The Centre for the Study of Violence at the University of Newcastle (UON) is home to some of the world's foremost researchers and thought leaders in the study of violence, including concepts of violence, representations of violence, questions of interpersonal violence and issues of political and cultural violence.
Our research academics seek to better understand the global roots of contemporary violence by focusing on the origins, causes, and experience of violence from the 18th century to the present day.
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Professor Philip Dwyer talks about why we need to understand our history of violence on 2NURFM
- An Archive of Atrocities, Professor Hans-Lukas Kieser in The New York Review of Books, 4 Apr 2019.
- Talaat Pasha, Professor Hans-Lukas Kieser giving a lecture at The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute Jerusalem on YouTube, 7 Nov 2018.
- Agitation in Berlin, Krieg in Anatolien, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 12 Oct 2018
- Talat Pasha is the co-founder of modern Turkey, Interview with Professor Hans-Lukas Kieser in Ahval News, 16 Sep 2018.
- Israel is still dealing with this issue, interview/article with Professor Hans-Lukas Kieser in the Times of Israel, 7 Sep 2018.
- Why do people commit acts of violence? Professor Philip Dwyer, Drive ABC Radio
- The Catholic Church is headed for another sex abuse scandal as #NunsToo speak up, Dr Kathleen McPhillips, The Conversation
- Map of indigenous massacres grows, Professor Lyndall Ryan, ABC News
- Newcastle professor Lyndall Ryan's massacre map plots more of Australia’s untold history Daily Advertiser
- Self made emperor Professor Philip Dwyer, Time Literary Supplement
- Talaat Pasha: Father of Modern Turkey, Architect of Genocide Associate Professor Hans Lukas Kieser, Princeton University Press Blog
- The Mapping of Massacres Professor Lyndall Ryan in the New Yorker ( 6 December 2017)
- A Global History of Trauma Professor Mark Micale with Phillip Adams, Radio National (16 May 2017)
- The Armenian Question is at the core of political culture in modern Turkey Professor Hans-Lukas Kieser on SBS (27 September 2016)
- A History of Violence: Philip Dwyer at the Sydney Festival (20 May 2016)
- Dr Matthew Thompson in Conversation with Richard Fidler, Radio National (17 August 2016)
- Cardboard Justice in the Philippines by Dr Matthew Thompson, Late Night Live on Radio National (3 August 2016)
- Don't go to Jolo - Part Three by Dr Matthew Thompson, Sydney Review of Books (6 October 2015)
- The Last Conquistador by Matthew Thompson, Earshot on Radio National (7 September 2015)
- The Australian media's failure to cover the Philippines by Matthew Thompson, Earshot on Radio National (7 September 2015)
- Don't go to Jolo - Part Two by Dr Matthew Thompson, Sydney Review of Books (17 July 2015)
- Napoleon Bonaparte interview Professor Philip Dwyer with Margaret Throsby on ABC Classic FM (15 June 2015)
- Don't go to Jolo - Part One by Dr Matthew Thompson, Sydney Review of Books (5 June 2015)
- Anzacs behaving badly: Scott McIntyre and contested history by Professor Philip Dwyer, The Conversation (29 April 2015)
- Why we don't hear about the 10,000 French deaths at Gallipoli by Professor John Horne, The Conversation (24 April 2015)
- Join the dots between Gallipoli and the Armenian genocide by Associate Professor Hans-Lukas Kieser, The Conversation (24 April 2015)
- From shell shock to PTSD: proof of war's traumatic history by Dr Elizabeth Roberts-Pedersen, The Conversation (14 April 2015)
- Burn after reading: a short history of arson by Dr Gemma Clark, The Conversation (5 December 2014)
- Foreign fighters test the state's monopoly on violence by Dr Elizabeth Roberts-Pedersen, The Conversation (24 November 2014)
- Whips hurt horses – if my leg's anything to go by by Professor Paul McGreevy, The Conversation (29 October 2014)
- A breastplate reveals the story of an Australian frontier massacre by Associate Professor Penny Edmonds, The Conversation (28 October 2014)
- Betrayal on the Border? Frank Aiken and the joint IRA offensive by Dr Matthew Lewis, The Irish Times (22 October 2014).
- Honour and violence in Europe, through the ages by Professor Pieter Spierenburg, The Conversation (6 October 2014)
- The petrol bomb's incendiary – and uncertain – history by Dr Matthew Lewis, The Conversation (26 September 2014)
- Violence is here to stay – we need to understand it by Professor Philip Dwyer, The Conversation (10 September 2014)
- Opinion: Russia not responsible for upheaval in Ukraine by Professor Roger Markwick, The Newcastle Herald (22 July 2014)