The Centre for
Centre for 21st Century Humanities


The Centre for 21st Century Humanities brings together research groups and individual researchers at the University of Newcastle with the aim of promoting imaginative, inventive and rigorous work in the humanities. We focus especially on research that crosses disciplines, engages with the community and with industry, and uses digital tools and resources.

We aim to harness the traditional strengths of the humanities in understanding and preserving culture, along with the humanities’ potential for discovery and innovation, to contribute to Australian national life and to positive world futures.

Massacres Map

ABC: New map records massacres of Aboriginal people in Frontier Wars

SBS: New map starts to reveal true extent of massacres of Indigenous Australians by Europeans

The Herald: Mapping Aboriginal massacres makes it time to recognise the colonial wars, say leading historians

Smithsonian: map charts massacres of Indigneous Australians

The New Yorker: The mapping of massacres

Shepparton News: Aboriginal massacres sites extend further across Australia

Indigenous Languages

BBC: Australian Indigenous languages have one source, study says

ABC: Indigenous languages come from just one common ancestor

SBS: Study claims all Indigenous languages came from one ancestor

Australian Geographic: Australian Indigenous languages descended from one common ancestor

Japan Times: Australian Indigenous languages have common source

Computational Stylistics

Sydney Morning Herald: Australian data sleuths link Shakespeare to anonymous 16th Century play

The Conversation: Ignore the doubters: here's why Christopher Marlowe co-wrote Shakespeare's Henry VI

Contemporary Feminism

International Business Times: Buffy the Vampire Slayer 20th anniversary: How she kicked off kick-ass feminism

The Atlantic: Buffy Summers: third-wave Feminist icon

Spectator UK: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: a role model for the modern Feminist

Early Modern Women's Writing

The Conversation: Mary, Queen of Scots was a poet - and you should know it


ABC Radio: It's a human story on God Forbid - Podcast

ABC Radio: Women and power - Podcast

The Conversation: why grown-ups still need fairytales

The Conversation: Mary Beard and the long tradition of women being told to shut up

The Conversation: Guide to the classics: Sappho, a poet in fragments

My Year As A Fairytale - Humanities Startup

The Maitland Mercury: The Maitland woman spending a year as Marie Antoinette

Newcastle Star: Fairytale comes to life

Blacksmiths Repair Day - Humanities Startup

Newcastle Herald: Ancient art with a modern purpose

Singleton Argus: Blacksmith Day to foster a culture of reuse