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  1. 6 August 2020 - Humanities

    Is this the earliest depiction of a dodo in art?

    A University of Melbourne expert says the Jagiellonian arrases – tapestries in Poland – may contain what could be the earliest known depiction of a dodo.

  2. 17 July 2020 - Humanities

    What today’s news has in common with early execution ballads

    Scandal and violence dominate our headlines; but a University of Melbourne expert says little has changed since execution ballads were sung in sixteenth century

  3. 23 December 2019 - Public Affairs

    The tectonics of the British election

    It was a stunning victory for Boris Johnson in the UK general election; University of Melbourne experts explore what that tells us about 21st Century politics.

  4. 13 November 2018 - Humanities

    Why the Netherlands is more split on ‘Black Pete’ than ever

    Despite the national Dutch broadcaster announcing changes to Black Pete (Zwarte Piet), it remains a divisive issue there says a University of Melbourne expert.

  5. 13 July 2018 - Humanities

    The Battle of Kursk: 75 years on

    It is 75 years since the huge Kursk tank battle when, as a University of Melbourne expert writes, Russia's larger means of destruction turned back the Wehrmacht

  6. 1 March 2018 - Public Affairs

    Will Berlusconi make a comeback in Italy? It’s anybody’s guess

    Italians are voting to elect a new government and a new prime minister; a University of Melbourne expert finds it's a very unpredictable political contest.

  7. Podcast16 January 2018 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Is Europe heading for divorce?

    In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast, Professor Loukas Tsoukalis explains why the EU will survive its current crisis.

  8. 10 December 2017 - Humanities

    Why fake news is anything but new

    Fake news is not new; news has been falsified from its earliest days when ballads conveyed it to the masses, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  9. 16 October 2017 - Public Affairs

    What history tells us about Catalonian independence

    As Spain's Catalonia region prepares to respond to an deadline on independence, a University of Melbourne expert looks back at the history of the region.

  10. 25 September 2017 - Public Affairs

    Far right are the ‘real’ winners in the German election

    The far-right AfD is the real winner in the 2017 German election and Angela Merkel has been weakened, says a University of Melbourne expert.