Arts and Society

Influencing the cultural conversation

Arts and Society

Influencing the cultural conversation

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.
Cyber tribes are the new agents of Indigenous change, research shows
Social media has given Indigenous Australians a louder voice than ever before, says Professor Bronwyn Carlson.
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?
What is it like to be a bee? Insects can teach us about the origins of consciousness
Does the ant foraging for your crumbs feel better when she finds one? Do bees like the taste of nectar? Or are insects merely tiny robots?
Stop scrolling: social media detox improves your wellbeing
A new study on the impact of social media on mental health says just 10 minutes on Facebook looking at thin, glamourous people can trigger negative feelings.
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.
The classroom of the future: Garry Falloon on digital learning
The classroom of the future is already here! With e-learning taking over and mobile devices aplenty, how significantly will these new technologies shape the ways in which we learn?
Monique Crane on improving resilience in the workplace
Why do some people flourish in the workplace while others struggle? We reveal some simple tips managers can use to help boost wellbeing at work.
Is there a right way to teach children?
Education plays a critical role in shaping the mental development of a child. But is there an optimal way to teach a child or do different children respond to different approaches?
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.
Daters of the lost cave: closing the missing gap in human history
Geochronologist Dr Kira Westaway has used state-of-the art fossil dating techniques to uncover 20,000 years of missing human history in Indonesia.