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  1. 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

  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. 16 May 2020 - Humanities

    Will COVID-19 end globalisation?

    Could COVID-19 end globalisation as we know it? A University of Melbourne expert says history demonstrates the dynamism and resilience of global connections.

  4. 10 May 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    The world needs nurses now more than ever

    A University of Melbourne expert says International Nurses Day is a chance to acknowledge the integral part nursing plays on the frontline of COVID-19.

  5. 21 April 2020 - Humanities

    Journal of the plague year

    Universities, including University of Melbourne, are collaborating to crowd-source and archive accounts of the COVID-19 pandemic for use by future historians.

  6. Podcast15 April 2020 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    How have plagues and pandemics influenced the arts?

    University of Melbourne experts describe how throughout history, writers and artists have explored the impact of plagues and pandemics on humanity.

  7. 5 April 2020 - Inside Business

    The lessons from past pandemics

    From the bubonic plague to the Spanish flu, pandemics are not new, but a University of Melbourne expert says the 21st century has advancements and challenges.

  8. 13 February 2020 - Humanities

    Our savage history of fighting bushfires

    As Australia endures horror bushfires, a new project by the University of Melbourne is discovering the country’s historical firefighters who lost their lives.

  9. 28 November 2019 - Humanities

    Castles, caves and rock shelters

    In the rugged landscape of Georgia, University of Melbourne archaeologists are helping to reveal a medieval world protected by castles, caves and rock shelters

  10. 10 September 2019 - Humanities

    Bringing ancient Rome to life

    What film adaptions of Ancient Rome do historians like the most? We ask four University of Melbourne experts to give us their favourite screen visions of Rome.