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One (wo)man’s trash...
A community-led group, enabled by social media, are rescuing hard waste and building a more connected society, writes a University of Melbourne anthropologist.
Shakespeare and lost plays
A new book by a University of Melbourne researcher explores the hundreds of lost plays known to Shakespeare’s original audiences and their value to modern drama
The truth behind a pirate legend
Benito de Soto was a ruthless pirate, but University of Melbourne research finds that his story has been re-written to create his modern rebel reputation.
Consent apps are a bad idea – here’s why
Sexual consent apps only risk protecting perpetrators and reduce sex to a transaction. What is needed is social change, say University of Melbourne experts.
Creativity and Crisis: Teaching Indonesian in Australian schools
Without Indonesian language and cultural capability, Australia's relationship with one of Asia’s key players will struggle says a University of Melbourne expert
If our animals could speak
Dr Laura Jean McKay, winner of the 2021 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for literature and University of Melbourne graduate discusses writing her first novel
Is this the end of the “American Century”?
Is America's time as a superpower coming to end? A University of Melbourne expert says US exceptionalism reigns, but the Capitol Hill riots revealed a truth.
Australia needs to embrace ‘Asianness’ as part of ‘Australianness’
Many Asian Australians experienced racism during COVID-19, but University of Melbourne experts say that Australia needs to update its modern national identity.
Speaking truth from below
A new exhibition that includes University of Melbourne research highlights the stories of whistleblowers who have spoken out and suffered for doing so.