History and Classics offers history majors in Hobart and Launceston and by distance education, History 1 in Burnie, and majors in Ancient Civilisations and Latin in Hobart. Thematic units include units on classical literature and art, gender in history, crime and the law in historical perspective, and history and heritage. We deliver four undergraduate specialisations through the Bachelor of Arts:
The program has an international profile in research. Study opportunities are enhanced by the quality of its library holdings on classical antiquity, medieval and early modern England, Australian colonial history, and Tasmaniana. On the Hobart campus there is the John Elliott Classics Museum, with an important collection of pottery, sculpture and currency, while off campus there are the State Archives, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in Hobart, and the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in Launceston.
Our Centre for Tasmanian Historical Studies publishes Tasmanian Historical Studies and holds an annual conference.
Authorised by the Acting Head of School, Humanities
18 December, 2012