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.
Find a Researcher
Search for a research supervisor or expert by researcher name, area of expertise or by research centre name.
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 • 6 Jul 2020
Youth is a key period of transition with many challenges and issues for young people to contend with. A new book co-authored by University of Newcastle youth sociologist Dr Julia Coffey titled Youth Sociology helps break down and understand the pressures on youth today.
News • 2 Jul 2020
S A Hamed Hosseini, an expert in global studies from the School of Humanities and Social Science and the founder of Alternative Futures Research Network has led an international team of editors and authors to publish a novel handbook in the twin fields of globalisation and development studies: The Routledge Handbook of Transformative Global Studies.
News • 29 Jun 2020
Two Centre for 21st Century Humanities historians have delved into different aspects of the Spanish Flu pandemic, revealing little known histories which have become even more pertinent during the COVID-19 crisis.
Event • 6 Jul 2020 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join Professor Jim Albright, Program Convenor for the Graduate Certificate in Education and Master of Education at the University of Newcastle and have your questions answered during a free one-hour zoom webinar.
Event • 8 Jul 2020 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join Dr Judith Foggett, Program Convenor for the Master of Special and Inclusive Education at the University of Newcastle and have your questions answered about the program during a free one-hour zoom webinar.