Faculty of Arts

Faculty of Arts

The radical 1970s and the Royal Commission Australia forgot
The personal became the political in the 1970s and Australia was transformed, writes Macquarie University Professor Michelle Arrow, whose book about the decade has won the 2020 Ernest Scott Prize for History.
Macquarie University launches “COVID-19: We’ve got this covered!” a children’s mental health resource for teachers and parents
A Macquarie University survey has found that 60 per cent of parents and 88 per cent of teachers are concerned about children’s mental health during the COVID-19 crisis. In response, Macquarie University has today launched the COVID-19: We&rsquo
Invisible monsters: why infectious diseases are so hard to conquer
Globally, infectious disease is the leading cause of child and adolescent mortality and one of the leading causes of adult deaths. One of the biggest contributing factors is air travel, explains anthropologist Associate Professor Lisa Wynn.
Why lockdown won't do: lessons from the Diamond Princess
We still don't understand mass diseases or how to respond to them, as the COVID-19 pandemic starkly illustrates, writes Dr David Baker of Macquarie University's Department of Modern History.
Home learning shock: what happened to the good old days?
As Australian children begin a new school term at home, parents are about to discover learning is about more than chanting times tables and reciting grammar rules.
How parents can help children learn
Professor Garry Falloon believes learning from home during the pandemic is a chance to acknowledge that learning opportunities are not confined to a school syllabus, but are in fact all around us.
From Tiger King to COVID-19, can't tigers catch a break?
Through a combination of isolation binge-viewing, a world-first diagnosis and wildlife trade investigations, one of Earth’s most endangered big cats is emerging as a symbol of the pandemic.
Rare figurines uncovered at lost biblical city
A  rare figurine of the Canaanite god Baal and a bronze calf statue are among the fascinating finds which Macquarie University archaeologists have uncovered in Israel.
Your at-home crash course in English literature
English Professor Louise D’Arcens recommends 10 absorbing tales to thoroughly entertain and stretch the brain muscle, too, during our time in coronavirus lockdown.
Small biases multiply into big career impacts for female surgeons
A new Macquarie University study has found that female surgeons in Australia continue to suffer gender bias on almost every measure including pay, workload and workplace conditions.
Don't judge me! Airbnb and the reputation economy
Airbnb is redefining the meaning of “home” for both hosts and guests who are part of the new ‘reputation economy’, according to Macquarie University research.
How Sydney has coped with pandemics in the past
The history of pandemics can tell us a lot about the origins of Covid-19 and what deadly pandemics we might expect unless living standards improve in the world's most populous areas, writes David Baker, Lecturer in the Department of Modern History.