Did Charles Dickens invent Christmas?
While Charles Dickens didn’t actually invent Christmas, he did renew and redefine its generous spirit in A Christmas Carol, says University of Melbourne expert.
Think you know your Ancient History?
Test your Classics knowledge against University of Melbourne experts in our Ancient History quiz - part of the Faculty of Arts' Being Human Festival.
A warning as history grimly echoes in Ukraine
Atrocities in Bucha and elsewhere in Ukraine recall the horrific memories of the Katyn massacre in 1940 and Soviet denials says University of Melbourne expert
The past is never in the past
Contrary to Putin’s propaganda, Ukraine’s history is long and echoes amid the war now raging following the Russian invasion, says University of Melbourne expert
Understanding modern attacks on Gandhi
Statues of Mahatma Gandhi have been vandalised or removed around the world ; University of Melbourne experts explore why his likeness faces attacks today.
Our sensory experience of the pandemic
COVID-19 transformed people's sensory environment and researchers at University of Melbourne and Anglia Ruskin University are tracking people's experiences
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
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.
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.
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