History from the Centre Square is a weekly dip back into Australian Rules football history with Jordy Silverstein and Mary Tomsic, two historians at the University of Melbourne.

Taking the State Library of Victoria’s digitised collection of the Footy Record as our inspiration, each week we reveal footy’s past and its place in the present.



Mary Tomsic researches and writes about visuals cultures and child refugees, Australian film history, gender histories and works hard to #bemorebulldog every day.





Jordy Silverstein researches and writes about Holocaust memory, Australian Jewish sexualities, child refugee policy and her true love, the mighty Saints.