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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
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.
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.
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.
‘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
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
“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
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.
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.