HASS News and Events

Seeking culture's origins in stone

Associate Professor Mark Moore examining ancient stone artefacts in a lab

A new $1 million grant will enable UNE archaeologist Associate Professor Mark Moore to lead an international team looking for evidence of the emergence of "cumulative culture", the uniquely human ability to pass on complex knowledge with high fidelity.

The grant is part of the Australian Research Council’s prestigious Future Fellowships funding program.

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Public Lectures and Seminars

Each year the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences hosts a number of public lectures. Our public lectures feature renowned national and international scholars and are always open to the community to attend.

Russel Ward Annual Lecture

The Russel Ward Annual Lecture honours the memory and legacy of one of the University's most renowned scholars, Emeritus Professor Russel Braddock Ward. Russel Ward taught at UNE from 1957, and was Deputy Chancellor of UNE from 1981–1989.

Aspects of Antiquity Lecture Series

The Aspects of Antiquity Lecture attracts distinguished national and international scholars to provide stimulating talks on the history, literature, thought, material culture, and reception of the civilisations of the Ancient Mediterranean. Visiting scholars usually present an evening talk at the Aspects of Antiquity Lecture Series followed by a morning lecture at the Humanities Seminar Series.

The Aspects of Antiquity Lecture Series is sponsored by the UNE Alumni Association and Humanities.

Maurice Kelly Lecture

The Maurice Kelly Lecture is presented each year by a distinguished researcher on invitation from the Museum of Antiquities.

Neville Crew Memorial Lecture 

A lecture series established in 2019 in memory of UNE lecturer Neville Crew, to highlight lifelong education and learning.

2019 Lecture: Adult Literacy: The Missing Link to Closing the Gap - Professor Jack Beetson, Executive Director, Literacy for Life Foundation.

Research Seminar Series

Our research seminars present the latest research, papers and publications from our researchers. Held throughout the year, these seminars are a great opportunity to engage with the UNE research community.

Click here to view our upcoming seminars or previous seminar recordings.