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  1. 11 May 2022 – Big Data, Biography, Cultural Data, Cultural History, Humanities

    The hidden stories in Australia’s cultural data

    Cultural databases are a treasure store of information that are telling the missing stories in Australia’s cultural history say University of Melbourne experts

  2. 6 May 2022 – Conflict Zones, International affairs, Multilateralism, Peacebuilding, United Nations

    Making common cause

    Amid worsening conflicts and global challenges, the United Nations 'Our Common Agenda' shows a new multilateral way forward say University of Melbourne experts.

  3. 4 May 2022 – Australian Politics, Privatisation, Social Policy, Social Welfare, Unemployment

    Buying and selling the poor

    Australia’s welfare-to-work system is extensively privatised but is failing disadvantaged job seekers, say University of Melbourne and University of NSW experts

  4. 21 April 2022 – Democracy, Imran Khan, Military, Pakistan, Social Media

    Imran Khan’s failure exposes Pakistan’s military problem

    Pakistan’s governments have always been dominated by the military, including Imran Khan's, but there is hope for change, argues University of Melbourne expert

  5. 11 April 2022 – History, Russia, War Crimes, War in Ukraine, World War 2

    A warning as history grimly echoes in Ukraine

    Atrocities in Bucha and elsewhere in Ukraine recall the horrific memories of the Katyn massacre in 1940 and Soviet denials says University of Melbourne expert

  6. 8 April 2022 – Art, Art History, Cultural Conservation, Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, Iran

    Miniature Qur’ans and travelling manuscripts

    Didar, a new exhibition on travelling manuscripts from the Grimwade Centre, University of Melbourne brings together themes of making and cultural knowledge.

  7. 5 April 2022 – Australia, China, Diplomacy, Peacebuilding, Solomon Islands

    Stepping carefully amid conflict in the Pacific

    Tensions between Australia, China and Solomon Islands can be eased with a greater focus on diplomacy, not militarisation, argue University of Melbourne experts

  8. 1 April 2022 – Cinema, Film, Film and Television , Movies, Streaming Services

    The Oscars shift from big screen to TV stream

    A University of Melbourne expert says Apple TV+’s win for CODA crowned a night of Oscars firsts – but what does a streaming win mean for the future of cinema?

  9. 25 March 2022 – Central European History, History, Russia, Ukraine, War in Ukraine

    The past is never in the past

    Contrary to Putin’s propaganda, Ukraine’s history is long and echoes amid the war now raging following the Russian invasion, says University of Melbourne expert