Arts & Culture
Board gaming to keep the fun in being at home
At a time of self-isolation board games offer interaction, variety and challenges, and don't have to be about winning, says a University of Melbourne expert
Journal of the plague year
Universities, including University of Melbourne, are collaborating to crowd-source and archive accounts of the COVID-19 pandemic for use by future historians.
How have plagues and pandemics influenced the arts?
University of Melbourne experts describe how throughout history, writers and artists have explored the impact of plagues and pandemics on humanity.
Isolation, my Dad and me
A University of Melbourne researcher talks about how COVID-19 is changing his relationship with his elderly father in the UK, discussing the issue of loneliness
Our flesh after fifty
Professor of gynaecology Martha Hickey explains how a new exhibition, Flesh after Fifty, came about and its celebration of positive images of older women in art
Kangaroo hunting in colonial Australia
A new book by University of Melbourne experts explores the kangaroo as a quarry, a resource and a conflict between settlers and Australia’s Aboriginal people.
Motherhood in a climate crisis
On International Women's Day, a University of Melbourne experts says as our planet and society changes, mothers are on the frontline of the ecological battle.
The healing history of dance
On International Women's Day, new University of Melbourne research explores how the history of dance can inform modern dance movement therapy.
Has Hollywood run out of original ideas?
With a slew of movie remakes due out of Hollywood this year, a new book by a University of Melbourne expert answers the big question: what justifies a remake?
Out of ancient marshes
Archaeologists co-led by University of Melbourne uncover massive ancient reclamation work in the Pontine Marshes that was a harbinger of Rome's determination