School of Arts Research

Are video games the future of sustainable tourism education?

May 14th, 2018

Dr Eunice Tan and Yohei Okamoto examine the use of digital simulation games similar to World of Warcraft, SimCity and Minecraft to teach sustainable tourism.

+ Find out more

Friends, likes, fake followers and cash: internet influencers under the microscope

May 8th, 2018

Local businesses, PR agencies and consumers should beware, warns Murdoch University researcher Dr Catherine Archer, as ethical concerns surrounding the activities of social media influencers grow.

+ Find out more

Public lecture series: Mixing religion and politics in Australia

April 30th, 2018

The place of Christian religion in Australian politics will be among the topics addressed by a leading Australian scholar in a public lecture series at Murdoch University in May. Professor Marion Maddox will also discuss secular education and religious freedom in the three events, which form the 10th annual Murdoch University International Theologian public lecture series.

+ Find out more

Murdoch Students launch Perth Arena’s Snapchat for Harry Styles fans

April 20th, 2018

Students from the Murdoch University School of Arts will be helping to launch Perth Arena’s new Snapchat profile at the Harry Styles concert this weekend.

+ Find out more

On Friday the 13th, leave the superstitions at home

April 13th, 2018

Kylie Sturgess, tutor and researcher in radio broadcasting, writes in The Conversation about Friday 13th superstitions.

+ Find out more

Generous donations support University appointment

February 8th, 2018

Professor Vijay Mishra and Dr Rahul Gairola

Donations from Perth cardiologist Dr Krishna Somers are funding a new academic position at Murdoch University, to support the research of transnational cultures, literature and diasporas.

+ Find out more

Surreal Australian landscapes form new exhibition

October 3rd, 2017

Gwenaël Velge

Stunning abstract images of Western Australian landscapes from above will be part of a new exhibition by a Murdoch University PhD researcher.

+ Find out more

Murdoch’s arts and humanities among best in the world

September 14th, 2017

Ranking success: Murdoch is rated among the best in the world for arts and humanities

Murdoch University’s arts and humanities research and education programs have rated among the best in the world, according to the latest Times Higher Education (THE) ranking.

+ Find out more

History award for powerful work by Murdoch academics

September 6th, 2017

History scholars from Murdoch University have won a major award for their powerful work on Japanese war criminals.

+ Find out more

Murdoch scholar’s history of Anglicanism

August 3rd, 2017

Professor Rowan Strong with Murdoch University Vice Chancellor Professor Eeva Leinonen

A Murdoch University scholar has devised, edited and overseen the first ever multi-volume history of the Anglican faith.

+ Find out more