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

  1. 16 November 2018 – Love, Mobile Apps, Online Dating, Relationships, Romance

    The online overhaul of courtship

    Technology is changing our love lives and has been for a while now; but a University of Melbourne expert says despite accusations it's shallow, romance is alive

  2. 14 November 2018 – Comics, Fantasy, Marvel, Stan Lee

    Putting the real in fantasy superheroes

    The late great Stan Lee’s superheroes are grounded in emotional reality and an optimism that we can still save the world, says a University of Melbourne expert

  3. 11 November 2018 – Discrimination, Equality, Gay Rights, LGBTIQA+, Universities

    A year on from ‘YES’: What still needs to change on campus?

    A year on from Australia voting 'yes' for same sex marriage, a University of Melbourne expert says education and health settings still need to be more inclusive

  4. 26 October 2018 – Archives, Australian History, Culture, History, Libraries

    Treasuring Trove: Why Australia’s digital heritage platform is so special

    The huge public success of Australia's digitised archive Trove is unique in the world, argues a University of Melbourne visiting expert from University of Leeds

  5. 23 October 2018 – Ancient History, Ancient Rome, History of Technology, Pliny the Elder

    A pressing matter: Ancient Roman food technology

    University of Melbourne researcher finds Ancient Roman text has long been misinterpreted, shedding new light on how oil and wine press technology developed

  6. 23 September 2018 – Archives, Australian History, Children, Social Justice, Stolen Generations

    Helping care leavers find and connect to their past

    Find & Connect, run by the University of Melbourne, is a living online history project that allows people who lived in care to tell their side of the story.

  7. 31 August 2018 – Australia, Australian History, Melbourne, Not-for-profit, Social Welfare

    Australia’s friendly history

    University of Melbourne research looks into the history of Australia's friendly societies; which provided all sorts of support to Australians before welfare.

  8. 19 August 2018 – 1968 Protests, Australian Left, Australian Politics, Civil Rights, Radicalism

    How Soviet tanks shook up the Australian Left

    The 1968 Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia was a critical time for the Australian Left. A University of Melbourne archive provides a new window on the upheaval.

  9. 9 August 2018 – Art, Art History, Contemporary, Exhibitions, National Gallery of Victoria

    Why you should go to MOMA at NGV

    A University of Melbourne art historian lists ten of the best works in the MoMA at NGV exhibition, on display until October 2018.