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  1. 25 June 2018 - Humanities

    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.

  2. 2 May 2018 - Public Affairs

    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.

  3. 2 April 2018 - Science Matters

    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

  4. 11 December 2017 - Humanities

    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

  5. 10 December 2017 - Humanities

    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.

  6. 17 November 2017 - Humanities

    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

  7. 8 November 2017 - Humanities

    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.

  8. 3 November 2017 - Under the Microscope

    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.

  9. Podcast31 October 2017 - Up Close

    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.

  10. 26 October 2017 - Science Matters

    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