Faculty of Arts

Faculty of Arts

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 on this day in 1817, readers are just as enchanted by the author's sparkling wit as ever.
Big History gets even bigger, with help from Bill Gates
Professor David Christian hopes his new book can encourage a global approach to solving the grave problems faced by planet Earth. And the founder of Microsoft is right behind him.
Review: Sydney Theatre Company's new play, St Joan
Medievalist Professor Louise D'Arcens - who researches how the Middle Ages continue to influence modern society and culture - reviews the STC's new production of St Joan.
Why does a nation of republicans care about royal romance?
Take a medieval fantasy, add a dash of Markle sparkle, and many of us are hooked on the idea that the commoners' time has come.
Review: Glad I'm not a Kennedy
How would any one of us act when confronted by extraordinary events or the demand to demonstrate our true values? Philosopher Robert Sinnerbrink reviews a new movie on a 1969 car crash that some say changed the course of American politics.
Dark days ahead if refugees turned away
A new book foreshadows dire outcomes for asylum-seekers if countries like Australia don’t rethink their harsh refugee policies.
Public pressure must end the ivory trade in Australia
As rhino and elephant body parts are pulled from a legal Australian auction taking place today, conservationists hope a current Senate Inquiry will be the beginning of the end for our domestic ivory trade.
Anyone with an email inbox can be a victim of image-based abuse
But new laws and global co-operation mean offenders - including young people - can face stiff criminal penalties, as the arrest of three Dutch men has shown.
Sacrifice beyond the battlefield
More attention needs to be given to the tragedies that unfold when troops return home, writes modern history lecturer Dr Matthew Bailey.
The refugee crisis and a Sydney lawyer's life-changing new project
In its work with asylum-seekers, Macquarie University’s Social Justice Clinic has proved life-changing for its students.
Catharine Lumby: now everyone is both a consumer and producer of news
What's the downside when consuming news now that anyone can be a content producer? How is knowledge circulated in today's ever-evolving media landscape?