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History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics
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Business/Economics - History/Archeology
14.12.2017
Mistletoe and (a large) wine: seven-fold increase in wine glass size over 300 years
Mistletoe and (a large) wine: seven-fold increase in wine glass size over 300 years
Our Georgian and Victorian ancestors probably celebrated Christmas with more modest wine consumption than we do today - if the size of their wine glasses are anything to go by. Researchers at the University of Cambridge have found that the capacity of wine glasses has increased seven-fold over the past 300 years, and most steeply in the last two decades as wine consumption rose.
History/Archeology - Business/Economics
12.12.2017
Axis powers miscalculated after early advantages in WWII, Stanford scholar says
By 1942, the Axis powers seemed invincible. But the course of the war soon changed in ways that offer lessons for the U.S. and its allies in today's world, said Victor Davis Hanson, a Hoover Institution senior fellow.
History/Archeology
07.12.2017
Venezuelan rock art mapped in unprecedented detail
Venezuelan rock art mapped in unprecedented detail
Rock engravings located in Western Venezuela - including some of the largest recorded anywhere in the world - have been mapped in unprecedented detail by UCL researchers.
History/Archeology - Religions
04.12.2017
Pop-up mints and coins made from prayers
Pop-up mints and coins made from prayers
In the tumultuous upheaval of the English Civil War, Royalist castles under siege used 'pop-up' mints to make coins to pay their soldiers.
History/Archeology - Computer Science/Telecom
16.11.2017
The race to save 50 shipwrecks from looters in Southeast Asia
Museums can play a key role in the protection of shipwrecks, alongside strategic recovery and legislative steps, writes PhD candidate Natali Pearson.
History/Archeology - Arts and Design
16.11.2017
Banaba’s history of exploitation on display
While Australia got rich off the exports of its phosphate empire: wheat, dairy and meat, Banaba was being systematically ravaged.
History/Archeology - Careers/Employment
14.11.2017
Archaeology : Medieval treasure unearthed at the Abbey of Cluny
Archaeology : Medieval treasure unearthed at the Abbey of Cluny
In mid-September, a large treasure was unearthed during a dig at the Abbey of Cluny, in the French department of Saône-et-Loire: 2,200 silver deniers and oboles, 21 Islamic gold dinars, a signet ring,1 and other objects made of gold.
History/Archeology - Politics
14.11.2017
Campus speaker: Who is Antifa, anyway?
Campus speaker: Who is Antifa, anyway?
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History/Archeology - Medicine/Pharmacology
10.11.2017
History/Archeology - Media
10.11.2017
Stanford University Press celebrates 125th anniversary
Image credit: Stanford Historical Photograph Collection, Stanford Department of Special Collections and University Archives Since its inception in 1892, Stanford University Press has published thousands of books and other research works authored by faculty at Stanford and across the world.
History/Archeology - Life Sciences
09.11.2017
10 notable books published by Stanford University Press
The Stanford University Press has published a diverse and influential portfolio of scholarly work over the past 125 years, including works on U.S. economics, marine biology and the ancient Mayan civilization.
Literature/Linguistics - History/Archeology
08.11.2017
Archaeologists uncover rare 2,000-year-old sundial during Roman theatre excavation
Archaeologists uncover rare 2,000-year-old sundial during Roman theatre excavation
A 2,000-year-old intact and inscribed sundial - one of only a handful known to have survived - has been recovered during the excavation of a roofed theatre in the Roman town of Interamna Lirenas, near Monte Cassino, in Italy.
Careers/Employment - History/Archeology
08.11.2017
UCL hosts event on conserving contemporary art
UCL hosts event on conserving contemporary art
As part of UCL Art Museum's exhibition The composition has been reversed , a group including curators, artists, a historian and a conservator met yesterday to discuss issues unique to the conservation of contemporary art.
History/Archeology
06.11.2017
Negotiating Brexit - an insider view with Sir Jonathan Faull
Negotiating Brexit - an insider view with Sir Jonathan Faull
The dynamics and factors that led to Brexit were poorly understood in Brussels and member state capitals, according to Sir Jonathan Faull - a former high-ranking official of the European Commission.
History/Archeology
02.11.2017
A feather in your cap: inside the symbolic universe of Renaissance Europe
A feather in your cap: inside the symbolic universe of Renaissance Europe
Today, feathers are an extravagant accessory in fashion; 500 years ago, however, they were used to constitute culture, artistry, good health and even courage in battle.
History/Archeology - Administration/Government
01.11.2017
Flanders and Wales
The Welsh and Flemish experience of the Passchendaele campaign is under the spotlight at a free event in Cardiff Bay this month.
Social Sciences - History/Archeology
31.10.2017
Pre-Inka elites and the social life of fragments
Pre-Inka elites and the social life of fragments
Objects unearthed in the Andes tell new stories of societies lacking hierarchical leadership in the time before the Inka Empire. Distinctive clay urns with painted motifs showing serpents, frogs and birds, as well as human facial features, were found to contain the skeletal remains of young infants. The town of Borgatta was built in the Argentinean Andes sometime in the tenth century.
History/Archeology - Environment/Sustainable Development
31.10.2017
Three ways to preserve a Neolithic site
Three ways to preserve a Neolithic site
An EPFL study commissioned by the Canton of Bern has come up with three possible ways of protecting the Sutz-Lattrigen archaeological site, which offers a rare insight into the lives of pile dwellers.
Careers/Employment - History/Archeology
27.10.2017
Dissecting effects of 1960s anti-poverty programs on present U.S
Stanford postdoctoral scholar Claire Dunning traces the history and effects of New Careers, a 1960s federal anti-poverty program.
History/Archeology - Earth Sciences
27.10.2017
New Chair to advance scientific understanding of Indigenous Australian rock art
A new Chair in Archaeological Science will be created at the University of Melbourne, thanks to donations from the Kimberley Foundation Australia (KFA), Allan Myers and the Minderoo Foundation.
Literature/Linguistics - History/Archeology
26.10.2017
The man who tried to read all the books in the world
The man who tried to read all the books in the world
One man's quest to create a library of everything, 500 years before Google Books was conceived, foreshadowed the challenges of 'big data' and our reliance on search algorithms to make sense of it all.
History/Archeology
26.10.2017
New challenge to centuries-old theories on Roman glass
It's not about proving people wrong, it's about correcting the historical record and reviving and restoring a technique lost for over 2,000 years. New research from The Australian National University (ANU) is challenging centuries-old theories on how ancient Roman cameo glass was made and suggests the British Museum's most famous Roman glasswork is wrongly classified.
Mathematics - History/Archeology
25.10.2017
David L. Wallace, statistician who helped identify Federalist Papers authors, 1928-2017
Prof. Emeritus David L. Wallace, a statistician who co-authored a book that revealed the answer to one of American history's most enduring questions, died on Oct.
Mathematics - History/Archeology
25.10.2017
David L. Wallace, statistician who helped identify Federalist Paper authors, 1928-2017
Prof. Emeritus David L. Wallace, a statistician who co-authored a book that revealed the answer to one of American history's most enduring questions, died on Oct.
Religions - History/Archeology
24.10.2017
Animating objects: what material culture can tell us about domestic devotions
Animating objects: what material culture can tell us about domestic devotions
Rustic figurines of a resigned-looking Virgin clutching her child may have no obvious literary or artistic merit to us today.
History/Archeology - Earth Sciences
24.10.2017
Keeping it in the family: Inheritance in Victorian and Edwardian Britain
Keeping it in the family: Inheritance in Victorian and Edwardian Britain
Inheritance has been a topic of fascination in Britain for centuries. It provides a tantalising glimpse of what people are worth, and offers a reliable dose of drama about how wealth is passed on, who gets richer, and who misses out.
History/Archeology
24.10.2017
Fact checkers outperform historians when evaluating online information
A new report from the Stanford History Education Group finds that fact checkers read less but learn more - far outpacing historians and top college students.
History/Archeology
23.10.2017
First ever Global South professor announced
Professor Rosinka Chaudhuri has been appointed Oxford University's first ever Global South-Mellon Visiting Professor.
Architecture - History/Archeology
23.10.2017
Tracing historic Japanese architecture
Tracing historic Japanese architecture
The TU Wien is planning a photogrammetric survey of historically important models of traditional Japanese buildings.
History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics
19.10.2017
U-M looks to identify men in rare African-American Civilian Conservation Corps collection
ANN ARBOR-The University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library has recently acquired 30 rare photos from two African-American Civilian Conservation Corps camps in Michigan during the Great Depression: the Bitely and Free Soil camps.
History/Archeology
19.10.2017
Reconsidering United States’ Reconstruction era, Gilded Age
Stanford's Richard White, an American historian, analyzes the United States' history from 1865 to 1896 and provides a fresh perspective on the time period, which was marked by rising inequality and corruption.
Literature/Linguistics - History/Archeology
18.10.2017
Is it better to remember or forget? New seminar series launches on Friday
In a free, public event, the Sierra Leone-British novelist and journalist Aminatta Forna will discuss her search for the truth about the death of her father, and explore questions about commemoration.
History/Archeology - Social Sciences
18.10.2017
Living in a material world: why 'things' matter
Living in a material world: why ’things’ matter
Things structure our lives. They enrich us, embellish us and express our hopes and fears.
History/Archeology
17.10.2017
The Puzzle to Plugging the Worst Natural Gas Release in History
The Puzzle to Plugging the Worst Natural Gas Release in History
How Berkeley Lab experts simulated the leak and are helping to shape safety regulations in the wake of the Aliso Canyon disaster By the time Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) scien
History/Archeology - Sport Sciences
16.10.2017
Minecraft slavery plantation programme for classrooms
Historians at the University of Glasgow will today (Monday 16 October 2017) officially launch a computer representation of 18th century plantations in Minecraft to help school children engage with the history of slavery.
History/Archeology - Careers/Employment
13.10.2017
Stanford Humanities Center now country’s largest humanities institute
Caroline Winterer, director of the Stanford Humanities Center, lectures in front of an audience. (Image credit: L.A. Cicero) As of this fall, the Stanford Humanities Center supports about 50 scholars annually, more than any other humanities institute in the country.
Environment/Sustainable Development - History/Archeology
13.10.2017
Life Sciences - History/Archeology
12.10.2017
RIP-Jeremy-the-lefty-garden-snail
A ‘one in a million' mutant garden snail, who achieved international notoriety after a public appeal was launched to help find him a mate, has died.
History/Archeology - Social Sciences
12.10.2017
Two million years of human stories
Two million years of human stories
Every object in the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology tells not just one but many stories. The Museum's collections chronicle two million years of human history, revealing the diversity of human life over millennia and the ongoing dynamism of world cultures in the present.
History/Archeology - Business/Economics
12.10.2017
U-M Solar Car's second-place finish best in team history in Australia
U-M Solar Car’s second-place finish best in team history in Australia
ADELAIDE, Australia-In an innovative, bullet-shaped car, the University of Michigan Solar Car Team took an historic second place today in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, an 1,800-mile race across the Australian Outback.
Arts and Design - History/Archeology
12.10.2017
Mozart’s last opera ignites the magical voices of future opera stars
Rising opera stars at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music will be put through their operatic paces when they take to the stage this month to perform Mozart's final and most popular opera of all time.
Religions - History/Archeology
11.10.2017
A window into convent life in early modern Europe
A window into convent life in early modern Europe
In 1598, the first English convent was established in Brussels by a group of women who chose to flee an increasingly anti-Catholic England to follow the religious life.
Computer Science/Telecom - History/Archeology
11.10.2017
Alumnus Named MacArthur Fellow
Cybersecurity expert Stefan Savage , a 1991 graduate of Carnegie Mellon University's Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences , is one of 24 winners of MacArthur Foundation Fellowships , often known as "genius grants.
Environment/Sustainable Development - History/Archeology
10.10.2017
Soot-covered birds provide clues to 20th-century pollution
Horned Larks collected in Illinois between 1904 and 1916 (left) and California and British Columbia between 1903 and 1922 (right) show the effects that coal soot had on bird feathers. Horned Larks are cute songbirds with white bellies and yellow chins-at least, now they are. One hundred years ago, at the height of urban smoke pollution in the United States, their pale feathers were stained dark gray by soot in the atmosphere.
Physics/Materials Science - History/Archeology
10.10.2017
From golden emperor to filled Buddha
With PSI's neutron beams, metal objects can be rendered transparent. This helps archaeologists not only to see what is hidden in their hollow spaces.
History/Archeology
10.10.2017
'Don't put yourself through it again': Thatcher papers reveal 'distress' after bruising election win
’Don’t put yourself through it again’: Thatcher papers reveal ’distress’ after bruising election win
Margaret Thatcher's third and final election victory dominates the 50,000 pages of her personal papers for the year 1987 - opening to the public from today at Churchill College, Cambridge.
History/Archeology
06.10.2017
Bringing the sunken secrets of WWII to the surface
A new website will let people explore one of the world's most famous diving sites on their phones or home computers thanks to a 3D virtual reality project.
Business/Economics - History/Archeology
02.10.2017
Let’s Restore the American Presidency to How it was Intended
The U.S. presidency is the most powerful office in the world, but it is set up to fail.
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