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Friends, Romans, Fake News
In a world of 'alternative facts' and spin, Shakespeare helps teach us how to grasp complexity and expose manipulation, says a University of Melbourne expert.
A bittersweet history
Sugar has a bitter history of slavery and exploitation, but University of Melbourne researchers say it's also transformed politics and our modern-day diet.
Revealing the true value of fashion
Entrepreneurs, designers and fashion businesses are rethinking the human and environmental costs of clothing says a University of Melbourne researcher.
The power of Garma
The Garma Festival is more than policy talk. University of Melbourne academics discover it is about connection between Aboriginal and non-Indigenous Australia.
Sex and the remake
A new book by a University of Melbourne expert explores the fraught process of remaking a film or TV show, and why updating attitudes to sex may not always work
Negotiating trade post-Brexit
Australia will show little nostalgia for the 'old country' in talks on any post-Brexit trade deal with the UK, says a University of Melbourne expert.
The perfection of David
Michelangelo’s statue of David is an iconic statement on physical perfection and continues to inspire emerging artists, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Movement, mobility and identity
University of Melbourne anthropologist Andrew Dawson has taken to the road, joining people in cars and on buses to better understand culture and communities.
Defining the power of public interest journalism
A University of Melbourne expert says the recent police raids on Australian journalists highlight the modern importance of public interest journalism.
What history can really teach us
History is too intricate to teach simple lessons, but studying it helps in understanding the complexities of the present says a University of Melbourne expert