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  1. 22 September 2021 - Humanities

    The symbolism of Australia’s Southern Cross

    The Southern Cross has been on flags since the early colonial period but a University of Melbourne expert says it’s a very difficult emblem for many Australians

  2. 7 September 2021 - Humanities

    How smaller can be better for memorialising history

    Historic events like 9/11 seem to demand monuments, but for communities smaller memorials can provide a closer connection argues University of Melbourne expert.

  3. 2 April 2021 - Humanities

    The life stories of Gippsland lakes fishers

    A University of Melbourne oral history project is preserving the memories of the people who fished the Gippsland Lakes, before commercial fishing was shutdown.

  4. 25 March 2021 - Humanities

    Shakespeare and lost plays

    A new book by a University of Melbourne researcher explores the hundreds of lost plays known to Shakespeare’s original audiences and their value to modern drama

  5. 23 March 2021 - Humanities

    The truth behind a pirate legend

    Benito de Soto was a ruthless pirate, but University of Melbourne research finds that his story has been re-written to create his modern rebel reputation.

  6. 4 January 2021 - Humanities

    Scientist and killer: A split life

    A Nazi on the margins of history emerges as urbane scientist who disturbingly went back to a successful career, University of Melbourne research finds.

  7. 18 December 2020 - Humanities

    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.

  8. 22 October 2020 - Public Affairs

    Celebrating 75 years: The UN’s past and future

    It’s 75 years since the United Nations was formed in 1945; a University of Melbourne expert says one of its major achievements is to have survived for so long.

  9. 23 July 2020 - Humanities

    Hagia Sophia reigns serene

    Istanbul’s 1,500 year-old Hagia Sophia has a tumultuous history and its return to being a mosque is only the latest twist, says a University of Melbourne expert

  10. 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