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

  1. 11 November 2018 – Discrimination, Equality, Gay Rights, LGBTIQA+, Universities

    A year on from ‘YES’: What still needs to change on campus?

    A year on from Australia voting 'yes' for same sex marriage, a University of Melbourne expert says education and health settings still need to be more inclusive

  2. 26 October 2018 – Archives, Australian History, Culture, History, Libraries

    Treasuring Trove: Why Australia’s digital heritage platform is so special

    The huge public success of Australia's digitised archive Trove is unique in the world, argues a University of Melbourne visiting expert from University of Leeds

  3. 23 October 2018 – Ancient History, Ancient Rome, History of Technology, Pliny the Elder

    A pressing matter: Ancient Roman food technology

    University of Melbourne researcher finds Ancient Roman text has long been misinterpreted, shedding new light on how oil and wine press technology developed

  4. 23 September 2018 – Archives, Australian History, Children, Social Justice, Stolen Generations

    Helping care leavers find and connect to their past

    Find & Connect, run by the University of Melbourne, is a living online history project that allows people who lived in care to tell their side of the story.

  5. 31 August 2018 – Australia, Australian History, Melbourne, Not-for-profit, Social Welfare

    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.

  6. 19 August 2018 – 1968 Protests, Australian Left, Australian Politics, Civil Rights, Radicalism

    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.

  7. 9 August 2018 – Art, Art History, Contemporary, Exhibitions, National Gallery of Victoria

    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.

  8. 31 July 2018 – 2018 Pakistan Election, Imran Khan, Indo-Pakistan Relations, Pakistan, Politics

    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.

  9. 13 July 2018 – Battle of Kursk, Battle of Prokhorovka, Europe, Russia, World War 2

    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

  10. 29 June 2018 – Media, Race, Racism, Sociology, Sports

    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.