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Explore and analyse all aspects of the human condition. Delve into stories about our culture and society.

  1. 4 January 2021 – History, Nazism, Soviet Union, War Crimes, World War 2

    Scientist and killer: A split life

    A Nazi on the margins of history emerges as urbane scientist who disturbingly went back to a successful career, University of Melbourne research finds.

  2. 18 December 2020 – Art History, Culture, Europe, History, Renaissance

    The Queen who defied the Holy Roman Emperor

    A University of Melbourne expert says Italian-born princess, Queen Bona, helps us understand how Renaissance women acquired, maintained and negotiated power.

  3. 14 December 2020 – Donald Trump, International Relations, Joe Biden, Trade, World Trade Organization

    US trade policy after Trump

    A University of Melbourne expert says even after Joe Biden's election, the politicisation of trade policy will continue – as well as American protectionism.

  4. 4 December 2020 – First Nations, Indigenous Culture, Linguistics, Nature, anthropology

    Who is nature?

    A new film taps into virtual reality and First Nations wisdom to re-conceive Nature as a “who” requiring give and take, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  5. 2 December 2020 – Australia, COVID-19, Higher Education, International Students, Universities

    Australia’s future as a destination for international students

    University of Melbourne experts say it’s time to take stock of the impacts of COVID-19 on Australia’s reputation as a destination for higher education.

  6. 27 November 2020 – Diplomacy, International Relations, Research, Teaching and Learning, Universities

    Australia’s universities need to be free to engage globally

    An Australian government veto power on overseas university agreements puts at risk the benefits of international engagement warn University of Melbourne experts

  7. 17 November 2020 – International affairs, Kurds, Politics, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey

    The art of opposition in Erdoğan’s Turkey

    Turkey’s opposition is mobilising against authoritarianism by using the Government’s own laws to establish broad alliances, say University of Melbourne experts.

  8. 9 November 2020 – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, Australian Indigenous Studies, Indigenous, Languages, NAIDOC Week

    50 words in Australian Indigenous languages

    A new University of Melbourne online resource – the 50 Words Project – makes words from local Indigenous languages available for everyone to hear and learn.

  9. 14 October 2020 – 2020 US Presidential Election, Black Lives Matter, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Racism

    The battle for the racial future of America

    Race divides US progressives and conservatives; a University of Melbourne expert says this presidential election is about race and racial inequality in America.