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Napoleon’s last days examined in new book

Napoleon’s last days examined in new book

Monday, 18 June 2018

Director of the Centre for the History of Violence and member of the Centre for 21st Century HumanitiesProfessor Philip Dwyer has published a third and final book in his series looking at the life, death and legacy of French military leader, Napoleon Bonaparte.

Reconciliation Week 2018 - Don't keep history a mystery!

Reconciliation Week 2018 - Don't keep history a mystery!

Thursday, 31 May 2018

by Professor Victoria Haskins, School of Humanities and Social Science (History)

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is embedded in history. The start date, 27 May, marks the anniversary of the famous 1967 Referendum when an overwhelming yes vote overturned the exclusion of Indigenous Australians in the national census: a powerful symbolic moment in Australian history as a statement of the desires and hopes of all Australians for an inclusive and just society. The week’s end date, 3 June, marks another day of great significance, being the date of the landmark High Court decision of 1992 in the case Mabo v Queensland, overturning the “legal fiction” of terra nullius.

Official celebrations of a landmark education facility

Official celebrations of a landmark education facility

Friday, 25 May 2018

They say a lot can be achieved in a year, and there is no better proof than the twelve months that have passed since the doors opened at NeW Space – the University of Newcastle’s landmark education facility.

eHealth program targets young people’s ‘big six’ behaviours to reduce chronic disease risk

eHealth program targets young people’s ‘big six’ behaviours to reduce chronic disease risk

Friday, 25 May 2018

University of Newcastle researchers have collaborated on a world-first eHealth initiative aiming to target young people’s ‘big six’ behaviours to help reduce their chronic disease risk.

Puppet theatre start up wins funding boost

Puppet theatre start up wins funding boost

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

One of the Centre for 21stCentury Humanities start ups, Frank's Fantastic Fairy Tale Theatre, has been successful in applying for an Australian Cultural Fund boost.

Indigenous languages research findings make global impact

Indigenous languages research findings make global impact

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Research showing that all Australian Indigenous languages descend from one common ancestor has had a major national and global impact reaching more than 150 million people.

Crocheting maths and music into fibre art

Crocheting maths and music into fibre art

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Suspended six metres in the air and intertwining more than three kilometres of rope, University of Newcastle’s Fine Art student Louisa Magrics’ crochet-based installation, Hyperweb, will take a starring role at Vivid this week - the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas.

How creativity plays role in early childhood education

How creativity plays role in early childhood education

Monday, 21 May 2018

The Hunter’s early childhood community will have the opportunity to hear from two visiting Italian researchers on the role of creativity in early childhood education when they present at a public symposium at the University of Newcastle this week.