School of Humanities
Being human is an amazing journey
The study of humanities equips you to ask and answer the big questions, challenging you to explore where we came from, who we are and where we’re going.
Human experience is made meaningful through culture, language, literature, history and philosophy. Enrich your whole life by gaining a deep understanding of these threads that tie us all together.
Exploring the humanities provides you with the skills to power lifelong career success in any field, with enduring skills in critical thinking, communicating and influencing.
History is the study of the past and its legacies in the present.Find out more
Philosophy involves thinking about some of the big questions we ask in our lifetime.Find out more
Translation Studies explores a multitude of areas including cognitive translation studies, machine translation and cultural translation studies.Find out more
Gender is an everyday and embodied experience that shapes our public and private lives.Find out more
Become a bilingual citizen of the world at the largest language hub in WA
With four European, four Asian and two Classical languages on offer, UWA is the leading institution in WA for language learning.
Immerse yourself in another language. Learn to see the world in a new way. Move between cultures with ease.
Welcome from the Head of School Alexandra Ludewig
Professor Tanya Dalziell
Professor Tanya Dalziell is a researcher and teacher at UWA’s School of Humanities.Read more about Tanya Dalziell
Dr Remco Heesen
Dr Remco Heesen is a Philosopher of Science in the School of Humanities, studying the social structure of science, social epistemology and formal epistemology.Read more about Remco Heesen
Associate Professor Andrea Gaynor
Associate Professor Andrea Gaynor is the Discipline Chair for History within the School of Humanities, and the Director of the Centre for Western Australian History.Read more about Andrea Gaynor
Professor Hélène Jaccomard
Professor Hélène Jaccomard is a multilingual researcher in the School of Humanities at UWA.Read more about Helene Jaccomard
Dr Ethan Blue
Ethan Blue is a multi-award-winning teacher, researcher and senior lecturer in History at UWA. His first book Doing Time in the Depression (2012) traces the origins of mass incarceration in the United States.Read more about Ethan Blue
Professor Rob Wilson
Professor Rob Wilson is a philosopher and lecturer of philosophy at UWA in the School of Humanities.Read more about Rob Wilson
Dr Daniel Juckes is a writer, editor, teacher and researcher in the disciplines of Creative Writing and English and Literary Studies at the UWA School of Humanities.Read more about Daniel Juckes
Dr Christopher Mallan
Dr Chris Mallan is a senior lecturer at The University of Western Australia. He is an internationally regarded educator, historian and researcher, with a particular focus on Ancient Rome.Read more about Christopher Mallan
Dr Raquel Bra Núñez
Dr Raquel Bra Núñez is an international Spanish teacher with a passion for linguistics, communication and literature.Read more about Raquel Bra Nunez
Dr Bonnie Thomas
Dr Bonnie Thomas is a senior lecturer of French language and literature. Dr Thomas conducts research on francophone Caribbean literature and is nationally awarded for her teaching abilities.Read more about Bonnie Thomas
Dr Dale Adams
Dr Dale Adams is a lecturer in German language, literature and culture, and Deputy Head of Education (Enterprise) for the School of Humanities.Read more about Dale Adams
Professor Susan Broomhall
Susan Broomhall is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow and Professor of History, researching the medieval and early modern world.Read more about Susan Broomhall
Dr Catherine Noske
Dr Catherine Noske is editor of Westerly magazine and a lecturer in English and creative writing within the School of Humanities at UWA.Read more about Catherine Noske
Professor John Kinder
Professor John Kinder is a respected linguist, Italian language and culture specialist, author, language researcher and educator at The University of Western Australia.Read more about John Kinder
Andrew Endrey is a professional Chinese translator and Associate Lecturer in the School of Humanities.Read more about Andrew Endrey
The School of Humanities has a breadth of research expertise and hosts several internationally acclaimed journals and national centres, ensuring a vibrant research and postgraduate culture.
Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Medieval and early modern studies research at UWA aims to uncover the pre-modern world and the effect the past has in modern times.Read more
Literary studies research at UWA explores social and cultural concerns from the past and present through creative, written and visual literature.Read more
Translation and Transcultural Research
Understanding the social and cultural issues of translation and multilingualism, migration, transcultural identity construction and communication.Read more
Centres and Journals
- Centre for Western Australian History
- ARC Centre for Excellence for the History of Emotions (Europe 1100 - 1800)
- Digital Humanities Research Cluster
- Ecology, People and Place (EcoPeoPle)
- Medieval & Early Modern Studies Research Group (MEMs)
- The Digitisation Centre of Western Australia
- Translation and Transcultural Research Cluster
- Westerly Group
- Australian Studies Research Network
Judith Wright, an activist poet who was ahead of her time
Judith Wright is a giant of Australian letters. Though most famous as a poet, she was also a very fine writer in prose, and it is this dimension of her writing that is brought to life in a new selection of her non-fiction.Read more
'Bloody hunting slaughtermen', sieges and 'lechery': what does Shakespeare tell us of war?
In 26 of his 38 plays, Shakespeare includes a war in either foreground or background.Read more
Sport Integrity Australia's report a reckoning for WA gymnastics - but has justice been done?
Children forced to train on empty stomachs and falling on their heads. Young athletes told to manage the welfare of their own coaches.Read more
The Shakespeare Garden
UWA’s Shakespeare Garden is a walled garden next to the New Fortune Theatre and among the first of its kind in Australia. It includes almost 30 different plants Shakespeare mentioned in his plays.Read more about The Shakespeare Garden