Historical Studies encompasses the study of humanity including human interactions throughout historical time. History at UNSW is distinctive because of its focus on imperial, colonial and transnational histories that rethink the grand narratives of the past.
Our present is inherently linked to our past, shaping the world we live in today. We study history to understand how our political ideas, cultural norms and social beliefs have been shaped by past contexts.
Research in European Studies at UNSW Arts and Social Sciences cuts across a wide range of subject areas, including Modern History, Cultural and Literary Studies, Area Studies, Human Geography, Political Thought and Philosophy.
Research in Linguisticsat UNSW examines the basic properties of human language and explores what the study of language can tell us about the brain, the mind, society, history and communication, especially among people from different cultural and language backgrounds.