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Our critical and creative research reframes and advances key human problems from the ancient world until today. Our researchers are leaders in the environmental humanities, history and heritage studies, book history and culture, social inclusion, and the scholarship of learning and teaching. Much of our research connects to Tasmania’s rich natural and cultural heritage, including its Wilderness World Heritage- and UNESCO-listed heritage sites, its innovative cultural institutions, its unique indigenous culture, and its role as an Antarctic Gateway. The mission of the Humanities at the University of Tasmania is to use our research to build strong partnerships and develop resilient communities for and from Tasmania.

Research by program

Research Degrees

Take your passion for ideas further than you ever imagined.

Humanities welcomes qualified applicants to undertake research degrees in any of our disciplines and areas of research expertise. We offer a collegial, supportive environment, with experienced supervision, regular seminar series, research skills training, and many opportunities to work with peers and academics on your areas of interest.

Choose a research topic that reflects your interests and identify a supervisor from discipline staff with the expertise to guide you in your research. We supervise across a range of methodologies and conceptual/theoretical approaches, and encourage scholarship that draws on ideas from across diverse fields.

Search our staff profiles for a research supervisor or by areas of expertise on the research section of the website.

To find out about application procedures, entry requirements, and scholarships, refer to College of Arts, Law and Education Research Degrees.