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Abraham Lincoln: Developing Executive Power

                    Associate Professor Timothy Lynch

Testosterone Rex: Death of a Legend

                    Professor Cordelia Fine

Julius Caesar and the Power of Image

                    Dr Rhiannon Evans

Cleopatra and Other Women Who Led Rome

                    Dr Rhiannon Evans

The Greatness of George Washington and Other Myths: The Symbolic Power of Leadership

                    Dr Matthew Laing

Ten Outrageous Leaders

                    Dr Frederick Vervaert

President Trump and Asia’s Changing Geopolitics

                    Professor Nick Bisley

Machiavelli’s Ethics and the Medici Banking Empire

                    Associate Professor Peter Howard

Donald Trump, Populism, and the West

                    Dr Matthew Laing


Great Women       

Women in Australian History

                    Professor Joy Damousi

Warrior Queens, Philosophers, and Other Women in Ancient Greece

                    Dr James H.K.O. Chong-Gossard

Leading Women on Shakespeare’s All-Male Stage

                    Dr David McInnis


Managing Change

The French Revolution: Mismanaging Change

                    Professor Peter McPhee

Crossroads of Civilisations

                    Dr Steven Curry

Why Reagan and Carter Couldn’t: Leading Reform in Times of Change

                    Dr Matthew Laing

How the Roman Army Learned from Their Campaigns

                    Dr Frederick Vervaert

Implementing the Melbourne Model

                    Professor Peter McPhee

Change and Leadership in Shakespeare

                    Dr David McInnis

Managing Change in the Medieval World: Saints, Sinners, and Impossible Ideals

                    Professor Constant Mews


History of Melbourne

A City Remade: The Economic, Cultural, and Demographic Transformation of Inner Melbourne

                    Associate Professor Seamus O’Hanlon

Language and Power in Melbourne: Then and Now

                    Dr Nadia Rhook

History of the Book Trade in Melbourne

                    Dr Stuart Kells

History and Future of Death in Melbourne

                    Hannah Gould

There Goes the Neighbourhood: The Changing History of Suburban Melbourne

                    Dr Andrew Lemon

History of Australian Rules Football

                    Professor Joy Damousi

Colonial Australian Gothic Fiction

                    Professor Ken Gelder



What Good is Free Speech?

                    Bob Simpson

Taking Action on Climate Change

                    Dr Holly Lawford-Smith

Complicity and Collaboration: Poland and France

                    Dr Daniella Doron

Disentangling the Drone Debate

                    Professor Rob Sparrow

What’s Wrong with Unearned Income?

                    Dr Daniel Halliday

The Death Penalty

                    Julian McMahon

Criminal Punishment and Luck

                    Dr Holly Lawford-Smith

Bearing Witness to Trauma and Mass Atrocities

                    Dr Noah Shenker

The Concentration Camp Universe

                    Dr Daniella Doron

Private Schools, Nuclear Weapons, and SUVs: Wasteful Competition and the Problem of Arms Races

                    Dr Daniel Halliday


Indigenous History and Culture                                       

What’s the Problem? Attributing Authorship in Australian Art

                    Associate Professor Robyn Sloggett

The Australian Paleodiet: 50,000 Years in the Making

                    Dr Jillian Garvey

History Writ in Stone: Stories from Stone Age Tools

                    Dr Caroline Spry

The Art of Healing: Bush Medicine and Contemporary Art

                    Dr Jacqueline Healy


General Interest                                                        

As Luck Would Have It: Discovery in the Digital Age

                    Professor Deb Verhoeven

Finding Meaning in an Ocean of Data

                    Professor Greg Restall

Trust in Public and Private Life

                    Dr Karen Jones

Tomb of the Diver

                    Dr Gillian Shepherd

Grief and Stoicism

                    Professor Dan Russell

Shame and Honour: Homer’s Iliad in the 21st Century

                    Jeff Richardson

A Study in Corporate Growth: the Story of Penguin Books

                    Dr Stuart Kells

Life, Law, and Desire: Buddhism in Contemporary Life

                    Dr Lewis Mayo

History, Governance, and the Culture of Japan

                    Dr Carolyn Stevens