Past Events

The Shakespearean Unscene: Sexual Phantasy in 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream.'

Friday, 24th February 2017

Professor Lorna Hutson discusses how Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream represents female desire, addressing one of the central problems of the play: its seeming celebration of female sexual desire and fantasy in a culture that was deeply invested in women’s chastity and the repression of that desire.

The Enemies of Change: A Conversation with David Marr

Thursday, 17th November 2016

David Marr, in conversation with sociologist Professor John Germov, discusses what it is about this quite progressive country that makes change so hard.

Radical Newcastle Walk

Sunday, 13th November 2016

The Radical Newcastle walk explores the people behind some of the city’s well known protests, riots and campaigns.

Crime and Punishment Walk

Sunday, 13th November 2016

Led by University of Newcastle historians and special guests, this walking tour will showcase aspects of Newcastle's past, focusing on the themes, 'Crime and Punishment.'

RE-THINK #4: On a Fatal Shore

Thursday, 3rd November 2016

A conversation about writing white women’s Aboriginal history with Victoria Haskins and Lyndall Ryan.

Humanities Startups: A Workshop

Friday, 28th October 2016

This workshop will introduce humanities students, graduates and researchers to the fascinating world of the startup.