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  1. 1 August 2019 - Design

    Australian Modernism’s Top 10: Part Two

    Modernist design changed the way Australia looks: two University of Melbourne experts look at the legacy of modernism and the iconic architecture it created.

  2. 1 August 2019 - Design

    Australian Modernism’s Top 10: Part One

    Modernist design changed the way Australia looks: two University of Melbourne experts look at the legacy of modernism and the iconic architecture it created.

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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.