Arts & Culture
The difficulty with measuring creativity
An international study including the University of Melbourne aimed to establish a unique new way of measuring problem-solving ability and creative potential.
Is opera dead or can it redefine itself?
The classical operas can be interpreted in ways that don't perpetuate harmful stereotypes or cultural appropriation, says a University of Melbourne expert.
What was it like to be a child in the Roman Empire?
In researching a new children’s novel set in Ancient Roman times, a University of Melbourne archaeologist found herself hunting answers to unusual questions
Artists, environment and truth telling in Indonesia
Indonesia's environmentally activist artists are also confronting the country's political past as they seek new way forward says University of Melbourne expert.
How to create Oscar-nominated visual effects
Special effects artist and University of Melbourne graduate Genevieve Camilleri describes how her work creates movie monsters and her Academy Award nomination
Understanding the diversity of Australia’s LGBTQI+ community
To understand the issues impacting our LGBTQI+ community, a University of Melbourne expert says many of us need to acknowledge our own position of privilege.
Dying apart, buried together
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed some of Western society's deepest prejudices around human remains and mass burials, say University of Melbourne experts
The life stories of Gippsland lakes fishers
A University of Melbourne oral history project is preserving the memories of the people who fished the Gippsland Lakes, before commercial fishing was shutdown.
The power of queer performance
University of Melbourne's Alyson Campbell will co-lead the Feral Queer Camp, asking what makes performance queer and how to develop a network of queer thinkers