School of Humanities and Social Science
Advancing human understanding
The School of Humanities and Social Science offers a diverse range of teaching and research that contributes to our understanding of global peoples, societies, histories and cultures and helps us to imagine the future.
We take pride in our quality teaching and research to foster positive outcomes for our students and staff.
Our vision is for the University of Newcastle to establish a global reputation for its excellence in the humanities and social sciences.
Mapping the injustices of our past
Professor Lyndall Ryan focuses on our dark history with the Colonial Frontier Massacres Map.
Our School-based clusters allow for staff with interrelated areas of expertise to collaborate and advance their research. This, in turn, makes for a richer student experience.
Learn more about our connected research and study options, as well as the people who work within the clusters.
Study with us
Our students develop in-demand skills that are transferrable across industries, while also having access to state-of-the-art facilities and the latest technologies.
Our research is interdisciplinary, drawing on traditions from the humanities, social sciences and creative fields, along with collaborations with researchers in other Schools and Faculties.
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Our Human Experience
The researchers of the School of Humanities and Social Science examine all facets of what it means to be human. This podcast series explores important questions about humanity, society and current events.
Join us for thought-provoking conversations with our humanities and social science scholars who are helping to improve the human experience through their research. Episodes are released on a monthly basis.
Episode 8 - Digital humanities: looking to the past to understand our future
News • 17 Jan 2020
In the midst of the bushfire crisis, the University of Newcastle Legal Centre’s annual Law on the Beach pop-up clinic will soon kick off, offering people free legal advice on any law-related matter, including bushfire insurance claims.
News • 9 Dec 2019
Early career researcher with the Centre for 21st Century Humanities, Dr Kate Ariotti has received $379,405 to enable her to conduct research into the history of the war corpse.
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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