About the School of Arts, Histories and Cultures
With around 3,500 students and 250 full-time academic and administrative staff, the School of Arts, Histories and Cultures is one of the largest in the Faculty, and indeed in the University. It houses eight discipline areas - Archaeology, Art History and Visual Studies, Classics and Ancient History, Drama, English and American Studies, History, Music, and Religions and Theology.
The core of the School's interest is the field of human cultures, beliefs and institutions. Its work embraces the material, visual, creative and performative dimensions of culture, and as such fosters a rich interdisciplinary culture led by world-renowned scholars with a diversity of expertise, from analysts to creative artists, from historians of ideas to cultural theorists.
Areas in which the School has strong interests include the cultural and historical study of war and politics, popular culture, collective and personal memory, sexuality and gender, and belief systems.