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  1. 24 April 2019 - Humanities

    A toast to Anzac Day

    A celebratory drink is part of Australia's ANZAC tradition but as a University of Melbourne historian explains drinking on the day has always been controversial

  2. 31 March 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    The birth of syphilis surveillance in Melbourne

    Syphilis is on the rise again, almost a century after Melbourne led the way in collecting data on the venereal disease says a University of Melbourne expert.

  3. 26 October 2018 - Humanities

    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

  4. 23 September 2018 - Humanities

    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 - Public Affairs

    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. 12 June 2018 - Humanities

    Criss-cross history hidden in a letter

    An 1839 letter is a tale of adventure packed into 4 pages using overlapping criss-cross handwriting, but it is a deeper record of Australian frontier conflict

  7. 3 June 2018 - Humanities

    When department stores were more than just stores

    A University of Melbourne archives exhibition looks back at the legacy of Melbourne department store, Foy & Gibson, on Australian retailing and manufacturing.

  8. 29 May 2018 - Humanities

    Bringing back languages from scraps of paper

    The Bates Online project, led by the University of Melbourne, has digitised Daisy Bates' unique papers which recorded many endangered Aboriginal languages.

  9. Podcast24 May 2018 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Solving our climate history puzzle

    This episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts features Joelle Gergis on Australia's climate history, detailed in her book Sunburnt Country.

  10. 10 May 2018 - Music, Arts & Screen

    Breathing new life into old songs

    Thabi - public songs indigenous to west Pilbarra - offer a unique insight into Australian history, and University of Melbourne researchers are documenting them.