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

  1. 1 October 2017 – Australia, Books, Libraries, Publishing, Writing

    Alice Pung on John Marsden

    Alice Pung on John Marsden is the first book in the Writers on Writers series, from the University of Melbourne, the State Library Vic and Black Inc publishing.

  2. 28 September 2017 – Accessibility, Disability, Information, Literacy

    Information accessibility and the right to know

    University of Melbourne research investigates guidelines on information accessibility and particularly how those with a disability can make informed decisions.

  3. 27 September 2017 – Asia, Asialink, Business, Leadership, Women

    Getting women on board

    The University of Melbourne's Asialink explores the innovations in Australia and Singapore getting more women on corporate boards across the Asia Pacific.

  4. 6 September 2017 – Accent, Australian History, Immigration

    Why doesn’t modern Australia have diverse regional accents?

    University of Melbourne experts discuss why the Australian-English accent doesn't have huge the regional variations other countries around the world do.

  5. 26 September 2017 – Architecture, Art, Culture, Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, Melbourne

    Peeling back history to reveal Melbourne’s faces from the past

    A team of University of Melbourne conservators has discovered a rich history under layers of paint at Victoria's Trades Hall ahead of its redevelopment.

  6. 25 September 2017 – Asia, Islam, Myanmar, Refugees, Rohingya

    Pariah to partner: The West’s premature embrace of Myanmar

    As Myanmar faces censure over a military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims; a University of Melbourne expert says the West embraced the former dictatorship too soon

  7. 24 September 2017 – Archives, Australian History, LGBTI, Social Justice, University of Melbourne Archives

    When kissing was a crime

    The University of Melbourne Archives preserves a unique window on the poignant stories and changing social attitudes that mark the history of LGBTI liberation

  8. Podcast22 September 2017 – Crime, Criminology, Government, Policing, Public Policy

    The rise and reach of transnational policing

    Criminologist Ben Bowling on how policing is increasingly crossing national borders, raising serious questions about governance and public accountability.

  9. Podcast22 September 2017 – Aboriginal, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, Australian Indigenous History, Indigenous, Indigenous Land Management

    From the margins to the mainstream

    Professor Marcia Langton from the University of Melbourne on Indigenous activism, the positive impact of land rights and the Australia Day debate.

  10. 21 September 2017 – Conflict, Donald Trump, North Korea, Nuclear Missiles, United Nations

    Trump and the Rocket Man’s ‘North Korea First’ policy

    A University of Melbourne expert says Donald Trump re-iterating "America First" will cause conflict as Kim Jong-un puts "North Korea First" in response.