School of Humanities

The School of Humanities comprises disciplines and areas that boast longstanding traditions of excellence in research, including individual and group research, discipline specific and interdisciplinary research, as well as research training and research supervision. Our standards, as measured in peer-reviewed publications, research grants income, consultancies and higher degree research completions, have made a notable contribution to UNE's research profile, and stand up well against broader disciplinary norms.

The School of Humanities is committed to maintaining these traditions and to fostering research among all members of academic staff, in the belief that individual and collective research performance is absolutely vital to maintaining and improving the School's sustainability, competitiveness and reputation, as well as its vitality as a collegial and stimulating environment for staff and students.

The School's Research Committee meets regularly to manage the School's administrative requirements and research policies.

Research strengths

The School's research strengths are reflected in the thriving research centres affiliated with the School, including the UNE Asia Centre, the Heritage Futures Research Centre (HFRC) and the Centre for Research in Aboriginal & Multicultural Studies (CRAMS). Humanities also publishes the Journal of Australian Colonial History.

Current funded research

Our showcase of current funded projects demonstrates our collaborative approach to research, involving  industry partners and networks.

Research lectures and seminar series

Our research profile is enhanced by a number of key public lectures and seminar series, including the Maurice Kelly Lecture, the John Ferry Lecture, the Russel Ward Lecture, the Humanities Seminar Series and the Aspects of Antiquity series.

Postgraduate research

View our list of current and past postgraduate research students and their projects.