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BIOMES Mandala - Featuring 9 stunning images of local biodiversity, 8 threatened, and one not yet threatened. Which is which? What is common today might be threatened tomorrow? How do we think about common species in the landscape. Created by Rachel Klyve

News • 4 Sep 2020

Taking conservation to the community through art

An exciting new event is taking the science of conservation out of the lab and into the community, using the power of art.

Photo on set in a bookstore

News • 27 Aug 2020

University lecturer’s film to premier at international Film Festival

Shot in some of the world’s most beautiful bookstores on location in France, Italy, Portugal, Greece, The Netherlands, Germany, Romania, Hungary and Australia, a new feature film by the University of Newcastle’s Dr Stuart McBratney, Don’t Read This on a Plane, will premiere at the Dances with Films festival in Los Angeles on 29 August 2020.

News • 4 Jun 2020

Criminology expert in police accountability comments on George Floyd case

The tragic death of George Floyd on 25 May has once again emphasised the significance of bystander video distributed through social media as a police accountability mechanism, says University of Newcastle Criminologist, Dr Justin Ellis.

miners and families at the Lambton mine in 1888.

News • 4 May 2020

New book looks at how migrants used music to help shape their lives in nineteenth-century Newcastle

How did nineteenth-century migrants to Australia use music to make sense of their new surroundings? That is the question focused on in a newly published book authored by School of Creative Industries researcher and member of the Centre for 21st Century Humanities, Dr Helen English.

Nancy Cushing

News • 9 Mar 2020

History under the spotlight at the Newcastle Writers Festival

The Newcastle Writers Festival will again this year feature talks from historians, not only from the University of Newcastle, but also from the local area and beyond.

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News • 6 Mar 2020

Discover the stories behind the stories: Newcastle Writers Festival 2020

With another amazing line up of authors, academics, commentators and journalists, including a wealth from our University, tickets to this year’s Newcastle Writers Festival, on April 3-5, will be in hot demand!

University of Newcastle student Reid McManus

News • 6 Mar 2020

Students at the heart of unique partnership with music industry giant BMG

An opportunity to work alongside some of the world’s biggest and best-established artists and music industry professionals is now a reality for students at the University of Newcastle.

Helen English

News • 14 Feb 2020

New monthly radio spot features creative ageing researcher Dr Helen English

School of Creative Industries lecturer and Centre for 21st Century Humanities member, Dr Helen English will join ABC Radio Newcastle Mornings presenter Kia Handley in a monthly radio interview about her research that is focused on understanding the benefits of engagement with creative activities, such as in music, dance or art, for older members of society.

GLAMx Lab

News • 5 Feb 2020

The GLAMX Lab – offering new skills to students from across the University

The GLAMX Lab offers the opportunity for students to learn hands-on skills to students and increase their employability.

George GITTOES Soljah

News • 3 Feb 2020

George Gittoes Art Exhibition documents world conflicts

George Gittoes exhibition documents world's conflicts.

Events

Festival X logo

Event • 13 Nov 2020 - 15 Nov 2020

Festival X

Festival X is the School of Creative Industries graduating student experience which will be delivered virtually in 2020 on 13-15 November.

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Event • 13 Nov 2020 from 9:45am - 12:30pm

The Animation Masterclass: In-Person Workshop

A must for aspiring animators and creatives… Newcastle Libraries presents ‘The Animation Masterclass’, a free event for High Schools.

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Event • 13 Nov 2020 from 9:45am - 12:30pm

The Animation Masterclass: Virtual Workshop

Be inspired and learn the tricks of the trade from University of Newcastle’s Lecturer and animation expert, Jack McGrath as you learn the value of time and space in animation.

Facts ahead

Event • 2 Dec 2020 at 1:00pm

FEDUA End of Year Research Seminar Series: ERA Myth Busting

All FEDUA researchers from all Schools and HDR students are invited to join in our end of year online research seminar series.Sessions will be introduced by Professor Catharine Coleborne, Head of the School of Humanities and Social Science.

grant writing as labour

Event • 8 Dec 2020 at 1:00pm

FEDUA End of Year Research Seminar Series: Grant writing as a unique form of intellectual labour

All FEDUA researchers from all Schools and HDR students are invited to join in our end of year online research seminar series. Sessions will be introduced by Professor Catharine Coleborne, Head of the School of Humanities and Social Science.