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
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.
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.