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.

Computational Stylistics

Australian data sleuths link Shakespeare to anonymous 16th Century play

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

Contemporary Feminism

Buffy Summers: third-wave Feminist icon

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