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Australia’s friendly history
University of Melbourne research looks into the history of Australia's friendly societies; which provided all sorts of support to Australians before welfare.
How Soviet tanks shook up the Australian Left
The 1968 Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia was a critical time for the Australian Left. A University of Melbourne archive provides a new window on the upheaval.
Why you should go to MOMA at NGV
A University of Melbourne art historian lists ten of the best works in the MoMA at NGV exhibition, on display until October 2018.
Can Prime Minister Khan really deliver a ‘new’ Pakistan?
Imran Khan's new role as Pakistani PM presents numerous challenges, including dealing with vote rigging accusations, says a University of Melbourne expert.
The Battle of Kursk: 75 years on
It is 75 years since the huge Kursk tank battle when, as a University of Melbourne expert writes, Russia's larger means of destruction turned back the Wehrmacht
Race, sport and media: Questioning the status quo
University of Melbourne sociologist Professor Karen Farquharson researches race, ethnicity and racism in media and sport - and its impact in modern Australia.
How did a cockatoo reach 13th century Sicily?
University of Melbourne research has discovered a cockatoo in a 13th century manuscript, revealing the flourishing medieval trade network to Australia's north.
40 years: The protests that began Mardi Gras
Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras was born of a police attack on protestors. A University of Melbourne expert recalls the night and the importance of radicals
Criss-cross history hidden in a letter
An 1839 letter is a tale of adventure packed into 4 pages using overlapping criss-cross handwriting, but it is a deeper record of Australian frontier conflict
Crowdsourcing security intelligence
Inspired by how bees make collective decisions, University of Melbourne researchers are exploring how crowdsourcing techniques may help intelligence analysis