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.
Monday, 6 July 2020
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.
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.
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.
Monday, 11 May 2020
Monday, 4 May 2020
Saturday, 11 April 2020
Digital humanist with the School of Humanities and Social Science and the Centre for 21st Century Humanities, Dr 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.