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Will bushfire smoke exposure make people more vulnerable to COVID-19?

Will bushfire smoke exposure make people more vulnerable to COVID-19?

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Environmental historian Associate Professor Nancy Cushing has long been interested in the history of air pollution, particularly in once heavily polluted Newcastle. So when the bushfires ravaged New South Wales in late 2019/early 2020 and many people were talking about this level of smoke and bushfire as unprecedented, she wanted to see if that was actually the case.

New book Youth Sociology helps understand youth pressures of today

New book Youth Sociology helps understand youth pressures of today

Monday, 6 July 2020

Youth is a key period of transition with many challenges and issues for young people to contend with. A new book co-authored by University of Newcastle youth sociologist Dr Julia Coffey titled Youth Sociology helps break down and understand the pressures on youth today.

Historians reveal little known histories of the Spanish Flu

Historians reveal little known histories of the Spanish Flu

Monday, 29 June 2020

Two Centre for 21st Century Humanities historians have delved into different aspects of the Spanish Flu pandemic, revealing little known histories which have become even more pertinent during the COVID-19 crisis.

Criminology expert in police accountability comments on George Floyd case

Criminology expert in police accountability comments on George Floyd case

Thursday, 4 June 2020

The tragic death of George Floyd on 25 May has once again emphasised the significance of bystander video distributed through social media as a police accountability mechanism, says University of Newcastle Criminologist, Dr Justin Ellis.

Cancelled digital humanities conference goes online to great success

Cancelled digital humanities conference goes online to great success

Thursday, 14 May 2020

When COVID-19 restrictions meant the Renaissance Society of America (RSA) conference in April was cancelled, members of the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL) at the University of Victoria, Canada, created a virtual conference instead so that papers could still be presented and discussed.

Research highlights importance of collective efficacy in mitigating community fears

Research highlights importance of collective efficacy in mitigating community fears

Monday, 11 May 2020

Criminologist from the University of Newcastle, Dr Justin Ellis has recently published a co-authored journal article into the level of fear of crime in inner city Sydney, with Professor Murray Lee at the Sydney Law School and Professor Jonathan Jackson at the London School of Economics.

New book looks at how migrants used music to help shape their lives in nineteenth-century Newcastle

New book looks at how migrants used music to help shape their lives in nineteenth-century Newcastle

Monday, 4 May 2020

How did nineteenth-century migrants to Australia use music to make sense of their new surroundings? That is the question focused on in a newly published book authored by School of Creative Industries researcher and member of the Centre for 21st Century HumanitiesDr Helen English.

Book Launch: Doubtful Readers by Dr Erin McCarthy

Book Launch: Doubtful Readers by Dr Erin McCarthy

Saturday, 11 April 2020

Digital humanist with the School of Humanities and Social Science and the Centre for 21st Century HumanitiesDr Erin McCarthy has found a unique way to launch her newly published book, Doubtful Readers: Print, Poetry, and the Reading Public in Early Modern England.