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News

John Fischetti with student in front of Callaghan College

News • 26 Aug 2020

Silver lining for COVID-19 affected HSC students

In a year that delivered sudden and dramatic disruption for students at all levels, local year 12 and University of Newcastle students have found a silver lining, participating in a clever initiative aimed at reversing COVID-19 chaos.

Historical encounters journal

News • 7 Aug 2020

Home grown Historical Encounters journal achieves Q1 ranking

The independent journal Historical Encounters, led by Acting Head of the School of Education, Associate Professor Robert Parkes (as Editor-in-Chief) and published by the University of Newcastle’s History Education Research Network (HERMES) has recently achieved an outstanding milestone with a Q1 ranking in the Scimago Journal Rankings.

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.

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.

Newcastle writers festival logo

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!

Events

Group of young friends

Event • 29 Sep 2020 at 4:00pm

Online seminar: contemporary approaches to race, class and youth cultures

This seminar offers an opportunity to reflect, both conceptually and using empirical case studies, on how youth researchers in different contexts are theorising race and class in relation to contemporary youth cultures.