Latest highlights from the Faculty of Arts in the media

Latest highlights from the Faculty of Arts in the media

Protests in Hong Kong, cyber crime targeting Australians, why family history enthusiasts are important, and the discovery of the biblical town of Ziklag... see where the Faculty of Arts has been making headlines recently.

Associate Professor Ronika Power from the Department of Ancient History was featured in The Australian and on 2GB regarding winning the Australian Academy of Humanities’ 2019 Max Crawford Medal.

Professor Neil Levy from the Department of Philosophy was featured on ABC Radio AM regarding a report which suggests Australia may miss out on cashing in on the artificial intelligence industry unless it implements a national strategy to ensure the country takes advantage of the emerging technology.

Emilio Lomonaco from the Department of International Studies, Languages and Cultures was interviewed on SBS Italian and on Radio National's The Book Show about the writing style of Sicilian novelist Andrea Camilleri.

Professor Ian Worthington from the Department of Ancient History was interviewed on ABC Radio Nightlife about when Herostratus set fire to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, Turkey, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Associate Professor Clare Monagle from the Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations provided comment to News.com.au regarding King Charles II’s long-time lover, Barbara Villiers and provided comment to News.com.au about the sex lives of historical kings of England.

Dr Stephen McCombie from the Department of Security Studies and Criminology was interviewed on Sky News regarding cyber crime in Australia and what scams people should look out for, and provided comment to the Weekend Australian regarding scammers imitating government departments.

Professor Martin Bommas, Director of the Museum of Ancient Cultures was featured on ABC News regarding the Egyptian government asking Interpol to help track down a sculpture of Tutankhamun after it was auctioned off.

Professor Bates Gill from the Department of Security Studies and Criminology was interviewed on Sky News Live regarding recent comments from the Chinese Defence Minister while addressing Pacific Nations that have raised concerns, after he linked China’s Belt and Road Initiative to its military aims and was interviewed on ABC News Afternoon Briefing regarding the Hong Kong extradition bill. Professor Bates Gill also contributed the article ‘Xi Jinping’s grip on power is absolute, but there are new threats to his ‘Chinese dream’’ to The Conversation.

Dr Lavina Lee from the Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations contributed the article 'Neighbours will take China road if we're not careful' to The Australian.

Dr Gil Davis and Dr Kyle Keimer from the Department of Ancient History were featured in the Times of IsraelThe Jerusalem Post and J Wire regarding the discovery of King David’s biblical town of Ziklag.

Professor Bronwyn Carlson from the Department of Indigenous Studies contributed an article regarding a new Indigenous Studies unit about the local Dharug people to the Illawarra Mercury.

Dr Amy Barrow from the Macquarie Law School contributed the article 'Hong Kong activists hoping for a sunflower revolution' to the Sydney Morning Herald.

Associate Professor Tanya Evans from the Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations was interviewed on ABC Radio Sydney Focus regarding how family history enthusiasts contribute to our understanding of the past.

Professor Catharine Lumby from the Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies was interviewed on Channel 10's The Professor and the Hack regarding the Israel Folau situation, John Setka and the AFP raids.

Professor Joseph Pugliese from the Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies was interviewed on ABC Radio Hobart Afternoons regarding the 'Tense Past' exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

Dr Meaghan McEvoy from the Department of Ancient History was interviewed on ABC Radio Sydney Nightlife regarding when in 455 the city of Rome was sacked for the third and final time before the collapse of the Ancient Roman Empire.

Dr Katrina Hutchison from the Department of Philosophy was featured in the Sydney Morning Herald and syndicated publications, on 2SM News and ABC Radio Sydney Evenings regarding gender stereotyping and discrimination against female surgeons.

Dr Siobhan Lyons from the Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies was interviewed on ABC Radio Sydney's Myf Warhurst regarding the boom in prequel films being released.

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