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Negotiating trade post-Brexit
Australia will show little nostalgia for the 'old country' in talks on any post-Brexit trade deal with the UK, says a University of Melbourne expert.
The perfection of David
Michelangelo’s statue of David is an iconic statement on physical perfection and continues to inspire emerging artists, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Movement, mobility and identity
University of Melbourne anthropologist Andrew Dawson has taken to the road, joining people in cars and on buses to better understand culture and communities.
Defining the power of public interest journalism
A University of Melbourne expert says the recent police raids on Australian journalists highlight the modern importance of public interest journalism.
What history can really teach us
History is too intricate to teach simple lessons, but studying it helps in understanding the complexities of the present says a University of Melbourne expert
The whispers of Tiananmen
A University of Melbourne expert says the Chinese government hasn't acknowledged the violence of Tiananmen Square 30 years ago; but many whisper its history.
The geopolitics of Antarctica
In 1959, countries around the world came together to establish the Antarctic Treaty; a University of Melbourne expert says it came at a time of frosty politics.
When there is no ritual to dream: The silence of Indigenous suicide
A University of Melbourne academic says the high rate of Indigenous youth suicide can only be addressed if all Australians confont historical and modern racism.
Voter aspiration delivers for Coalition
Scott Morrison’s "aspirational individualism" resonated with voters, leaving the polls behind and forcing a Labor rethink, says University of Melbourne expert.