The politics of hacking
Associate Professor Dunbar-Hester discusses the cultures and the communities of the digital era, with a particular focus on media and technology activists.
The importance of Australia’s Big Things
What’s the point of Big Things like the Big Banana or the Big Prawn? Well, University of Melbourne experts say they’re kitsch fun but they also connect us.
The Queen who defied the Holy Roman Emperor
A University of Melbourne expert says Italian-born princess, Queen Bona, helps us understand how Renaissance women acquired, maintained and negotiated power.
Vocal fry: What is it and why does it still polarise listeners?
Whether you love, hate or are ambivalent about vocal fry, University of Melbourne linguists and voice experts can explain its origins and place in society
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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