Faculty of Arts

Faculty of Arts

Why does a nation of republicans care about a royal wedding?
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?
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.
Opinion dressed up as fact: who can we trust for our news?
The rise of fake news means the role of teachers is more important than ever as they push back against the tide of personal opinion passing as fact.
Toughen up! Resilience is the key to happiness
No-one can live a life without adversity, so it's important to learn how to bounce back when things don't go our way in sport, at work or in our personal lives, research shows.
Donna Houston on tackling the environmental challenges of life in future cities
What are the environmental challenges facing cities of the future? Geography and planning lecturer Dr Donna Houston predicts what life in large urban centres might look like in years to come.