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

  1. 11 June 2021 – Artificial Intelligence, Books, Faces, Humanities, Literature

    How literature helps us interpret the human face

    New University of Melbourne research looks at how the human face and our emotions are represented in literary texts from the medieval to the contemporary eras.

  2. 28 May 2021 – Environment, Indonesia, Politics, Social Justice, Visual Arts

    Artists, environment and truth telling in Indonesia

    Indonesia's environmentally activist artists are also confronting the country's political past as they seek new way forward says University of Melbourne expert.

  3. 21 May 2021 – Clinical Trials, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, Culture, Healthcare, Languages

    Widening access to clinical trials

    A research project is using videos to encourage more culturally and linguistically diverse Australian into clinical trials say University of Melbourne experts

  4. 17 May 2021 – Australian Foreign Affairs, Australian Politics, China, Diplomacy, Taiwan

    What you need to know about the status of Taiwan

    Australia should be wary of sending mixed policy signals over Taiwan as the status quo is better than other scenarios, says University of Melbourne expert

  5. 16 May 2021 – Australia, Discrimination, Diversity, IDAHOBIT, LGBTIQA+

    Understanding the diversity of Australia’s LGBTQI+ community

    To understand the issues impacting our LGBTQI+ community, a University of Melbourne expert says many of us need to acknowledge our own position of privilege.

  6. 21 April 2021 – Bubonic Plague, COVID-19, Death, Funerals, anthropology

    Dying apart, buried together

    The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed some of Western society's deepest prejudices around human remains and mass burials, say University of Melbourne experts

  7. 15 April 2021 – Art, Digital, Environment, Indigenous Culture, Science Gallery Melbourne

    If these walls could talk

    A University of Melbourne expert says the Digital Bricks at Science Gallery Melbourne fuse technology and architecture with Australia’s Indigenous culture.

  8. 2 April 2021 – Fish, Gippsland, History, Oral History, Victoria

    The life stories of Gippsland lakes fishers

    A University of Melbourne oral history project is preserving the memories of the people who fished the Gippsland Lakes, before commercial fishing was shutdown.

  9. 31 March 2021 – Community, Politics, Social Media, Sustainability, Waste

    One (wo)man’s trash...

    A community-led group, enabled by social media, are rescuing hard waste and building a more connected society, writes a University of Melbourne anthropologist.