History / Philosophy

History - Sport - Oct 12
History - Sport
Researchers have investigated ancient leather balls discovered in the graves of horse riders in northwest China. According to the international research team, they are around 3,000 years old, making them the oldest balls in Eurasia.
History - Philosophy - Sep 30

Legal historians in Cluster of Excellence make the work of Dutch legal scholar and moral theologian Leonardus Lessius accessible for the first time - Developed innovative legal and ethical principles - From private law to confession - First volume of edition

Earth Sciences - History - Sep 28
Earth Sciences - History

Researchers have shown that over the past two thousand years, volcanoes have played a larger role in natural temperature variability than previously thought, and their climatic effects may have contributed to past societal and economic change.

Social Sciences - History - Sep 18

In a groundbreaking new study, a University of Chicago researcher used metabolomics-a big-data approach to study small molecules called metabolites-to uncover the relationship between plants and people before and after European colonization of North America.

Life Sciences - History - Sep 16
Life Sciences - History

Invaders, pirates, warriors - the history books taught us that Vikings were brutal predators who travelled by sea from Scandinavia to pillage and raid their way across Europe and beyond.

History - Economics - Sep 29
History - Economics

The city of Zurich supported slavery and slave trade in the 18th century financially and played a role in the deportation of thousands of Africans. Moreover, the city was linked to slavery through the cotton industry, as a study by historians of the University of Zurich shows.

History - Materials Science - Sep 23

Chromium steel - similar to what we know today as tool steel - was first made in Persia, nearly a millennium earlier than experts previously thought, according to a new study led by UCL. The discovery, published in the Journal of Archaeological Science , was made with the aid of a number of medieval Persian manuscripts, which led the researchers to an archaeological site in Chahak, southern Iran.

Social Sciences - History - Sep 17
Social Sciences - History

Traces of violence on 1700 year old skeletons allow researchers to reconstruct warfare and sacrifices of nomads in Siberia. An international and interdisciplinary team of anthropologists, archaeologists and specialists in forensics sciences led by Marco Milella from the University of Bern performed a detailed and revealing analysis of the traumas found on the skeletal remains.

Economics - History - Sep 11

In 1865, Congress set up a bank for newly emancipated Black Americans to help accelerate their economic empowerment. The Freedman's Savings and Trust Company opened in New York, built headquarters in Washington, D.C. and established 37 more branches in quick succession across 17 states.


Selected Jobs
History/Archeology - 05.11.2013
Brückenprofessur für Geschichte und Theorie der Experimentalsysteme Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Art and Design - 11.09.2013
Professur für Historische Musikwissenschaft zum 01.04.2014 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
History/Archeology - 09.10
Assistant Professor University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
History/Archeology - 30.01.2014
Social Science / Humanities Research Associate III - News History Project Research Associate University of Texas at Austin
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