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Melbourne is in the midst of a new wave of thinking about how we look at the past also known as the ‘heritage industry’.

A 16th century, 11-metre-long scroll illustrating the history of the world from Biblical times will be on show to the public for the first time, as the centrepiece of an exclusive exhibition of recent acquisitions from the Kerry Stokes collection, to be held at the University of Melbourne for Rare Book Week from July 14.

The University of Melbourne has welcomed this morning’s State Government announcement that will pave the way for the construction of a state-of-the-art building for the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM). 

In a double first, the world-renowned Performance Studies International (PSi) conference is headed to Australia and opening its doors to the public. 

Researchers at the University of Melbourne are recruiting electronic music fans for a study exploring the connection between cravings and the “risky” sounds of dance music. 

Australia’s longest-continuing film school is celebrating its golden anniversary this year and using the milestone to make 50 student films from those 50 years freely available to the public for the first time.

With soundproof flooring, pull-out seats and an attractive light filled piazza complete with a grand piano, the University of Melbourne’s new arts education space studioFive is every arts teacher’s dream.

By analysing the language of 65,000 Facebook users, researchers have found that females used language that was characteristic of compassion and politeness, while masculine language was more hostile and impersonal.

 

Masters Students at the Centre for Advancing Journalism are part of Australia’s largest newsroom, reporting on the 2016 federal election campaign through the UniPollWatch project (www.unipollwatch.org.au), a groundbreaking national student journalism project.

One of the National Library of Australia’s greatest treasures, a 1663 map of New Holland – the map on which all subsequent mapping of Australia is based – has arrived at the University of Melbourne for expert analysis.

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