Other awful years in history
COVID-19 has meant 2020 is terrible year for many of us, but there've been much worse years. Here University of Melbourne experts outline some other awful times
Volcanic winter and pandemic pandemonium
Bubonic plague in the sixth century ended dreams of reunifying the Roman empire and caused decisive geopolitical upheaval, says a University of Melbourne expert
Bringing ancient Rome to life
What film adaptions of Ancient Rome do historians like the most? We ask four University of Melbourne experts to give us their favourite screen visions of Rome.
Rome’s Augustus and the allure of the strongman
The Roman emperor Augustus is often held up as a model statesman, but a University of Melbourne expert warns admirers should be careful what they wish for.