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bushfire smoke

News • 14 Jul 2020

Will bushfire smoke exposure make people more vulnerable to COVID-19?

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.

Youth sociology book cover

News • 6 Jul 2020

New book Youth Sociology helps understand youth pressures of today

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.

Routledge handbook

News • 2 Jul 2020

Dr. S A Hamed Hosseini publishes The Routledge Handbook of Transformative Global Studies

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.

Returned soldiers with masks on 1919.

News • 29 Jun 2020

Historians reveal little known histories of the Spanish Flu

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.

Reasonable Doubt book cover

News • 10 Jun 2020

Book 'Reasonable Doubt' exposes Australia's worst wrongful convictions

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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