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  1. 28 May 2020 – COVID-19 India, India, Migrants, Pandemic, Racism

    A long way from home

    A University of Melbourne expert says many migrant workers from India's northeast are stuck in the COVID-19 lockdown. When they do get home, they face stigma.

  2. 22 May 2020 – COVID-19, Coronavirus, Industry, Theatre, Visual Arts

    How will the arts recover from COVID-19?

    Artists whose careers survive the pandemic will emerge with an altered sense of what they do and their place in society, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  3. 19 May 2020 – COVID-19, Coronavirus, Education, Wellbeing, online learning

    How do we teach students about their wellbeing online?

    The next step in children's online learning will be how to teach social emotional learning in digital classrooms, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  4. 17 May 2020 – COVID-19, Cultural Diplomacy, Culture, Museums, Soft Power

    Museums in cyberspace

    In the face of COVID-19 museums moved to engage audiences online; a University of Melbourne expert looks at what works, what doesn’t and where the future lies.

  5. 16 May 2020 – COVID-19, Coronavirus, Globalisation, History, Trade

    Will COVID-19 end globalisation?

    Could COVID-19 end globalisation as we know it? A University of Melbourne expert says history demonstrates the dynamism and resilience of global connections.

  6. 14 May 2020 – COVID-19, Community, Coronavirus, Languages, online learning

    Learning a language at home: You are not alone

    Our cravings for real-life travel might be met by virtual voyages within language communities during COVID-19 confinement, says a University of Melbourne expert

  7. 8 May 2020 – Ancient History, Ancient Rome, Archimedes, COVID-19, Second Punic War

    How plague helped make Rome a superpower

    Epidemics like COVID-19 shape history, as happened in 212 BC when a plague set Rome on the path to becoming a superpower, says a University of Melbourne expert

  8. 21 April 2020 – A Journal of the Plague Year: An Archive of COVID-19, Archives, COVID-19, Coronavirus, History

    Journal of the plague year

    Universities, including University of Melbourne, are collaborating to crowd-source and archive accounts of the COVID-19 pandemic for use by future historians.

  9. 16 March 2020 – Civil Society, Democracy, Indonesia, Populism

    Uncivil society

    Civil society is seen as supporting democracy, but now it is also fostering the forces that are undermining it, says a University of Melbourne expert