Should foreign countries intervene in civil wars?
Professor Anne Orford explores the legitimacy of foreign intervention in civil wars such as those being currently waged in Syria, Iraq and the Ukraine
Replanting the birthing trees
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are working with researchers to create safe and sacred family spaces, says a University of Melbourne expert
We are Country
Ensuring culturally safe research isn’t simply acknowledging Country, it's recognising and empowering Indigenous Knowledge, says University of Melbourne expert.
How have plagues and pandemics influenced the arts?
University of Melbourne experts describe how throughout history, writers and artists have explored the impact of plagues and pandemics on humanity.
A corrupt contest - how sport is fighting the fixers
As corruption becomes increasingly commonplace in sport, how much can fans trust what they see from the grandstand or on TV?
How literature helps us interpret the human face
New University of Melbourne research looks at how the human face and our emotions are represented in literary texts from the medieval to the contemporary eras.
How epigenetics is transforming our understanding of evolution
A new book by Melbourne University Publishing reveals how a population’s non-genetic responses to environmental change are central to the process of evolution.
House prices outpacing income growth
University of Melbourne experts examine the housing affordability crisis in Australia and what it means for home owners and buyers.
Mixing sculpture and performance in Dough Portraits
Artist Søren Dahlgaard has taken more than 2,000 “dough portraits” over seven years, turning familiar objects into something strange.
Dodging disease and death in the first US presidential debate
A University of Melbourne expert says the first US presidential debate didn’t have a winner but was a testimony to dire political discourse without compassion.