The truth behind a pirate legend
Benito de Soto was a ruthless pirate, but University of Melbourne research finds that his story has been re-written to create his modern rebel reputation.
What history tells us about Catalonian independence
As Spain's Catalonia region prepares to respond to an deadline on independence, a University of Melbourne expert looks back at the history of the region.
Catalonian and Scottish independence: Why so different?
Separatists in Catalonia and Scotland share many strategies, but the best way to resolve national tensions is negotiation, says a University of Melbourne expert
Unified no more: Spain spirals towards constitutional crisis
With Catalonia's leaders set to declare independence from Spain, the country is heading for a major constitutional crisis says a University of Melbourne expert.