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The School for Historical and Philosophical Sciences is a place to discover – and contribute to – bold ideas about humanity and its complex societies. You’ll learn from academics whose own research inspires their teaching, and become part of the curious, intellectually-engaged and welcoming SHAPS community.

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Graduate archaeologists Emily Simons, Gemma Lee and Sophie Russell excavating in classic style at Rabati, Georgia.

Disciplines that span the history of human civilisation

Whether you’re looking to immerse yourself in worlds of the past, engage with discourses around cultures and identities in the present, or learn the skills to conserve vital cultural materials for the future, you’ll be guided by exceptional, passionate academics.

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For all general student enquiries, enrolment and administration, please contact Stop 1

Find us on Level 6, West Wing, Arts West (Building 148B)
The University of Melbourne, VIC 3010

Email: shaps-info@unimelb.edu.au

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