Arts & Culture
The hidden stories in Australia’s cultural data
Cultural databases are a treasure store of information that are telling the missing stories in Australia’s cultural history say University of Melbourne experts
Miniature Qur’ans and travelling manuscripts
Didar, a new exhibition on travelling manuscripts from the Grimwade Centre, University of Melbourne brings together themes of making and cultural knowledge.
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune
The magic that makes great plays comes from empathy, experience and all that is wondrous and strange, writes University of Melbourne's head of theatre
A nomadic sense of home
A University of Melbourne expert says that although home is often understood as a fixed point, nomadic communities remind us home can be cultivated anywhere.
Uncomfortable truths from a town to a nation
The storytelling in the town of Tennant Creek is a microcosm of Australia’s struggle to come to terms with it past, says University of Melbourne expert
Technodystopia: Are we heading towards a real-world Blade Runner?
Blade Runner depicted a technodystopian future. Almost 40 years on, University of Melbourne experts say some of these projections can now seem eerily accurate.
How popular culture helps with the business of death
The opening of ‘Fun Home’ in Melbourne is part of a broader popular embrace of issues around how we deal with death, says University of Melbourne expert
Students continue to campaign for change in Myanmar
A year since the Myanmar military coup, Australia’s Myanmar students are still pushing for change, often at a personal cost, say University of Melbourne experts
Conserving Melbourne’s creative heritage
Melbourne's Nicholas Building is up for sale; University of Melbourne experts say we need to rethink approaches to urban heritage to conserve our local history.