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Centre for 21st Century Humanities leads development of ground breaking software platform

Centre for 21st Century Humanities leads development of ground breaking software platform

Monday, 15 April 2019

The University of Newcastle’s Centre for 21st Century Humanities (C21CH) is leading the development of a powerful software platform called the ‘Time-Layered Cultural Map of Australia’ (TLCMap).

Digital tools bring Australia’s dark history into the spotlight

Digital tools bring Australia’s dark history into the spotlight

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Professor Lyndall Ryan of the Centre for 21st Century Humanities and Centre for the History of Violence at the University of Newcastle is partnering with The Guardian to further expand the Colonial Frontier Massacres Map.

New historical book reveals the cultural influence of ‘houseboys’ in the Asia Pacific

New historical book reveals the cultural influence of ‘houseboys’ in the Asia Pacific

Monday, 4 March 2019

A new book co-authored by Centre for 21st Century Humanities Director, Professor Victoria Haskins, examines the role of Asian and Indigenous male servants across the Asia Pacific from the late-nineteenth century to the 1930s.

Anthropologist Dr Hedda Askland plays part in unprecedented anti coalmine case win

Anthropologist Dr Hedda Askland plays part in unprecedented anti coalmine case win

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Centre for 21st Century Humanities Deputy Director, Dr Hedda Askland, has played a significant part in an unprecedented court case that has put a stop to the proposed Rocky Hill Coal Mine in the Gloucester Valley.

Workshop encourages new startups with seed funding

Workshop encourages new startups with seed funding

Friday, 23 November 2018

A humanities challenge for schools, educational podcasts, a new poetry event and a social enterprise for times of crisis are some of the winning pitches delivered at the Humanities Startup Workshop held on November 9th at New Space.

Halloween - From ancient festival to modern money maker

Halloween - From ancient festival to modern money maker

Friday, 9 November 2018

Halloween is fast becoming a new tradition that Australians follow, but it also has a reputation as a crass import that some Australians love to hate. But how did an ancient Celtic tradition become a holiday centred on door knocking for lollies?

Virtual reality project brings the opulent Victoria Theatre back to life

Virtual reality project brings the opulent Victoria Theatre back to life

Monday, 22 October 2018

A project from School of Creative Industries researcher Dr Gillian Arrighi has brought to life the lavish original 1891 interior of a forgotten Newcastle icon, the Victoria Theatre, through a virtual reality recreation.

Newcastle’s thriving poetry scene has a brand new publishing series

Newcastle’s thriving poetry scene has a brand new publishing series

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

University of Newcastle researcher and member of the Centre for 21st Century Humanities Dr Trisha Pender will publish her first book of poetry this month.