Faculty of Arts

Faculty of Arts

Unearthing museum fakes is critical for setting the historical record straight
Analysing fake artefacts helps historians to understand the motivations and environments that give rise to forgeries.
Future teachers learning valuable lessons from India teaching experience
Ten students spent a month in India gaining practical teaching experience in one of the first programs of its kind offered by an Australian university.
Five macabre things you didn't know about Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
As Frankenstein turns 200 years old, Dr Kirstin Mills from the Department of English explores how the monstrous creation was inspired by the spooky real life of its author.
Fragments from an ancient time reveal new insights into the human story
Dr Ronika Power works on human remains from ancient sites to build pictures of life and death in human societies from our shared past.
How Assassin's Creed triggered a world-first Egyptian hieroglyphics decoder
A new digital decoder uses Macquarie University research to help scholars and students more easily translate stories from the ancient Egyptian world.
VIDEO: The drone discovery that has Sydney talking
Macquarie University photographer and drone operator Joanne Stephan tells the story behind uncovering a WWII tunnel in a cliff face beneath the Macquarie Lighthouse at Sydney's South Head.
Review: Rome City+Empire at the National Museum of Australia
The Romans are here! Professor of Ancient History Ray Laurence unearths his top five historical treasures on display at the National Museum of Australia's new exhibition in Canberra.
Review: Crazy Rich Asians
This stereotype-transcending rom-com is long overdue, writes Asian-Australian Professor Sherman Young.
Review: The Merchant of Venice at Sydney's pop-up Globe Theatre
Groundlings may be fair game for exuberant banter from actors on stage but this new take on Shakespeare's story also gives us the chance to reflect on prejudice in modern-day Australia, writes English Professor Louise D'Arcens.
The gender revolution of Generation Z
'He' or 'she' are just two of the options to express gender for a new generation discarding the idea that people are either male or female.
Award-winning production company and Australia’s leading medical research centre partner to drive school uptake of STEM subjects
The new initiative aims to address an increasing Aussie education scourge: A significant lack of Australian women taking up university-accredited STEM degrees.
Five things you didn't know about Jane Austen
It is a truth universally acknowledged that 201 years after her death, readers are just as enchanted by the author's sparkling wit as ever, says Dr Stephanie Russo.