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  1. 9 September 2021 – Ageing, COVID-19, Communication, Lockdown, Technology

    Communicating COVID-19 to our older culturally diverse Australians

    University of Melbourne research finds some older Chinese Australians struggled going online during COVID-19, especially when getting accurate vaccine facts.

  2. 7 September 2021 – 9/11 Attacks, Grief, History, Memorialisation, Memorials

    How smaller can be better for memorialising history

    Historic events like 9/11 seem to demand monuments, but for communities smaller memorials can provide a closer connection argues University of Melbourne expert.

  3. 31 August 2021 – Digital, Flexible Working, Globalisation, Travel, Work

    The rise of the digital nomad

    University of Melbourne research finds countries around the world are seeking to attract a growing legion of digital nomads through new remote work visas.

  4. 27 August 2021 – Medieval History, Medieval Literature, Movies, Poetry, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

    The poem behind the Green Knight

    The medieval romance Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is now a movie, but the poem already has a contemporary quality, writes a University of Melbourne expert

  5. 27 August 2021 – Afghanistan, Humanitarian, Taliban, United States, Wars

    The Afghanistan withdrawal: This is what decolonisation looks like

    As the Taliban retakes Afghanistan, a University of Melbourne expert says the US's withdrawal is just another example of its history of abandoning people.

  6. 25 August 2021 – Caste System, Identity, India, Inequality, Social Media

    Caste and cricket: How celebrities enable inequality

    University of Melbourne experts say examples of celebrities flaunting their caste identity can end up further promoting and enabling this historic inequality.

  7. 25 August 2021 – COVID-19, Human rights, Pandemic, Shipping, Trade

    The COVID-19 seafarer crisis

    COVID-19 has left thousands of seafarers stranded aboard ships leading to a ‘crew change crisis’ that needs urgent action, says a University of Melbourne expert

  8. 18 August 2021 – Afghanistan, Civil War, Diplomacy, Islam, Taliban

    Will Muslim-Majority States recognise the Afghan Taliban’s ‘Islamic’ regime?

    By Islamic standards, the Taliban regime is unusually narrow. A University of Melbourne expert says Muslim-majority states should pause before recognising it.

  9. 13 August 2021 – Conservative, Men, Politics, South Korea, Young People

    Why South Korea’s young men are turning conservative

    The internet is playing a key role in spreading a new wave of right-wing conservatism among South Korea's young men, say University of Melbourne experts.