Trailblazing for women in science
The University of Melbourne's Frances Separovic was Victoria's first female chemistry professor and has now been included on the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.
When flexible working makes life harder
Flexible work practices like 4/10 work weeks can cause more harm than good, particularly when mandated by an employer, University of Melbourne research finds.
Balancing the history books, one Wikipedia entry a time
Wikipedia entries and its contributions are dominated by white men, but a University of Melbourne feminist movement is helping redress the balance
Five things about ... The Germaine Greer audio archive
In 2013 the University of Melbourne bought the Germaine Greer Archive. We speak to the archivists about the 150 hours of audio recorded by Greer herself.
Lack of women in economics ‘bad for business’
There are too few women in senior roles in Australian economics and it's bad for business, argues senior University of Melbourne economist Abigail Payne.
To quota or not to quota
The University of Melbourne's Policy Shop considers whether quotas or 'targets with teeth' will address the lack of women in Australian business and politics.
In a league of their own
University of Melbourne students and alumni are at the centre of the massively successful AFL Women's (AFLW) league, launched in early 2017.
Anzac Day not just for the boys
The University of Melbourne looks back to when nurses were a central part of ANZAC celebrations, only to be sidelined as time passed.
The women doctors who fought to serve
Some of Australia's first women doctors, including University of Melbourne graduates, fought to serve in WW1 despite being banned from the army.
Sex in the 90s: feminism on film
Feminism on film underwent a makeover in the 1990s. How did cinema in this decade rework, reject, radicalise or reinforce portrayals of women on screen?