Dr Julie McIntyre

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Dr Julie McIntyre (Director) is a historian whose research on agriculture and environments has focused on how the growing, making, selling, drinking and export of Australian grape wine provides a window to changing identities, landscapes and science. Her research intersects with Aboriginal history and, more recently, new histories of capitalism. She is interested in open social scholarship to bring research to broader audiences. Dr McIntyre is an instigator of international wine studies. She held the 2018 State Library of NSW Merewether Fellowship and a 2019-2020 Fulbright Scholarship at the University of California, Davis. She is writing a new history of Australia for Princeton University Press with the working title Forever Country, to be published in 2023.

Professor Duncan McDuie-Ra

Professor of Urban Sociology
School of Humanities and Social Science

Professor Duncan McDuie-Ra (Deputy Director) is an urban sociologist who examines the relationship between rural-urban space migration and the kind of world this creates, particularly in the borderlands of India.

Professor Victoria Haskins

Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

Professor Victoria Haskins' key research interests are in gender, labour and cross-cultural relationships. She has published widely in the area of Indigenous domestic service histories and colonization, and utilizes comparative and transnational approaches to history.

Professor Marguerite Johnson

Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

Professor Marguerite Johnson is an ancient history and classical languages researcher who preserves and shares the great works and ongoing legacies of the ancients. One of her projects researches the influence of antiquity on Australia's colonial period.

Dr Hedda Askland

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Dr Hedda Askland is an anthropologist currently conducting an ethnographic study in the Upper Hunter and Mid-Western regions, in which she explores people’s connection to place, their lived experiences of environmental and social change in the context of development.

Professor Ray Siemens

Global Innovation Chair - Digital Humanities
Office PVC - Human and Social Futures

Professor Ray Siemens is the University of Newcastle’s Global Innovation Chair in Digital Humanities and an international leader in the field that combines computing technologies with traditional humanities topics.

Emeritus Professor Hugh Craig

Emeritus Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

Emeritus Professor Craig's research interests are in Renaissance literature and, broadly speaking, the application of computer science to the humanities, especially via the analysis of large language samples.

Professor Lyndall Ryan

Conjoint Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

Professor Lyndall Ryan is a distinguished scholar with expertise in Aboriginal, Australian and Feminist history. She has a particular interest in documenting violence in colonial frontiers.

Associate Professor Jesper Gulddal

Associate Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

Associate Professor Gulddal is researching crime fiction and movement control including passports, borders and immigration law from the point of view of literary history.

Associate Professor Bill Palmer

Associate Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

Associate Professor Bill Palmer is a specialist in Oceanic languages, who investigates the significance of dying languages on multiple levels.