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  1. 11 May 2023 – Ancient History, Ancient Rome, Archaeology, Mothers, Women

    Happy ancient Roman Mother’s Day

    No breakfast in bed and a bouquet, on ancient Roman Mother’s Day, women served their slaves, says University of Melbourne historian and archaeologist.

  2. 4 April 2023 – Ancient Rome, Archaeology, Children's Literature, History, Trade

    All rivers lead to Rome

    University of Melbourne research has unearthed the somewhat forgotten role of rivers as the trade arteries of the ancient Roman Empire

  3. 14 March 2023 – Asia, COVID-19, Communication, Elderly, Language

    The older Asian Australians boosting health literacy

    University of Melbourne research is improving Australia’s COVID-19 and public health communication to older culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

  4. 7 March 2023 – Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, International Women's Day 2023, Technology, Women

    AI, automation and women

    On International Women's Day, University of Melbourne experts ask what the expansion of technologies like AI and automation mean for the futures of women.

  5. 7 March 2023 – Art, Big Data, Cultural Data, Culture, International Women's Day 2023

    Gendered labour in the Australian arts

    University of Melbourne researchers highlight the obscured history of Australian women artists and opportunities for change on International Women's Day.

  6. 7 March 2023 – Cinema, Feminism, Film, International Women's Day 2023, Movies

    Provocative women in cinema

    This International Women's Day, a University of Melbourne expert says the cliché of the sensitive women filmmaker ignores confronting female-directed movies.

  7. 20 February 2023 – Asia Institute, India, Languages, South Asia, Universities

    It’s time to build South Asia literacy in Australia

    A University of Melbourne expert says Universities are key to boosting a generation of Indian literate Australian graduates as our centre of gravity moves East.

  8. 16 February 2023 – Accessibility, Australian Film, Disability, Discrimination, Film and Television

    Empowering disabled talent in the Australian screen industry

    A new University of Melbourne report highlights discrimination and inaccessibility for disabled film and television workers in Australia

  9. 7 February 2023 – Australian Indigenous History, Indigenous, Indigenous Culture, Performance, Songs

    Indigenous ceremonial performance opening up intercultural dialogue

    Songs, dances and ceremonial traditions offer a rare insight into Australian history from an Indigenous perspective, says University of Melbourne researcher.