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  1. 25 June 2018 - Humanities

    How did a cockatoo reach 13th century Sicily?

    University of Melbourne research has discovered a cockatoo in a 13th century manuscript, revealing the flourishing medieval trade network to Australia's north.

  2. 12 June 2018 - Humanities

    Criss-cross history hidden in a letter

    An 1839 letter is a tale of adventure packed into 4 pages using overlapping criss-cross handwriting, but it is a deeper record of Australian frontier conflict

  3. 3 June 2018 - Music, Arts & Screen

    Pulling no punches: The underrated art of stage fighting

    Stage combat is one of the hardest crafts within theatre; a University of Melbourne expert explains the skill and choreography behind a convincing stage fight.

  4. 3 June 2018 - Humanities

    When department stores were more than just stores

    A University of Melbourne archives exhibition looks back at the legacy of Melbourne department store, Foy & Gibson, on Australian retailing and manufacturing.

  5. 31 May 2018 - Under the Microscope

    The Crucible reborn

    Theatre director and University of Melbourne alum Adena Jacobs explains her modern take on The Crucible and looks forward to her UK operatic directorial debut.

  6. 30 May 2018 - Under the Microscope

    Putting cross-cultural stories centre stage

    University of Melbourne masters student Kim Ho has won the prestigious Patrick White Playwrights’ Award for his play Mirror’s Edge - set near Lake Tyrrell.

  7. 29 May 2018 - Humanities

    Bringing back languages from scraps of paper

    The Bates Online project, led by the University of Melbourne, has digitised Daisy Bates' unique papers which recorded many endangered Aboriginal languages.

  8. 17 May 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    The legacy of a great scientific hoax

    The University of Melbourne's anatomy museum features model fossils from the famous Piltdown Man hoax, which skewed the study of human evolution for decades.

  9. 21 May 2018 - Humanities

    Life on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert

    University of Melbourne poet and author Kevin Brophy reflects on a year living on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert, in the small town of Mulan.

  10. 14 May 2018 - Humanities

    Christos Tsiolkas on Patrick White

    Author and University of Melbourne alumnus Christos Tsiolkas discusses his love affair with Patrick White's books; part of the Writers on Writers series.