The Centre for the Study of Violence has developed links with research leaders and institutions in the field, positioning the University of Newcastle as an international hub for the study of violence in an historical context.
Below are some the centres with which we collaborate with on fieldwork, meetings and conference organisation.
The Transnational Cultural Studies Network on Conflicts and Identities is born as a proposal of convergence between specialists with a recognized trajectory in the study of war issues and the creation of collective identities from different theoretical and methodological approaches.
The Centre for War Studies promotes a wide range of international research activities focused on the origins, nature, and consequences of all war-related violence from ancient times to the present day.
The Warwick History of Violence Network provides a focus for all areas of research into personal, social, political, and cultural violence. This includes but is not limited to interpersonal violence comprising lethal violence (murder and manslaughter), non-lethal violence (assault and rape), and consensual violence; collective violence (carnival, charivari, and massacres); individual and group political violence (riots, strikes, terrorism and revolution); and state violence against the individual (execution, punishment, terror). The Network also investigates cultural polemics and violence. In addition, it ignores the traditional differentiation of war from violence.
The Centre is an inter-disciplinary and builds on current faculty research strengths and interests as well as reaches out to colleagues across South Asia and internationally. Members of the English Department teach, research, and have publications in areas ranging from memories of Partition to Dalit literature to gender studies to representations of war and much else related to the Centre’s focus.
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.