Historical, Cultural and Critical Inquiry (HCCI)

The cluster for Historical, Cultural and Critical Inquiry fosters collaborations between our team of people in Ancient History, History and Studies of Religion.

Each year we curate a suite of public lectures, seminars, conferences, gallery exhibitions, podcasts, our finest student projects, new academic publications, as well as open access and university degree level courses. Our areas of expertise feature prominently in the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education (Secondary) degrees, where the largest course in Australian history features.

In order to enrich our region’s cultural heritage we network with a variety of organisations from Newcastle through to the rest of the world. Our research collaborations include the Centre for the Study of Violence, the Future of Madness Network, the Global Newcastle Network, and the Wine Studies Network. The Centre for 21st Century Humanities also hosts staff projects such as Waiting for Equality and the Dictionary of Newcastle. This rich environment has now fostered a number of recent Australian Research Council grants.

Keep up to date with us on our School of Humanities and Social Science news website, our news blog, or by emailing our cluster leader below.

Contact us

For more information about this cluster please contact our cluster leader.

Dr Timothy Stanley

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Cluster Leader (2019-2021)

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