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  1. 17 November 2017 – France , History, Military, Wars, World War I

    Comedy in the trenches

    Trench journals provided a much-needed outlet for soldiers in WW1 and the French and Australian publications were similar, says a University of Melbourne expert

  2. 8 November 2017 – History, Revolutions, Russia, Socialism, Vladimir Putin

    Is the Russian Revolution over yet?

    100 years after Red October, when Lenin and his Bolsheviks overthrew the Tsarist autocracy, the revolution is still a difficult subject for modern Russia.

  3. 6 November 2017 – Art, Australian History, Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, Libraries, Mapping

    Restoring one of the world’s rarest maps

    Conservators from the University of Melbourne have restored the 1663 Blaeu map, the first large scale map of Australia, now hanging in the National Library.

  4. 3 November 2017 – Academics, Antarctica, Climate Change, History, United States

    The winding road to Yale

    University of Melbourne PhD candidate Emma Shortis is the first University of Melbourne student to receive the prestigious Yale Fox International Fellowship.

  5. 19 October 2017 – Grammar, Languages, Linguistics, Sociology, Women

    ‘Like’ has totally evolved to become, like, a legit word

    The word "like" may be frowned on, but University of Melbourne research finds young women lead the way in how languages and grammar evolve, and it's, like, fine

  6. 15 October 2017 – Catalonia, Independence, Scotland, Spain, United Kingdom

    Catalonian and Scottish independence: Why so different?

    Separatists in Catalonia and Scotland share many strategies, but the best way to resolve national tensions is negotiation, says a University of Melbourne expert

  7. 9 October 2017 – Asia, North Korea, Nuclear, Nuclear Power, Nuclear Proliferation

    “Risky” lack of nuclear governance in the Asia Pacific

    Keeping nuclear power/materials safe requires strong governance but a University of Melbourne expert warns governance in the Asia/Pacific is partly decorative

  8. 9 October 2017 – Education, Future, Jobs, Resilience, Technology

    Adapting to the speed of change

    As automation and technology advances changes the nature and availability of work - University of Melbourne experts look at how to prepare for unpredictability.

  9. 6 October 2017 – Asia, Asialink, Employment, Future, Jobs

    Becoming Asia-capable

    By 2030, 3.2 billion middle class will live in Asia, but University of Melbourne experts warn that Australia's future business leaders could be left behind.