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