Reclaiming History: the unconventional legacies of a leading Aboriginal historian
Emeritus Professor John Maynard’s reputation as a trailblazer is well-deserved so it is only fitting that this historian, whose journey…
The University of Newcastle's School of Humanities and Social Science is home to the Centre for the Study of Violence (CSoV).
PhD and Research Masters students who undertake projects with CSoV will benefit from the group’s critical mass of established international researchers, who explore all aspects of the history of violence from the early modern era to the present.
We investigate violence across geographic regions and across time periods. Our common focus is to develop critical understandings of violence across cultures. In the process we seek to redefine how people understood violence and how people engaged with it at various times in human history.
The University of Newcastle has identified as one of its research strengths the study of violence, but project enquiries are welcome for all related topics outlined by the supervisor’s research areas below.
CSoV members apply a range of critical approaches to research from a number of theoretical perspectives. Research includes historical, comparative, and international work.
Before you apply, contact a supervisor for discussion on possible research projects. This will allow you to frame your proposal to align with established disciplines and areas of supervisor capacity.
Research projects being undertaken by research students in the area of violence studies at Newcastle include:
“Greek Political thought and the Treaty of Lausanne. 1914-1923.”
From Ship to Cell: American Mariners, Captivity, and the Contestations of Culture and Identity in the Era of 1812
Creative Survival: What We Can Learn from Women Who Have Lived with Violence and How We Can Better Listen.
What are You Afraid of? Pretraumatic American Literature in the Anthropocene.
Violence, Intervention and Reform: Armenians, Jews and Asians Christians in Western Diplomacy, 1895-1917
State Conducted Forcible Child Transfer: A Study of a Global Phenomenon from 1800 to the Present.
Memory and Violence in Aceh during the Armed Conflict 1976 - 2005.
Women, memory and genocide: practices of remembrance, 1945-present
For more information about a PhD or Research Masters degree in History, visit the Faculty of Education and Arts PhD and Research Masters.
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.