How did a cockatoo reach 13th century Sicily?
University of Melbourne research has discovered a cockatoo in a 13th century manuscript, revealing the flourishing medieval trade network to Australia's north.
Footy, history and a changing Australia
Aussie Rules has the power to bring people together; but as University of Melbourne researchers discuss, it has also reflected the struggle for social change.
The First Fleet and Australia’s unforgiving weather
In her new book, Dr Joëlle Gergis from the University of Melbourne looks at the history of Australia's harsh climate, from the arrival of the First Fleet to now
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
Why fake news is anything but new
Fake news is not new; news has been falsified from its earliest days when ballads conveyed it to the masses, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Comedy in the trenches
Trench journals provided a much-needed outlet for soldiers in WW1 and the French and Australian publications were similar, says a University of Melbourne expert
Is the Russian Revolution over yet?
100 years after Red October, when Lenin and his Bolsheviks overthrew the Tsarist autocracy, the revolution is still a difficult subject for modern Russia.
The winding road to Yale
University of Melbourne PhD candidate Emma Shortis is the first University of Melbourne student to receive the prestigious Yale Fox International Fellowship.
Is the world suffering from treaty fatigue?
Judge James Crawford on the diminishing appetite of nation states to join new international agreements or remain in established ones.
The hi-tech archaeological scientists
Archaeological science combines technology and history to answer ancient questions; a new University of Melbourne chair looks to advance those specialist skills