South East Asia
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.
Timor-Leste’s political impasse
Timor-Leste's elections need to resolve its political crisis so issues of policy like reducing poverty can be addressed, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Words and war: The role of the linguist in conflict resolution
Language can divide, but it is also key to uniting people. Professor Jo Lo Bianco from the University of Melbourne works in conflict zones, including Myanmar.
Is Australia becoming the ‘lonely’ country?
Australia's US focus is putting it out of step with an Asia recognising China's growing leadership, says a new survey by University of Melbourne's Asialink
Rebuilding cultural heritage after disaster
A University of Melbourne team helped restore precious churches after the 2013 Philippine earthquake, adapting established Western conservation practices.