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  1. 6 November 2017 - Humanities

    Restoring one of the world’s rarest maps

    Conservators from the University of Melbourne have restored the 1663 Blaeu map, the first large scale map of Australia, now hanging in the National Library.

  2. 24 September 2017 - Humanities

    When kissing was a crime

    The University of Melbourne Archives preserves a unique window on the poignant stories and changing social attitudes that mark the history of LGBTI liberation

  3. 6 September 2017 - Go Figure

    Why doesn’t modern Australia have diverse regional accents?

    University of Melbourne experts discuss why the Australian-English accent doesn't have huge the regional variations other countries around the world do.

  4. 31 August 2017 - Humanities

    Footy isn’t life or death - it’s more important

    As the Australian Football League heads into finals season, University of Melbourne experts say footy fanatics may not be as crazy as the uninitiated think.

  5. 4 August 2017 - Humanities

    Censorship and celebration at La Mama

    La Mama Theatre celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2017. The University of Melbourne Archives' collection includes a detailed history of the avant-garde theatre

  6. Podcast26 July 2017 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Five things about ... The Germaine Greer audio archive

    In 2013 the University of Melbourne bought the Germaine Greer Archive. We speak to the archivists about the 150 hours of audio recorded by Greer herself.

  7. 20 March 2017 - Humanities

    The stories of a city

    Writer Christos Tsiolkas, photographer Zoe Ali and historian Andrew May explore life on a single city block in Melbourne in the exhibition called City Songs.

  8. 24 February 2017 - Humanities

    How a quest for the past found a living present

    In this extract from Rebe Taylor’s powerful history of Aboriginal Tasmania, eccentric Englishman Ernest Westlake arrives in 1908 Melbourne hunting man's origins

  9. 24 May 2016 - Music, Arts & Screen

    Animation in the 80s: the view from Melbourne

    Film animation was in its infancy in 1970s Australia but the 1980s offered glimpses of a sustainable home-grown industry for the artform.

  10. 5 April 2016 - Humanities

    The Irish Rising that shaped Australia

    The Easter Uprising was a pivotal moment in Irish history, but it also unleashed a new, Catholic political force on the other side of the world, in Australia.