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  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 20 March 2017 – Australian History, Exhibitions, History, Melbourne, Urban

    The stories of a city

    Writer Christos Tsiolkas, photographer Zoe Ali and historian Andrew May explore life on a single city block in Melbourne in the exhibition called City Songs.

  5. 6 March 2017 – France , Gallery, History, Louis XIV

    Power and Pomp at Versailles

    Treasures from the Palace of Versailles have come to Australian shores, leaving France for the first time and providing a glimpse of the court's splendour.

  6. Podcast24 February 2017 – Human rights, Migration, Public Policy, Refugees

    The power of a warm welcome

    Refugee researcher Uma Kothari on how media representations of asylum seekers influence how we attend and respond to the plight of people fleeing for safety.

  7. 24 February 2017 – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, Australian History, Australian Indigenous History, Philosophy of Science, Tasmanian History

    How a quest for the past found a living present

    In this extract from Rebe Taylor’s powerful history of Aboriginal Tasmania, eccentric Englishman Ernest Westlake arrives in 1908 Melbourne hunting man's origins

  8. 17 February 2017 – Germaine Greer, Granada TV, Kenny Everett, University of Melbourne Archives

    Why Germaine Greer was filmed naked in a bathtub of milk

    Germaine Greer and Kenny Everett starred in one of TV's first reality TV shows, Nice Times, filmed in 1969 for Granada TV, a British TV company.

  9. 14 February 2017 – Ancient History, Archaeology, Virtual Reality

    Virtual reality brings the past to life

    Ever wanted to wander round a Roman city as it was 2000 years ago? Now you can, thanks to technology that allows us to explore historic sites in 3D.