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  1. 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

  2. Exploring the History of Whales and Whaling

    A number of our graduates go on to pursue careers in the GLAM sector – that is, Galleries, Libraries, Archives & Museums. Charlotte Colding Smith completed …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/shaps-research/2020/09/04/exploring-the-history-of-whales-and-whaling

  3. Body-makers and Farthingale-makers in Seventeenth-century London

    By 1700 tailors no longer dominated England’s garment marketplace, as stay-makers, mantua-makers and seamstresses began to produce key items of female dress previously made by tailors. …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/shaps-research/2020/09/03/body-makers-and-farthingale-makers-in-seventeenth-century-london

  4. The Bishop with 150 Wives

    Francis Xavier Gsell is famous for his work among the Tiwi people, from whom he purchased the marriage rights to young women as part of a …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/shaps-research/2020/08/17/the-bishop-with-150-wives

  5. “Ffor Whalebones to it”: The Baleen Trade and Fashion in Sixteenth-century Europe

    During the sixteenth century the bodies of Europe’s elites began to change in size and form as men and women adopted wide starched ruffs and collars, …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/shaps-research/2020/08/17/ffor-whalebones-to-it

  6. The Inaugural SHAPS Optimus Awards

    In 2019 SHAPS Head of School Professor Margaret Cameron launched a new set of annual awards. Through the Optimus Awards, SHAPS will recognise and celebrate members …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/shaps-research/2020/08/14/the-inaugural-shaps-optimus-awards

  7. Meet the 2020 Hansen PhD Scholar Cat Gay

    The Hansen Trust, established to advance the study of History at University of Melbourne, includes an annual PhD scholarship to the doctoral program in History in …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/shaps-research/2020/08/12/cat-gay-hansen-phd-scholarship-holder-2020

  8. 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

  9. Sport, Community and Everyday Life: World War One and COVID-19 Compared

    For many Australians, the economic pain brought by the COVID-19 crisis has been compounded by the disruption caused to sporting activities. For football-loving Melburnians, the very …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/shaps-research/2020/07/31/sport-community-everyday-life

  10. What Today’s News Has in Common with Early Execution Ballads

    Violence, corruption and murder dominate our modern headlines, but little has changed since execution ballads were sung in sixteenth-century Europe. In this article, republished from Pursuit, …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/shaps-research/2020/07/20/what-todays-news-has-in-common-with-early-execution-ballads

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