The milk of amnesia: A brief history of anaesthesia
The discovery of anaesthesia paved the way for modern surgical practice but the science continues to evolve, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Embracing the finite
Ecologist Peter Vitousek explores how living in the Anthropocene will force us to make our way with diminished natural resources.
Learning from the past: Working with WWII refugees
The University of Melbourne looks at the experience of one Australian woman working with refugees in Germany after WWII, and how it informs us now.
Bones of contention
The University of Melbourne's anatomy museum includes Egyptian mummified remains and Ned Kelly's death mask in its large and significant collection.
The stories of a city
Writer Christos Tsiolkas, photographer Zoe Ali and historian Andrew May explore life on a single city block in Melbourne in the exhibition called City Songs.
Power and Pomp at Versailles
Treasures from the Palace of Versailles have come to Australian shores, leaving France for the first time and providing a glimpse of the court's splendour.
Finding the Hidden Hellenism in Melbourne
From the Hoddle Grid to the State Library of Victoria, tour Melbourne through a Greek lens and discover how Hellenic culture has shaped the city.
The era of the citizen historian
Andrew Murray and Hannah Lewi are crowdsourcing history through their PastPort mobile app, part of a new vanguard of citizen historian use of tech.
Edgar Degas: Capturing a world of movement
More than just pretty ballet dancers, Degas work depicts the energy, vitality and daily life of Paris at the end of the 19th century.
The birth of the computer revolution
Professor Justin Zobel looks back sixty years to when computing began in Australia, comparing the changes and the fundamental similarities to computing today.