Humanities Research Institute



Our programme is the talk of the town

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We organise events throughout the year, ranging from public lectures to small-group research ideas ‘sandpits’.

Our public events are designed to bring humanities research to a wide and varied audience and to highlight its social, cultural, and even political and economic importance. We inaugurated the institute with a debate on 'The Challenge of Change' and each year we invite a distinguished speaker to deliver the NUHRI Annual Lecture.

Other events are commissioned to bring together researchers to focus on particular ideas or problems.

We aim to engage the full community of researchers, including students, early career researchers, and academics of national and international standing, as well as partners from outside universities. 

Our non-academic partners might include:

  • local communities
  • small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
  • policy-makers
  • independent research organisations
  • research funders

If you have an idea for an event for NUHRI to host or co-organise, contact the institute’s Director, Professor Matthew Grenby.

Upcoming events

  • NUHRI Annual Lecture 2017: Alun Evans

    Date/Time: 22 November 2017, 14:00 - 15:30

    Venue: Boiler House (no. 10 on campus map)

  • In Conversation with Catherine Johnson and Patrice Lawrence

    Date/Time: 24 November 2017, 16:30-18:00

    Venue: Seven Stories, Lime Street, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Diverse Voices? Curating a National History of Children’s Books

    Date/Time: 24 November 2017, 09:00-18:00

    Venue: Seven Stories, Lime Street, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Into Crongton with Alex Wheatle

    Date/Time: 23 November 2017, 18:00-19:30

    Venue: Percy Building, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne

  • The Trouble with Magic: Zetta Elliott on Children's Fantasy Fiction

    Date/Time: 25 October 2017, 17:30-18:30

    Venue: Research Beehive, Old Library Building, Newcastle University