News • 14 Aug 2020
A new research project will bring to life the experiences and histories of the world’s first travelling global domestic workers, the Indian Ayahs and the Chinese Amahs who were employed by colonial families during the period of British colonialism.
News • 2 Jul 2020
This year Australia was set to observe the 250th anniversary of Cook and the arrival of the Endeavour in 1770 but the pandemic has disrupted this anniversary moment.
News • 30 Apr 2020
The multitude of Aboriginal oral memories about Captain James Cook.
News • 9 Dec 2019
Centre for 21st Century Humanities members Professor Victoria Haskins and Associate Professor Bill Palmer have both been awarded ARC Discovery Project grants.
News • 3 Sep 2019
Professor John Maynard of Indigenous Education and Research has been selected to deliver the prestigious Annual History Lecture – an event produced by the History Council of New South Wales as part of this year’s History Week.
News • 4 Mar 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.
News • 31 May 2018
by Professor Victoria Haskins, School of Humanities and Social Science (History)National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is embedded in history. The start date, 27 May, marks the anniversary of the famous 1967 Referendum when an overwhelming yes vote overturned the exclusion of Indigenous Australians in the national census: a powerful symbolic moment in Australian history as a statement of the desires and hopes of all Australians for an inclusive and just society. The week’s end date, 3 June, marks another day of great significance, being the date of the landmark High Court decision of 1992 in the case Mabo v Queensland, overturning the “legal fiction” of terra nullius.
News • 5 Mar 2018
A successful fellowship to London inspires an MOU with Birkbeck.
News • 29 Aug 2017
Member of the Centre for 21st Century Humanities and Co-Director of Purai Global Indigenous and Diaspora Research Studies Centre, Professor Victoria Haskins has been successful in an application for a Visiting Research Fellowship position at the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities.
News • 26 Apr 2017
Professor John Maynard will sit on a panel at the National Museum of Australia, as part of the new exhibition ‘A Change is Gonna Come’, to reflect on the 1967 referendum.
News • 6 Apr 2017
Professor Victoria Haskins, Co-director of Purai Global Indigenous and Diaspora Research Studies Centre and a member of the Centre for 21st Century Humanities, recently presented a paper at the University of California, which drew on her latest research into Native American women in the 1920-30s.
News • 1 Nov 2016
The University of Newcastle’s (UON) Vice-Chancellor, Professor Caroline McMillen, and CIFAL Newcastle Director, Associate Professor Graham Brewer, attended the United Nations (UN) Habitat III Conference held in Ecuador last week to discuss the role universities will play in shaping sustainable development in cities around the world.