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  1. 8 July 2019 - Science Matters

    Saving the secrets of the jars of Laos

    The mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos, which University of Melbourne archaeologists are working to reveal, has just been made a UNESCO World Heritage site.

  2. 7 June 2019 - Humanities

    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

  3. Podcast3 April 2019 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    The history of paper

    Paper was invented in China before it spread through Central Asia and Europe, but how did paper evolve to become our modern-day office paper?

  4. 22 February 2019 - Humanities

    Lucky discoveries of lost ancient history

    Chance discoveries have been key to our understanding of ancient times. Here, University of Melbourne experts tell the stories of some of these important finds.

  5. 23 October 2018 - Arts & Culture

    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

  6. 22 October 2018 - Learning & Teaching

    Cross-examining western thinking

    The notion of ‘western civillisation’ has divided modern historians; a University of Melbourne expert says we need to explore and question ‘western thinking’.

  7. 14 February 2017 - Humanities

    Virtual reality brings the past to life

    Ever wanted to wander round a Roman city as it was 2000 years ago? Now you can, thanks to technology that allows us to explore historic sites in 3D.

  8. 1 November 2016 - Humanities

    Finding the Hidden Hellenism in Melbourne

    From the Hoddle Grid to the State Library of Victoria, tour Melbourne through a Greek lens and discover how Hellenic culture has shaped the city.

  9. 9 February 2016 - Science Matters

    The not-so-plain Nullarbor

    The Nullarbor Plain, one of Australia's driest spots, was once a forest packed with gums and banksias as little as 3.5 million years ago, research shows.