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

  1. 26 July 2017 – Japan, Marine, Military, Protest, United States

    Protest and democracy in Asia

    Western-style protests in Asia like those on the Japanese island Okinawa are an example of growing civil society dynamism, says a University of Melbourne expert

  2. 16 July 2017 – Algorithms, Death, Immortality, Information technology, Social Media

    Want to live forever? Here’s how

    Soon we will be able to 'talk' to the dead; technologies will use Internet histories to create realistic online presences, write University of Melbourne experts

  3. 26 June 2017 – Conservation, Cultural, Earthquake, Philippines, South East Asia

    Rebuilding cultural heritage after disaster

    A University of Melbourne team helped restore precious churches after the 2013 Philippine earthquake, adapting established Western conservation practices.

  4. 19 June 2017 – History, Immigration, Refugees, United Nations, World War 2

    Learning from the past: Working with WWII refugees

    The University of Melbourne looks at the experience of one Australian woman working with refugees in Germany after WWII, and how it informs us now.

  5. 6 June 2017 – Conflict, Foreign Policy, Peace, Refugees, Wars

    Daring to resolve conflicts without war

    As the numbers of conflict deaths and refugees grow, in part due to the Syrian war, University of Melbourne experts argue for diplomats to focus on prevention.

  6. 11 May 2017 – Endangered Languages, Languages, PARADISEC, Virtual Reality

    Islands of language enter virtual reality

    A University of Melbourne linguist and other language researchers are making archives of endangered languages accessible as virtual reality.

  7. 24 April 2017 – ANZACS, Anzac Day, Food, World War I

    Dinner in No-Man’s Land

    Food is another weapon of war, but the University of Melbourne looks at how sharing food is a powerful way of expressing our common humanity amid conflict

  8. 23 April 2017 – ANZACS, Anzac Day, Feminism, Nursing, World War I

    Anzac Day not just for the boys

    The University of Melbourne looks back to when nurses were a central part of ANZAC celebrations, only to be sidelined as time passed.

  9. 23 March 2017 – Community, Conservation, Veterans, World War 2, World War I

    Lest we forget: Storing precious memories

    Victorian families wanting help preserving wartime memorabilia from relatives who have served in the armed forces will have access to an expert roadshow in 2017