Centre for 21st Century eNewsletter Archive

July 2019

Visiting international fellow Dr Devaleena Das gave a talk on the posthuman body, we highlight an upcoming performance on Love Magic - an ancient Greek play, and invite FEDUA staff to a digital humanities workshop.

June 2019

The Copley Bequest funds a new project that tells marriage equality stories of Newcastle and the Hunter, the Humanities in the Region symposium brought together humanities academics from around the country to discuss strategies and developments in humanities research in the regions, and a new Journal article by Dr Kate Arriotti reveals truths about Australian prisoners of war.

May 2019

A new research project to examine rare early modern books, the Centre for 21st Century Humanities leads development of ground breaking software platform knowns as the TLCMap,  and Professor Marguerite Johnson publishes a new book titled Antipodean Antiquities.

April 2019

Professor Lyndall Ryan is partnering with The Guardian to further expand the Colonial Frontier Massacres Map. The Centre for 21st Century Humanities is hosting eleven new projects this year that connect with the theme ‘Knowledge Creation in the 21st Century’. The Centre for 21st Century Humanities hosts monthly seminars which are open to anyone. Early modern Professor, Ros Smith published on The Conversation an article on what is fuelling renewed interest in Mary Queen of Scots?

Hedda Askland

March 2019

We welcome new Centre Director Professor Victoria Haskins. Fulbright Scholarships for Professor Philip Dwyer and Dr Julie McIntyre. Anthropologist Dr Hedda Askland plays part in unprecedented anti coalmine case win. Wine historian Dr Julie McIntyre contributes Mary Penfold's biography to Australian Dictionary of Biography.

December 2018

We farewell outgoing Centre Director Ros Smith, Professor Lyndall Ryan has been elected to the Australian Academy of Humanities, which is the highest honour of achievement in this field. A humanities challenge for schools, educational podcasts, a poetry event and a social enterprise for times of crisis are some of the winning pitches delivered at the Humanities Startup Workshop.

November 2018

Dr Julie McIntyre's book Hunter Wine: A history wins best wine book award, Dr Gillian Arrighi's virtual reality project brings the Victoria Theatre to life and the Centre invites the community to a public lecture by internationally renowned media and gender scholar Professor Rosalind Gill.

October 2018

Professor Trisha Pender launches a new poetry chapbook, we share videos of the Surveilling Minds and Bodies Conference, featuring The Hon. Michael Kirby, and Pitchfest, and the Centre launches a startup competition.

September 2018

The Centre hosts a humanities Pitchfest and raises $28,000, entrepreneurs are encouraged to enter the Centre's startup competition and the Colonial Frontiers Massacres Map received the best digital map award at the GeoCart conference.

August 2018

An exhibtion and book is launched featuring the Vines, Wines and Identities of the Hunter Valley, Prof. Ros Smith receives a $1M ARC Future Fellowship to study women’s textual practice in the English Renaissance, stage 2 of the Colonial Frontiers Massacres Map is launched and Dr Gillian Arrighi's research receives top accolades.

July 2018

Professor Hugh Craig caps a 40 year career as Professor Emeritus, an upcoming conference delves into culture of surveillance of sexualities, an exhibition focuses on the long shadows cast by the Great War and you can view a video on the successful humanities startup supported by the Centre, the Blacksmith Repair Day.

May 2018

Indigenous language research makes a global impact; Dr Gillian Arrigihi is awarded a fellowship and the Centre supports a Blacksmith Repair Day startup.

September 2017

Research results and fellowships awarded; plus other news stories about the achievements of members of the Centre for 21st Century Humanities.

July 2017

A new online digital map detailing more than 150 massacres of Aboriginal people; Humanities start-ups at Maitland; and a new book offering fresh perspectives on the First World War.

Professor Paul Salzman

June  2017

We welcome distinguished early modern scholar Professor Paul Salzman to the fold; Humanities startups mark two; Dr Trisha Pender taking Buffy to the people, and more.

Humanities Startups

May 2017

In this issue you'll be introduced to a Humanities Startup success that stands to make a real and very human difference. Also news on the Centre's bid for an innovative cultural map of Australia and some significant achievements within the Endangered Languages, Documentation, Theory and Application research network.

PhD Candidate Helen Hopcroft as Marie Antoinette

March 2017

Read about Helen Hopcroft's 'My year as a Fairytale' performance, Professor Lorna Hutson's Shakespeare lecture at UON Sydney and more .

David Marr in Conversation with prof John Germov

November 2016

A wrap-up of a host of events and initiatives including The Enemies of Change, Humanities Startups, History Walks and more.