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The Radical Newcastle Launch (l-r) Professor John Maynard, Dr Nancy Cushing, Mrs Vera Deacon and Dr Daniela Heil. Newcastle Town Hall, 22 March 2015

The Radical Newcastle Launch (l-r) Professor John Maynard, Dr Nancy Cushing, Mrs Vera Deacon and Dr Daniela Heil. Newcastle Town Hall, 22 March 2015

The Radical Newcastle Book was launched during the Newcastle Writers Festival held at the Newcastle Town Hall on the 22 March 2015.


View the RADICAL NEWCASTLE ALBUM on flickr here:

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View the FULL VIDEO of the Radical Book Launch Here:


View VERA DEACON @ The Radical Newcastle Book Launch


View PROFESSOR JOHN MAYNARD @ The Radical Newcastle Book Launch


View DR DANIELA HEIL @ The Radical Newcastle Book Launch

View PROFESSOR CAROLINE MCMILLEN
LAUNCH THE RADICAL NEWCASTLE BOOK

View DR JAMES BENNETT’S Vote of Thanks

View THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

View THE MOST MENTIONS AWARD @ The Radical Newcastle Launch


PHOTOGRAPHIC STILL FROM THE VIDEO

Dr Nancy Cushing welcomed and introduced the speakers including Mrs Vera Deacon, Professor John Maynard, Dr Daniela Heil.

The Radical Newcastle Launch (l-r) Professor John Maynard, Dr Nancy Cushing, Mrs Vera Deacon and Dr Daniela Heil. Newcastle Town Hall, 22 March 2015

The Radical Newcastle Launch (l-r) Professor John Maynard, Dr Nancy Cushing, Mrs Vera Deacon and Dr Daniela Heil. Newcastle Town Hall, 22 March 2015

Mrs Vera Deacon @ The Radical Newcastle Launch  Newcastle Town Hall, 22 March 2015

Mrs Vera Deacon @ The Radical Newcastle Launch Newcastle Town Hall, 22 March 2015

 

Professor John Maynard @ Radical Newcastle Book Launch, Newcastle Town Hall, 22 March 2015

Professor John Maynard @ Radical Newcastle Book Launch, Newcastle Town Hall, 22 March 2015

 

Professor John Maynard @ Radical Newcastle Book Launch, Newcastle Town Hall, 22 March 2015

Professor John Maynard @ Radical Newcastle Book Launch, Newcastle Town Hall, 22 March 2015

 

Dr Daniela Heil @ Radical Newcastle Book Launch, Newcastle Town Hall, 22 March 2015

Dr Daniela Heil @ Radical Newcastle Book Launch, Newcastle Town Hall, 22 March 2015

 

Vera on the future of radicalism @ Radical Newcastle Book Launch, Newcastle Town Hall, 22 March 2015

Vera on the future of radicalism @ Radical Newcastle Book Launch, Newcastle Town Hall, 22 March 2015

Vera on the future of Radicalism @ Radical Newcastle Book Launch, Newcastle Town Hall, 22 March 2015

Professor Caroline McMillen @ Radical Newcastle Book Launch, Newcastle Town Hall, 22 March 2015

VC McMillen launches the book @ Radical Newcastle Book Launch, Newcastle Town Hall, 22 March 2015

VC Pofessor Caroline McMillen launches the book @ Radical Newcastle Book Launch, Newcastle Town Hall, 22 March 2015

Dr James Bennett Vote of Thanks @ Radical Newcastle Book Launch, Newcastle Town Hall, 22 March 2015

Dr James Bennett Vote of Thanks @ Radical Newcastle Book Launch, Newcastle Town Hall, 22 March 2015

Following a brief Question Time, Dr Nancy Cushing introduced the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Newcastle, Professor Caroline McMillen, to officially launch the book.

Fellow editor, and Radical Newcastle creator Dr James Bennett delivered closing remarks and a vote of thanks.

On Friday 2 December 2011 The University Gallery hosted the Radical Newcastle Colloquium.

This all day event, featured historians, activists, public intellectuals and the wider community in examining and discussing a broad array of topics from sex and abortion to radical clergy, environmental activism and politics.

Here is a selection of the videos recorded on the day

Portrait of Humphrey McQueen by Karen Donnelly, 2009

When: 14th October 2011 at 1.30 pm
Presenter: Humphrey McQueen
Title: ‘Will you be long, Mr Barrack?’
Where: Cultural Collections Level 2 Auchmuty Library University of Newcastle.
Cost: Free

The University’s Radical Newcastle Collective is proud to announce a free public lecture to be delivered by renown Australian historian Humphrey McQueen in the Friends’ Reading Room, Cultural Collections (Auchmuty Library) University of Newcastle.

The lecture starts at  1.30 pm and is entitled ‘Will you be long, Mr Barrack?’

Humphrey McQueen is a freelance historian and cultural commentator. His most recent work is ‘Framework of Flesh: Builders Labourers Battle for Health and Safety’ published in 2009.

He has an impressive and diverse publication record in Australian history over a long period that includes his 1970 book, A New Britannia: An argument concerning the social origins of Australian radicalism and nationalism, released in several editions. He also contributed the Foreword to Radical Brisbane published in 2004.

This is an important opportunity to engage with a prominent Australian historian to help unpack the concept of ‘radicalism’ and to think through how it might be applied to the University of Newcastle’s own Radical Newcastle project.

Prior to Humphrey’s talk, you are also invited to a light lunch downstairs at Isabella’s adjacent to the Student Union Building from 12 noon to 1:15 pm. Isabellas is adjacent to the Student Union Building. This has kindly been provided by the School of Humanities and Social Science.

If you would like to attend the lunch could you please RSVP Linda Hutchinson (Humanities Research Institute) at Linda.Hutchinson@newcastle.edu.au by Wednesday 12 October.

I hope to see as many of you at the event as possible.

Dr James Bennett
for Radical Newcastle collective.
University of Newcastle

Dr James Bennett at the April Meeting (Photo: G. Heathcote)

Historians and researchers at the University of Newcastle are looking for contributors to a new “Radical Newcastle” project launched in December by the University’s Humanities Research Institute.

A number of books have been published over the past decade on the radical histories of some of Australia’s big cities: Radical Melbourne, Radical Brisbane and, last year, Radical Sydney.

Senior Lecturer at the School of Humanities and Social Science, and one of the project’s coordinators, Dr James Bennett said that “Radical Newcastle” would be the first such project on a regional Australian city, and one that would reflect a very different radical heritage from Australia’s major metropolitan centres.

“We believe that a collaborative anthology on the radical past and present of Newcastle has the potential to recover some important aspects of the city’s history, in the process developing valuable partnerships with the local community” he said.

The “Radical Newcastle” project is looking for those obscure and untold stories that have shaped the city’s character, its cultural life and institutions.

Director of the Humanities Research Institute, Professor Hugh Craig, says “This is an exciting project for the Hunter Region – it will reclaim some of our local history and help us understand how people power has worked in the past to get things done. It should make a stimulating, interesting read as well, putting some major events into perspective.”
The Humanities Research Institute was formed in 2010 to champion research in the humanities at the University of Newcastle. It fosters research through sponsored research programmes, forging links and alliances within and beyond the University.

People were invited to participate in a gathering to discuss Radical Newcastle, held in the Auchmuty Library Video Conferencing Room (L326) on 1 April 2011, 1-3 pm.

Meeting participants (Photo: G. Heathcote)

At the session Dr James Bennett introduced the Radical Newcastle Project with a Radical  Newcastle  Powerpoint Presentation  – 1 April 2011.  A presentation on the recently digitised Josiah Cocking Papers was also made by Gionni Di Gravio. The Session was then opened to the participants to discuss and network.

At the end of the session, Dr Nancy Cushing asked participants to fill out a Radical Newcastle Project commitment form outlining the topics they wished to write on. These can be returned to her directly at nancy.cushing@newcastle.edu.au or to radicalnewcastle@gmail.com.