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.
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.
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.
Movement, mobility and identity
University of Melbourne anthropologist Andrew Dawson has taken to the road, joining people in cars and on buses to better understand culture and communities.
How does learning happen in museums?
University of Melbourne researchers have used Bluetooth technology to track how visitors at Melbourne Museum interact with the exhibits.
Putting museum power on the map
The 'soft power' of museums can now be mapped, assessed, and properly appreciated after University of Melbourne researchers created a unique online mapping tool
Lovability versus liveability: What big data tells us about our neighbourhoods
What makes a place a community is far more than bricks-and-mortar and services; a University of Melbourne special explores the future of Australian cities.
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
Seeing like an anthropologist
This episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast features anthropologist Monica Minnegal on her work in Papua New Guinea.
Understanding the ‘social’ in social anxiety
University of Melbourne PhD student researching how people with social anxiety feel, says we need to look beyond medicalising it to look also at social drivers.