Faculty of Arts
The three wars in Ukraine
5 April 2022
OPINION: The war in Ukraine can be seen as one of aggression and self-defence, of national liberation, and as a war of secession. The likely outcomes of all three seem to point to a divided Ukraine, writes Stephen Hoadley.
A dog's life: the fate of Māori kurī
5 April 2022
The close relationship between humans and dogs in island Polynesia and Aotearoa New Zealand is the focus of new research from the University of Auckland.
The Marquesas Islands: window into a lost world
31 March 2022
Polynesian explorers discovered a trove of unique plants and animals when they arrived in the Marquesas Islands of French Polynesia, according to new research.
Why you should keep your contact tracing app
30 March 2022
Opinion: QR code scanning may have been scrapped by the Government, but that doesn't mean it's not still helpful. Andrew Chen explains.
The devastating global effects of World War One
24 March 2022
The global devastation wrought by the First World War is the focus of an award-winning book co-authored by University of Auckland historian Maartje Abbenhuis.
Renaissance beauty recipes recreated in the modern chemistry lab
15 March 2022
Popular beauty recipes from Renaissance Europe are being recreated and analysed by the Beautiful Chemistry Project, a cross-faculty team at the University of Auckland.
History shows us there will be no winners in Ukraine
3 March 2022
Opinion: Wars in former Yugoslavia showed ethnic nationalism can degrade civil societies and lead to long, dark economic and social decline. writes Robert Greenberg.
Anne Salmond: IPCC report condemns forestry use planned by NZ
1 March 2022
Opinion: If ever there was doubt NZ was up a blind climate alley with large plantings of pine trees, the IPCC report has laid that to rest, writes Dame Anne Salmond.
Making sense of Vladimir Putin
23 February 2022
Opinion: Putin could be assessed as misguided, deluded, hyper-patriotic or criminal. But displacing him is unlikely. Stephen Hoadley explains how the West must adapt.
Mental health disorders warning sign for dementia
17 February 2022
Poor mental health in earlier life is a strong indicator of risk for later dementia, according to the results of a long-term study.
The usual suspects: why smarter technology won't fix crime
26 January 2022
The ways we define, deter and solve crime are in themselves an exercise in power with poor outcomes for a fair society, according to a new book.
A giant totara has fallen: Raymond Dynevor Bradley, 1930-2022
18 January 2022
A distinguished former Chair of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Auckland, Professor Raymond Dynevor Bradley has died aged 91.