The Centre for 21st Century Humanities brings together research groups and individual researchers at the University of Newcastle with the aim of promoting imaginati`ve, inventive and rigorous work in the humanities. We focus especially on research that crosses disciplines, engages with the community and with industry, and uses digital tools and resources.

We aim to harness the traditional strengths of the humanities in understanding and preserving culture, along with the humanities’ potential for discovery and innovation, to contribute to Australian national life and to positive world futures.

Creative Ageing

Massacres Map

Theatre and performance

Anthropology and displacement of communities

Indigenous Languages

Endangered Languages

History of Violence

Computational Stylistics

Contemporary Feminism

Early Modern Women's Writing


Vines, Wines and Identity Project

My Year As A Fairytale - Humanities Startup

Blacksmiths Repair Day - Humanities Startup

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.