Faculty of Arts

Faculty of Arts

Katrina Sedgwick to deliver 2019 Brian Johns Lecture
The Centre for Media History at Macquarie University and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund are pleased to announce that the 2019 Brian Johns Lecture will be held on Tuesday 11 June 2019, at the State Library of New South Wales, Sydney. Katrina
Election fatigue and what to do about it
With the federal election three days away, many voters may be experiencing election fatigue; a sense of apathy or disengagement with the looming poll and voting process, warns Associate Professor of Philosophy Dr Robert Sinnerbrink.
Fast food, bars and boutiques - the world's first shops uncovered in Pompeii
The newly-discovered archaeological remains of the world's first shops show the popular pastime began more than 2200 years ago in the southern Italian city.
Leading Lights: a look back at this year's budget
Ahead of the 18 May election, Associate Professor Ben Spies-Butcher makes sense of this year's budget winners and losers.
Leading Lights: How Russian Interference Deepened American Divides
Much has been made of Russian interference in the 2016 American election, and the spectre of collusion with the campaign of Donald Trump. With the Mueller report finally coming out, it seems the actual level of Russian interference was low but has
Russia’s goal: disruption and destabilising of US strategic decision making
In the frenzy that followed the release of the Mueller report into Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia in the 2016 election, a big story – possibly the big story – was lost, explains Dr Allon Uhlmann from the Department of
Facebook and Instagram won't change voters' minds
It's cheaper than advertising and works well for fundraising, but political scientist Dr Glenn Kefford says digital campaigning will have little effect on how people vote on May 18.
Do you know BTS? How K-pop superstars reveal Aussie love affair with Korean culture
In 24 hours their new single became the most viewed music video in history, watched 78 million times - providing a glimpse into a raging Australian devotion to Korean TV, fashion, food and even the language, explains Asian Studies expert Tom
Mystery of stolen Egyptian artefact cracked by hieroglyphs
The director of Macquarie University's Museum of Ancient Cultures has been praised by Egyptian authorities for returning the fragment dating back to 380 BC which was stolen from Egypt 25 years ago.
The Budget: this year's winners and losers
Back in the black? Associate Professor Ben Spies-Butcher makes sense of last night's top three Budget features which he says amount to a thinly-veiled election announcement.
Students crucial for climate justice
The global school strike on March 15 gives students who are too young to vote a platform to be heard -  and that can have powerful consequences, Macquarie University social research has found.
Who are Australians in 2019?
Five Macquarie University academics give a snapshot of what it means to be an Australian right now.