School of Arts Research

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.

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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.

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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.

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When Stanley Kubrick almost moved to Australia

May 18th, 2017

Associate Professor Mick Broderick

A Murdoch University researcher has discovered that legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick was so concerned about the threat of nuclear war in the early 1960s, he planned to move his family to Perth, Australia.

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How Facebook is helping Mums

May 10th, 2017

New research from Murdoch University shows that mums are increasingly turning to social media, spending an average of between one and three hours a day using Facebook as their main platform to connect with others and as an avenue for social support.

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Debut screening for Murdoch-made film

April 4th, 2017

Damian Fasolo made Broken for just $15,000 thanks to the contributions of Murdoch students and staff

Murdoch University screen production students gained precious experience helping to shoot a debut feature film by one of their lecturers.

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Murdoch arts professor in live discussion of ‘challenging’ theatre piece

February 17th, 2017

Prof Helena Grehan to co-host PIAF artist talk

Professor Helena Grehan from Murdoch University’s School of Arts will co-host an artists’ talk about one of the more complex and innovative works at the Perth International Arts Festival.

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Everyday moments celebrated in new poetry collection

February 15th, 2017

David Moody

A new poetry collection written by a Murdoch University academic reveals the treasures to be found in everyday lives, in both quiet moments alone and in encounters with other people. Ordinary Euphoria is the first collection of poetry by Dr David Moody from Murdoch’s School of Arts. Dr Moody is best known as a playwright, […]

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Opinion: Explainer – why some churches teach that women are ‘separate but equal’

December 23rd, 2016

Dr Mark Jennings

Complementarianism is the idea held in some faiths that men and women are equal but play different complementary roles in life, society and religious practice.

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Experts open up on Rottnest’s tragic past

November 9th, 2016

credit James Kerr

Dr Glen Stasiuk’s expertise on the tragic history of Perth’s favourite island playground has played a central part in the development of the ABC Radio National documentary Rottnest Island: Black prison to white playground. Dr Stasiuk, a lecturer and Indigenous researcher at Murdoch University, was just a teenager when he first went camping with his […]

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