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  1. Darius von Güttner on Bona Sforza and Polish Foreign Policy (1518–1548)

    A video recording of Darius von Güttner’s presentation to the SHAPS Fellows & Associates Seminar (January 2021).

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/shaps-research/2021/01/27/darius-von-guttner-on-bona-sforza-and-polish-foreign-policy-1518-48

  2. David Palmer on Korean Forced Laborers in Wartime Japan

    During World War II, Imperial Japan relied on hundreds of thousands of Koreans for its economy. Authorities transported almost 800,000 Koreans from their homeland by force from 1939 to 1945 in the largest migration of non-Japanese into Japan in the country’s history. SHAPS Associate in History Dr David Palmer presented his research on this topic to the SHAPS Fellows & Associates seminar in October 2020.

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/shaps-research/2021/01/07/searching-for-mass-graves-of-korean-forced-laborers-from-wartime-japan

  3. The Queen who Defied the Holy Roman Emperor

    An Italian-born princess and sole heir to the Sforza dukedom, the life of Bona Sforza helps us understand how elite Renaissance women acquired, maintained and negotiated power. …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/shaps-research/2020/12/20/the-queen-who-defied-the-holy-roman-emperor

  4. ‘Donkey Work’ and the History of Labour

    Kathryn Smithies, Associate in History, recently published the book Introducing the Medieval Ass, on the cultural and socio-economic history of the donkey (previously known as the ass) …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/shaps-research/2020/11/20/donkeywork

  5. The Uncounted Death Toll of Coronavirus in Aged Care

    Associate in History Marama Whyte reflects on the acute crisis in the aged care sector that has been revealed so tragically by the pandemic.

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/shaps-research/2020/11/04/the-uncounted-death-toll-of-coronavirus-in-aged-care

  6. Feminism and the History of Democracy

    The English historian Catharine Macaulay (1731–1791) was one of the leading radical thinkers of her time and, yet, she has been largely forgotten today. In this …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/shaps-research/2020/11/02/feminism-and-the-history-of-democracy

  7. Darius von Güttner on Bona Sforza, Queen of Poland

    Bona (1494–1557) was the Sforza heir to the throne of Milan and became the Queen of Poland. She was a key figure in the politics and …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/shaps-research/2020/10/20/born-to-rule-bona-sforza-queen-of-poland

  8. Federation Stars: The Meanings of Popular Astronomy in Australia at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

    In 1901 a new flag was chosen to represent a new nation, and the central emblem was a constellation of the southern sky. By this time, …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/shaps-research/2020/10/12/federation-stars-the-meanings-of-popular-astronomy-in-australia-at-the-turn-of-the-twentieth-century

  9. Pirates or Partners?

    Famed as the home of the dreaded Barbary pirates, the ‘scourge of Christendom’, for many early modern Europeans and Britons, the Maghreb was a distant and …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/shaps-research/2020/09/08/pirates-or-partners

  10. Is This the Earliest Depiction of a Dodo in Art?

    The Jagiellonian arrases – tapestries that decorate the walls of Wawel Castle in Poland – may be one of the earliest known artistic representation of the …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/shaps-research/2020/08/07/is-this-the-earliest-depiction-of-a-dodo-in-art

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