Arts & Culture
Defining the power of public interest journalism
A University of Melbourne expert says the recent police raids on Australian journalists highlight the modern importance of public interest journalism.
What history can really teach us
History is too intricate to teach simple lessons, but studying it helps in understanding the complexities of the present says a University of Melbourne expert
The human animal: Breastfeeding in public
A show by a University of Melbourne researcher puts the act of breastfeeding on stage; exploring what it means to be a ecofeminist mother in the 21st century.
The rise of the microgenre
Digital publishing has led to the rise of niche microgenres in books and, according to University of Melbourne research, it’s changing our literary landscape.
A toast to Anzac Day
A celebratory drink is part of Australia's ANZAC tradition but as a University of Melbourne historian explains drinking on the day has always been controversial
Giving games their sound
They're in the background and under your skin and make computer games sing. University of Melbourne expert Professor Kenny McAlpine tells us all about chiptunes
A blow to the heart of the City of Light
The Notre Dame fire devastated Parisians, and many over the world, but a University of Melbourne expert says it has long withstood violence, war and revolution.
The Disneyfication of the AFL
Australian Rules football is a grassroots sport, but a University of Melbourne expert says the AFL's corporatisation is distancing itself from the fans.
The history of paper
Paper was invented in China before it spread through Central Asia and Europe, but how did paper evolve to become our modern-day office paper?
Uncovering the invisible women of history
Ancient records were almost exclusively written by men, but archaeology and a new focus is making ancient women visible, says a University of Melbourne expert.