News • 9 Feb 2021
Academy Excellence: nomination of Purai members to Humanities Academy highlights the importance of global indigenous history
With the election of Purai’s joint Directors, Emeritus Professor John Maynard and Professor Victoria Haskins, to the Australian Academy of the Humanities late last year, the University of Newcastle’s Purai Indigenous Global History Centre now boasts four historians championing the contribution that humanities, arts and culture can make to national life.
News • 5 Dec 2020
Cara Cross has won best forthcoming publication for her article, Our Country, Our Healer. Aboriginal Apothecaries of Burning Mountain during the inaugural Higher Degrees by Research Excellence Awards ceremony in December 2020.
News • 3 Dec 2020
Purai member and University of Newcastle’s Law School Professor, Amy Maguire, will talk about a world-first claim by Indigenous people which connects climate change impacts to human rights on Human Rights Day.
News • 10 Nov 2020
Western science has pushed the Aboriginal presence back to a staggering 65,000 years, recognising that Aboriginal people carry the longest cultural memory known to humankind.
News • 5 Nov 2020
As part of the fourth series of the Melbourne School of Discontent’s Black Fire Lectures Professor John Maynard talks about the important role his grandfather played in the fight for liberty and justice as one of the founding members of the Australian Aboriginal Progressive Association.
News • 25 Sep 2020
In 2014 Professor John Maynard, a scholar of Indigenous history and Co-Director of Purai Indigenous Global History Centre, was elected a member of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, an enormous achievement for a boy who left school the day he turned 15 and didn’t set foot in a university until he was 40 years old.
News • 14 Aug 2020
A new research project will bring to life the experiences and histories of the world’s first travelling global domestic workers, the Indian Ayahs and the Chinese Amahs who were employed by colonial families during the period of British colonialism.
News • 2 Jul 2020
This year Australia was set to observe the 250th anniversary of Cook and the arrival of the Endeavour in 1770 but the pandemic has disrupted this anniversary moment.
News • 29 May 2020
The Australian Boxing community has been mourning the recent death of the great Hector Thompson.
News • 30 Apr 2020
The multitude of Aboriginal oral memories about Captain James Cook.
News • 28 Apr 2020
This episode of the HASS School Human Experience podcast features Professor Victoria Haskins who shares an intriguing family history discovery that sparked her wonderful academic journey.
News • 9 Dec 2019
Centre for 21st Century Humanities members Professor Victoria Haskins and Associate Professor Bill Palmer have both been awarded ARC Discovery Project grants.
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