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

  1. 6 October 2021 – Archives, Australian History, History of Childhood, Malcolm Fraser, University of Melbourne Archives

    Don’t forget the sweets!

    Child letters are rare in the historical record but like those of a young Malcolm Fraser they are a unique window on history says University of Melbourne expert

  2. 5 October 2021 – Australia-China Relations, China, Education, Language, Schools

    Understanding China through education

    Australia’s changing and challenging relationship with China needs far more – not less – China literacy in our schools, says University of Melbourne expert

  3. 29 September 2021 – Australia, Dungala Kaiela Oration, Racism, Sport and Culture, Sports

    Racism in sport: So where to from here?

    This year's Dungala Kaiela orator, Josephine Sukkar AM, says while we have made steps forward, Australia is coming up short when it comes to racism in sport.

  4. 22 September 2021 – Australia, Colonial, Constellations, History, Indigenous Astronomy

    The symbolism of Australia’s Southern Cross

    The Southern Cross has been on flags since the early colonial period but a University of Melbourne expert says it’s a very difficult emblem for many Australians

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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.