The Queen who defied the Holy Roman Emperor
A University of Melbourne expert says Italian-born princess, Queen Bona, helps us understand how Renaissance women acquired, maintained and negotiated power.
A distant mirror of disruption
A new exhibition of Renaissance books from the Kerry Stokes Collection captures the moment when printed books began to challenge the the handwritten volume.
The politics of high heels
High heels have been part of high fashion since the Renaissance, sparking debates about gender, identity and femininity.
Bewitched and beguiled by art
Over the course of his career, the University of Melbourne's Professor Charles Zika has led the study of witches and witchcraft as depicted in works of art.