The Centre for the History of Violence research includes violence in art, literature, and film, interpersonal violence and political and cultural violence

The Centre for
THE HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
Centre for the History of Violence

About us

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 the History of Violence, part of the School of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Newcastle, has an annual program of lectures, seminars and conferences on every aspect of the History of Violence – from debates surrounding concepts of violence, to representations of violence in art, literature, and film, questions of interpersonal violence, to issues of political and cultural violence.

Centre for history of Violence members

Centre for the History of Violence members L to R: (seated) Professor Lyndall Ryan and Dr Michael Ondaatje; (standing) Dr Mathew Lewis, Professor Philip Dwyer, ARC Future Fellow Associate Professor Hans-Lukas Kieser, Dr Shigeru Sato and Dr Lisa Featherstone.


History of Violence brings together internationally renowned scholars, post-doctoral fellows, graduates and undergraduates from across the humanities and social sciences – anthropology, art, criminology, film, history, international relations, law, literature, philosophy, psychology, political science and sociology.