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

  1. 6 June 2018 – Critical Thinking, Crowdsourcing, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), Intelligence Agencies

    Crowdsourcing security intelligence

    Inspired by how bees make collective decisions, University of Melbourne researchers are exploring how crowdsourcing techniques may help intelligence analysis

  2. 3 June 2018 – Australian History, Manufacturing, Melbourne, Retailing, Shopping

    When department stores were more than just stores

    A University of Melbourne archives exhibition looks back at the legacy of Melbourne department store, Foy & Gibson, on Australian retailing and manufacturing.

  3. 29 May 2018 – Australian History, Australian Indigenous History, Endangered Languages, Indigenous, Languages

    Bringing back languages from scraps of paper

    The Bates Online project, led by the University of Melbourne, has digitised Daisy Bates' unique papers which recorded many endangered Aboriginal languages.

  4. 21 May 2018 – Aboriginal, Australian Indigenous History, Indigenous, Literature, Poetry

    Life on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert

    University of Melbourne poet and author Kevin Brophy reflects on a year living on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert, in the small town of Mulan.

  5. 20 May 2018 – Democracy, Indonesia, Jakarta, Politics, Reforms

    20 years after Soeharto: Is Indonesia’s ‘era reformasi’ over?

    Indonesia's President Soeharto’s 32-year rule ended 20 years ago, but a University of Melbourne expert says recent changes raise questions about the future.

  6. 14 May 2018 – Australia, Authors, Books, Writers on Writers, Writing

    Christos Tsiolkas on Patrick White

    Author and University of Melbourne alumnus Christos Tsiolkas discusses his love affair with Patrick White's books; part of the Writers on Writers series.

  7. 3 May 2018 – Australia, Australian Film, Australian Indigenous History, Books, Film and Television

    Why the lost daughters of Picnic at Hanging Rock still haunt us

    As the new adaption of Picnic at Hanging Rock debuts on TV, a University of Melbourne expert looks at the rise of feminism and female leads on our small screens

  8. 25 April 2018 – Donald Trump, North Korea, Nuclear, Nuclear Proliferation, South Korea

    The Inter-Korean Summit: Why now?

    North Korea has achieved its goal of becoming a nuclear state, strengthening its position in talks with the South, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  9. 23 April 2018 – ANZACS, Anzac Day, Australian History, Australian Politics, World War I

    Beyond Anzac: What really shaped our nation?

    While many claim Gallipoli formed Australia's nationhood, the University of Melbourne's Marilyn Lake argues we should look to our political history instead.

  10. 29 March 2018 – Commercial Travellers, Photography, Road Trip, Tourism, University of Melbourne Archives

    Birth of the holiday road trip

    The Commercial Travellers' Collection of photographs at the University of Melbourne Archives takes us back to the birth of the holiday road trip