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  1. 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.

  2. 12 August 2019 - Humanities

    A bittersweet history

    Sugar has a bitter history of slavery and exploitation, but University of Melbourne researchers say it's also transformed politics and our modern-day diet.

  3. 8 July 2019 - Science Matters

    Saving the secrets of the jars of Laos

    The mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos, which University of Melbourne archaeologists are working to reveal, has just been made a UNESCO World Heritage site.

  4. 7 June 2019 - Humanities

    What history can really teach us

    History is too intricate to teach simple lessons, but studying it helps in understanding the complexities of the present says a University of Melbourne expert

  5. Podcast3 April 2019 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    The history of paper

    Paper was invented in China before it spread through Central Asia and Europe, but how did paper evolve to become our modern-day office paper?

  6. 11 January 2019 - Go Figure

    Why do some people believe the Earth is flat?

    Although science says the Earth is round, there are some people around who still think it's flat; two University of Melbourne experts look at why.

  7. 26 October 2018 - Humanities

    Treasuring Trove: Why Australia’s digital heritage platform is so special

    The huge public success of Australia's digitised archive Trove is unique in the world, argues a University of Melbourne visiting expert from University of Leeds

  8. 24 October 2018 - Science Matters

    The stories of Australia’s botanical biodiversity

    The University of Melbourne Herbarium has an estimated 150,000 specimens, each with their own story to tell and now the collection is available online.

  9. 22 October 2018 - Learning & Teaching

    Cross-examining western thinking

    The notion of ‘western civillisation’ has divided modern historians; a University of Melbourne expert says we need to explore and question ‘western thinking’.

  10. 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.