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News • 14 Jul 2020
Environmental historian Associate Professor Nancy Cushing has long been interested in the history of air pollution, particularly in once heavily polluted Newcastle. So when the bushfires ravaged New South Wales in late 2019/early 2020 and many people were talking about this level of smoke and bushfire as unprecedented, she wanted to see if that was actually the case.
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.
News • 10 Jun 2020
Forensic anthropologist and criminologist with the University of Newcastle, Dr Xanthé Mallett, has published a book which exposes Australia’s worst wrongful convictions.
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