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North Terrace Campus
Level 4, Napier Building
The University of Adelaide
SA 5005

Telephone: +61 8 8313 5699
Facsimile: +61 8 8313 3443

Welcome to the School of History & Politics

We take pride in our reputation for friendliness and informality, as well as excellence in teaching and research. If you would like to learn more, please call in to our School office on the fourth floor of the Napier Building, or simply explore the links below.

History has undergraduate courses that span Australian, British, Asian, European, American history, and early modern European and modern Chinese Art History. POLIS concentrates its courses into the fields of International Studies, Comparative Politics, Political Theory and Australian Politics. There are also postgraduate programs in Art History, Food Studies and International Studies.




Our academic staff are nationally and internationally renowned for their research & teaching.

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

The School of History and Politics has a diverse and exciting research culture.



The School provides high quality teaching and research in a broad range of academic programs which attract students from a wide range of national and ethnic backgrounds. 

Graduate Programs

Postgraduate Programs

The School has a long and distinguished record of postgraduate education and offers Research & Coursework degree programs.

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News & Events

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Upcoming Collaboratory 10-12 February 2014 -- Emotion, Ritual and Power in Europe: 1200 to the Present

This collaboratory, hosted by the Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, will explore how emotions act within ritual to inform balances of power. We are particularly interested in the ways that rituals and emotions have changed over time, and the ways that rituals, emotions and power have been implicated in processes of change and continuity.

More information here.

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