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  1. 11 September 2020 - Humanities

    The something in nothing

    People have been suspicious of ‘nothing’ going back to the mathematical idea of 'zero', but a University of Melbourne expert says there is real value in nothing

  2. 24 July 2020 - Humanities

    Matchmaking and marriage in modern China

    A University of Melbourne expert says many young Chinese are delaying marriage, frustrating their parents. And the older generation are turning to matchmakers.

  3. 2 July 2020 - Humanities

    How Arabic is a window on the world

    A University of Melbourne expert's chance find in a Damascus bookshop is a reminder that to study Arabic is to be drawn into a wide, vibrant multicultural world

  4. 17 May 2020 - Humanities

    Museums in cyberspace

    In the face of COVID-19 museums moved to engage audiences online; a University of Melbourne expert looks at what works, what doesn’t and where the future lies.

  5. 31 January 2020 - Humanities

    Feather-flowers and photographs

    A University of Melbourne collaboration is connecting Australia’s First Peoples’ with museum collections, creating a 'living archive' of Indigenous culture.

  6. 24 December 2019 - Humanities

    The weird world of Christmas traditions

    A University of Melbourne researcher explores how the traditions many of us associate with Christmas get a cultural spin in different countries around the world

  7. 18 December 2019 - Humanities

    The remarkable journey of Leonardo’s inscrutable masterpiece

    Leonardo da Vinci’s portrait of Cecilia Gallerani, known as the Lady with an Ermine has had an extraordinary history, explains a University of Melbourne expert.

  8. 7 November 2019 - Science Matters

    The Spirit of change

    The University of Melbourne’s Dr Jane Dyson has just released Spirit, a documentary about longing and belonging in a remote community in the Indian Himalayas.

  9. 8 October 2019 - Humanities

    The diversity of the globalised cultural economy

    A new book by a University of Melbourne expert explores how understanding context can help us change the lives of artists and cultural workers for the better.

  10. Podcast2 October 2019 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    The oddities of existing things

    Lecturer in Islamic Art, Professor Stefano Carboni discusses a key piece of Islamic literature that attempted to catalogue life, universe and everything.