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Education - Religions - 06.01.2014

Religions - History / Archeology - 20.12.2013
£245,000 for research into England’s first Deaf church
Dr William John Lyons, senior lecturer in the University of Bristol's Department of Religion and Theology, has secured a three year Leverhulme Trust project grant worth £244,911 for his project 'Scripture, dissent and Deaf space: St Saviour's, Oxford Street'.

Religions - 18.12.2013
Agreement could secure future of Ushaw College as centre for international research
Agreement could secure future of Ushaw College as centre for international research
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Religions - History / Archeology - 16.12.2013
The surprising story of Mongolian shamanism
MIT anthropologist finds that after Soviet domination, a rebirth of shamanism helped Mongolia rewrite its own history.

Religions - Linguistics / Literature - 14.12.2013
Cambridge University Library bids to purchase early Gospel manuscript
Cambridge University Library plans to raise £1.1m to purchase an outstanding Biblical manuscript.

Religions - History / Archeology - 05.12.2013
Souvenirs, legacies and a little town called Bethlehem
Souvenirs, legacies and a little town called Bethlehem
Souvenirs, legacies and a little town called Bethlehem The Christmas story is celebrated in carols and nativity plays throughout the Christian world.

Religions - History / Archeology - 04.12.2013
An Illuminating History About One of Broadway's Most Beloved Musicals
An Illuminating History About One of Broadway’s Most Beloved Musicals
Tradition! Tradition! Alisa Solomon , a professor at the Graduate School of Journalism , has written a book about a musical that was so wildly successful, it became a tradition all its own.

Astronomy / Space Science - Religions - 26.11.2013
Jesuit: God and science are not incompatible
Jesuit: God and science are not incompatible
"Did God create the universe?" asked the Rev. George Coyne, a Jesuit priest, in the semiannual Beggs Lecture on Science, Spirituality and Society Nov. Answering his own question, Coyne, the McDevitt Professor of Religious Philosophy at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, N.Y., admitted, "I don't know." A former director of the Vatican Observatory, Coyne said the universe, at 13.8 billion years old, is a perpetually evolving continuum, home to hundreds of billions of galaxies thousands of light-years across that contain hundreds of billions of stars.

Linguistics / Literature - Religions - 23.11.2013
’Writing is but another form of conversation’: Laurence Sterne at 300
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman turned a Yorkshire clergyman into a literary celebrity.

Religions - Linguistics / Literature - 22.11.2013
A literary treasure, unveiled
A literary treasure, unveiled Harvard displays rare and valuable copy of 1640 'Bay Psalm Book' T he evening of Jan.

Religions - 11.11.2013
India: World's 'most interesting democratic experiment'
India: World's 'most interesting democratic experiment'
In 1947 India was 550 independent states with 350 million people speaking more than two dozen languages and practicing a variety of religions.

Linguistics / Literature - Religions - 08.11.2013
Team helps preserve Oldham's Book of Remembrance
Team helps preserve Oldham’s Book of Remembrance
08 Nov 2013 A team from The University of Manchester Library has helped save Oldham's Book of Remembrance ahead of this Sunday's Remembrance Service.

Religions - Earth Sciences - 08.11.2013
CS Lewis: 50 years after his death a new scholarship will honour his literary career
CS Lewis, creator of some of the most-loved children's stories and also a scholar of medieval and early modern literature, died half a century ago on 22 November.

Religions - Social Sciences - 07.11.2013
How do we learn to be religious?
Muslims in the UK more effectively pass on their faith to the next generation than other religious groups, according to a new book by Cardiff researchers.

Pedagogy - Religions - 07.11.2013
Never too young to talk about death?
Talking to children about death is a difficult and delicate task, but it is sometimes also necessary.

Architecture - Religions - 06.11.2013
The secret language of sacred spaces: new book on religious architecture launched in Bristol
The Secret Language of Sacred Spaces, a richly-illustrated overview of the religious architecture of the world by University of Bristol historian Jon Cannon, will be launched at St Stephen's Church, Bristol this Saturday [9 November].

Religions - 06.11.2013
Sussex IR academic commissioned by Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to work on religious freedom and peace
Sussex IR academic commissioned by Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to work on religious freedom and peace Research undertaken at Sussex on religion and international relations by Senior Lecturer

Religions - Social Sciences - 01.11.2013
Reproductive Issues Are Key Factor in Predicting Religiosity, Say Penn Psychologists
Reproductive Issues Are Key Factor in Predicting Religiosity, Say Penn Psychologists
Some people are deeply religious and others not at all. Evolutionary psychologists are interested in determining the functions of religiosity in social life that lead to this diversity.

Religions - Linguistics / Literature - 01.11.2013
Time Lord show is Who's who of faith
Time Lord show is Who’s who of faith
01 Nov 2013 One of Britain's most popular TV shows ever should be recognised for its contribution to the UK's religious culture, according to a University of Manchester academic.

Social Sciences - Religions - 31.10.2013
Counter terrorism and Birmingham: A conversation with Dr Chris Allen
Dr Chris Allen, one of the country's leading experts on Islamophobia, will hold an open discussion on counter terrorism and Birmingham, as part of this year's Economic and Social Research Council's Festival of Social Science.

History / Archeology - Religions - 21.10.2013
The queen and the sculptor
The queen and the sculptor Egyptologist thinks he has found tomb of artist who created famed bust of Nefertiti F or those of us aging fast, it is nice to know that one the most beautiful faces in the world is more than 3,300 years old.

Art and Design - Religions - 18.10.2013
First Dictionary of Hymnology for more than a Century is launched
First Dictionary of Hymnology for more than a Century is launched
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Linguistics / Literature - Religions - 14.10.2013
Why do we read (and write) novels?
On the eve of the Man Booker prize, our insatiable appetite for fiction (and fascination with those who create it) comes sharply into focus.

Religions - 04.10.2013
Victorian rebel hymn book becomes CD
Victorian rebel hymn book becomes CD
04 Oct 2013 A tiny 165-year-old pamphlet identified by a University of Manchester academic as the only surviving copy of a Chartist hymn book has been transformed into a CD by a veteran protest singer.

Religions - Law - 11.09.2013
Unfair treatment faith groups ’persists’, finds study
11 Sep 2013 Ten years after England and Wales' first law against religious discrimination a University of Derby-led project reveals institutions are making progress but that reports of unfair treatment from people of different religions or beliefs continue. Research for the report Religion and Belief, Discrimination and Equality in England and Wales: A Decade of Continuity and Change was led by Paul Weller, Professor of Inter-Religious Relations at Derby, working with Oxford and Manchester universities.

Religions - 27.08.2013
Ethnic profiler for every part of England and Wales available online
27 Aug 2013 A fascinating free interactive tool has been published online by University of Manchester researchers, which allows you to calculate the ethnic profile of where you live.

Administration - Religions - 17.08.2013
Reporting from Zimbabwe: a visit to Harare’s biggest township
In the township of Mbare, anthropology student Rowan Jones finds a complex picture of poverty and propaganda - plus a baffling level of support for Mugabe.

Religions - Administration - 14.08.2013

Religions - 13.08.2013

Religions - 12.08.2013
Dear digital diary
A powerful life-logging tool which captures and stores memorable moments in people's lives is being developed by two researchers who argue that it could improve public well-being.

Religions - 09.08.2013
'Christians airbrushed women out of history'
‘Christians airbrushed women out of history’
09 Aug 2013 A band of forgotten women were hugely influential in the rise of Christianity, a five-year study has found.

Religions - Administration - 05.08.2013
New on-line forum on faith and public policy aims to prompt ’spirited debate’
Are Muslims effective participants in governance or are they victims of policies over which they have little say?

Religions - Administration - 02.08.2013
Empowering women in Afghanistan
By placing some women in local leadership positions, an innovative development aid program integrates women into civic life, and may have economic benefits. In recent decades, Afghanistan has been a notoriously difficult place for women to participate in civic matters.

Religions - Linguistics / Literature - 26.07.2013
"Nudity does not liberate me and I do not need saving"
When radical feminists took their cause from Europe to North Africa, the outcome was a deepening of the divides they sought to break down.

Religions - Health - 20.07.2013
Pupils discover new treatment to stop the spread of worm infection
Pupils discover new treatment to stop the spread of worm infection
20 Jul 2013 Pupils from inner-city Manchester have been working with scientists at The University of Manchester to carry out research into a condition which affects around one billion people worldwide. The 29 youngsters from Trinity Church of England High School in Hulme, conducted an eight-week experiment with scientists from the University's Institute of Inflammation and Repair looking at the development of eggs from worms that infect your gut.

Religions - Philosophy - 18.07.2013
Memorial service set for Robert Hamerton-Kelly, former dean of the chapel
Hamerton-Kelly spent more than two decades working at Stanford, including 13 years as dean of Stanford Memorial Church and 10 years as a senior research scholar in ethics.

Religions - 16.07.2013
Migration's effects across cultural, religious, racial lines
Associate professor of English Jane Juffer examines the effects of an influx of Latinos on small Midwestern towns in her new book, "Intimacy Across Borders: Race, Religion and Migration in the U.S. Midwest"(Temple University Press).

Religions - Social Sciences - 15.07.2013
From China to U.S., the game of mahjong shaped modern America, says Stanford scholar
From China to U.S., the game of mahjong shaped modern America, says Stanford scholar
PhD candidate Annelise Heinz tracks the intersection of race and gender in 20th-century American culture through a study of the game of mahjong.

Religions - 12.07.2013

Religions - 08.07.2013
UCL launches new BA in Ancient Languages
UCL launches new BA in Ancient Languages
UCL Hebrew & Jewish Studies and UCL Greek & Latin have announced a new BA in Ancient Languages which will enable students to study an unparalleled range of ancient languages and textual traditions for the first time in the UK.

Religions - Linguistics / Literature - 26.06.2013
Language fuels the Balkans' ethnic tensions, linguist says
Nowhere has linguistic research involved more discord than in the Balkans.

Religions - Social Sciences - 26.06.2013
Christians tweet more happily, less analytically than atheists
University of Illinois psychology professor Jesse Preston, left, graduate student Ryan Ritter and graduate student Ivan Hernandez (not pictured) investigated the social, emotional and analytical content of the tweets of more than 16,000 Christian and atheist followers on Twitter. CHAMPAIGN, Ill. A computer analysis of nearly 2 million text messages (tweets) on the online social network Twitter found that Christians use more positive words, fewer negative words and engage in less analytical thinking than atheists.

Religions - Economics / Business - 25.06.2013
America will never be gay and lesbian friendly, says researcher
America will never be gay and lesbian friendly, says researcher
25 Jun 2013 The relationship between church, state and the international crisis facing welfare finance is the root cause of why some countries are friendlier to same-sex couples than others, says a University of Manchester researcher.

Social Sciences - Religions - 19.06.2013
Belief that honour killings are ’justified’ still prevalent among Jordan’s next generation, study shows
Belief that honour killings are 'justified' still prevalent among Jordan's next generation, study shows New research into attitudes of 15-year-olds in Middle Eastern nation shows that the practice of

Religions - Administration - 06.06.2013
2011 Census: Muslims and Sikhs most likely to feel British
2011 Census: Muslims and Sikhs most likely to feel British
06 Jun 2013 Muslims and Sikhs are the religious groups most likely to feel British, according to new analysis of the 2011 Census by University of Manchester researchers.

Art and Design - Religions - 03.06.2013
Stanford scholar looks at the commercialization of Christian rock
Stanford scholar looks at the commercialization of Christian rock
Through a study of the booming Christian music industry, a Stanford professor finds that the commercialization of Christian rock may be undermining its spiritual purpose.
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