The School of Humanities is one of four schools in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Adelaide. The School is made up of ten Departments.

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Another round of impressive first year VR projects presented

STUDENTS with a passion for future technologies – especially those who want to develop and create them – can now combine their artistic and technical skills in a cutting edge Virtual Reality (VR) course offered by the University of Adelaide.



Creative writing student wins Deakin University non-fiction prize

Faculty of Arts student Olivia De Zilva has been awarded the 2019 Deakin University Non-fiction Prize.



Historians seek former Holden employees

Historians at the University of Adelaide and Monash University are searching for former Holden employees to interview about their working experiences for an oral history project to be housed at the National Library of Australia.





Words and Music for Iris

The J. M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice presents the Fringe show "Word and Music for Iris". This concert consists of a programme of songs mentioned in Iris Murdoch's novels—from Shakespeare songs to Mozart arias, from folk songs to jazz standards—with associated readings from favourite novels like The Sea, the Sea, The Philosopher's Pupil, The Bell and more. This event is adapted from a programme presented in July 2019 at the Iris Murdoch centenary conference in Oxford.



Jane Austen: The French Connection

This concert is a unique performance of pieces from Jane Austen’s rich collection of manuscript music books in the grandiose setting of the Reading Room (Barr Smith Library).



Linguistics Symposium - International Year of Indigenous Languages

The students in the Dept of Linguistics are keen to show their support for the International Year of Indigenous Languages by holding a Symposium on Thursday 14th November.