Centres, Groups and Programs
The Early Modern Women's Research Network (EMWRN) was established by Associate Professor Rosalind Smith and Dr Patricia Pender in 2007. Comprising scholars from Australia, New Zealand and the UK, the network has rapidly developed an international reputation for engineering innovative productive research collaborations'.
The world is experiencing an unprecedented wave of language extinctions, resulting in loss of cultural identities, knowledge systems, and the variety of data needed to understand the structure of language in the mind. Documenting endangered languages preserves data and stimulates language maintenance and revitalisation.
Post-Fordist accumulation processes are entangled in major reorganizations of labour and life in the contemporary present. These arrangements have demanded that social scientists think anew about many key categories of analysis, including the home, living, working, the private, the everyday and even the future.
The Centre for the History of Violence explores every aspect of the history of violence, including concepts of violence, representations of violence, questions of interpersonal violence and issues of political and cultural violence.
The Centre for Literary and Linguistic Computing (CLLC) was established to continue the development and application of statistical and computing tools for the analysis of (literary) texts.
Religion's new visibility in political life has provoked one of the most significant global debates of our day. This program directly intervenes by interrogating religion's dynamic interactions with democratic authority, radicalism, gender and the legacies of colonial nation building.
Social Work had outstanding record in research recognised by the award of a five rating in the last Excellent in Research for Australia (ERA) exercise. This was the highest ERA rating for social work in Australia and Newcastle was the only university to have received a five in this field of research.
The Speech pathology discipline is distinctive in its diversity (speech, language, fluency, disability, aphasia) and focus on the impact of communication disorders and disabilities in everyday life and on key stakeholders supporting them in education, health and employment.
Wine Studies is a new humanities and social science-based research area at University of Newcastle. Cross-faculty collaboration in this field, presently includes scholars from History, Social Science, Business and Tourism.