Faculty of Arts

Faculty of Arts

Who are Australians in 2019?
Five Macquarie University academics give a snapshot of what it means to be an Australian right now.
Review: Mary Queen of Scots
Here is a gorgeous-looking, highly enjoyable costume drama with one particular scene worth the price of admission alone, writes Stephanie Russo, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English.
Trump addresses the nation: the border 'emergency' explained
Dr Lloyd Cox, who teaches United States politics in the Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations, clarifies the events leading up to what is set to become the longest government shutdown in US history.
New child sex abuse laws go easier on 'sexting' teens, but pedophiles beware
NSW has broken new ground with its tough law reforms in response to the royal commission into child sex abuse, writes Associate Lecturer Zara Bending of Macquarie Law School.
Can dress codes be legally enforced?
Outrage ensued when an ABC journalist was kicked out of parliament this week for showing ‘too much shoulder’. Here’s why the attendant who asked Patricia Karvelas to leave had every right to do so. Macquarie Law School's Julian
Sydney's iconic Macquarie Lighthouse celebrates 200 years
From its famous convict architect to the enigmatic tunnel below it, Australia's first lighthouse has never stopped making history.
The epidemic of workplace unhappiness: new book
As the banking royal commission enters its final week of public hearings, a new book sheds light on how corrupt practices may have infected the entire workforce.
Leading Lights: Teen life in Ancient Rome
Professor Ray Laurence struck viral gold with his animated Youtube videos depicting teenage life in Ancient Rome. With more students studying ancient history for their HSC in NSW then anywhere else in the world, we chat with Prof Laurence about the
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.