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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.
Event - History/Archeology
29.09.2017
Penn Senior Studies Ancient Inscriptions Documenting Greek God's Slave 'Purchases'
Penn Senior Studies Ancient Inscriptions Documenting Greek God’s Slave ’Purchases’
If the old adage holds true to "choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life," University of Pennsylvania senior Claudia Kassner will enjoy a long and happy career studying ancient languages and history.
Environment/Sustainable Development - History/Archeology
26.09.2017
WRI Researchers track groundwater usage by trees in key Wisconsin regions
UW-Madison graduate student Dominick Ciruzzi says shallow groundwater is a real buffering resource for trees, allowing them to access it when needed.
Social Sciences - History/Archeology
25.09.2017
Magic, a microcosm of modern culture
Magic, a microcosm of modern culture
Many MIT professors were in a classroom or lab when they first encountered the subjects they now study.
Social Sciences - History/Archeology
22.09.2017
Russian and East European Studies Department Expands Approach to Region's Languages and Literatures
Russian and East European Studies Department Expands Approach to Region’s Languages and Literatures
To expand Penn 's multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural approach to teaching and learning about the region, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures in the School of Arts and Sciences was r
Religions - History/Archeology
22.09.2017
Exhibit illustrates magical powers of Book of the Dead in ancient Egypt
An upcoming exhibition at the Oriental Institute will give visitors the unique opportunity to peruse copies of the Book of the Dead and other Egyptian artifacts.
History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics
21.09.2017
Hidden history of sociable reading in 18th century homes
Abigail Williams, a Professor in the English Faculty and Fellow at St Peter's College, has written The Social Life of Books: Reading Together in the Eighteenth-Century Home .
History/Archeology
21.09.2017
New free history website traces lives of transported and imprisoned British convicts
New free history website traces lives of transported and imprisoned British convicts
New free history website traces lives of transported and imprisoned British convicts Family historians, teachers, crime writers and academics can follow the lives of people convicted and transported to Australia or imprisoned in Britain using a vast, new, free online resource.
History/Archeology
16.09.2017
New resource traces lives of British convicts transported to Australia
Family historians, teachers, crime writers and academics can now follow the lives of people convicted and transported to Australia or imprisoned in Britain using a vast, free online resource, the Digital Panopticon website.
History/Archeology - Careers/Employment
14.09.2017
A rare discovery will shed new light on Mycenaean funerary practices
A rare discovery will shed new light on Mycenaean funerary practices
The discovery this summer of an impressive rock-cut tomb on a mountainside in Prosilio, near ancient Orchomenos in central Greece, will shed new light on Mycenaean funerary practices. Finding an intact burial, let alone in a monumental tomb of the palatial period, 1370-1200 BC, makes our discovery all the more special.
Medicine/Pharmacology - History/Archeology
14.09.2017
Pox populi: Study calculates 18th century syphilis rates for first time
Pox populi: Study calculates 18th century syphilis rates for first time
The unlikely coincidence of a local hospital record and a census led by a pioneering physician has enabled the first study charting rates of venereal disease in 18th century England, revealing high infection levels in the city of Chester at this time. "Because we haven't been able to study the impact of STIs, much of the history of British population change has been written as if there wasn't any." Simon Szreter A new study has, for the first time, provided statistical information about the likely rate of venereal disease in a community in 18th century urban England.
History/Archeology
12.09.2017
Appeal for fascinating facts about Cumbrian heritage
Appeal for fascinating facts about Cumbrian heritage
Do you know an intriguing fact about Cumbria‘s History' Cumbria County History Trust (CCHT) and Lancaster University's Regional Heritage Centre are asking members of the public to nominate interesting facts about Cumbrian History.
Life Sciences - History/Archeology
12.09.2017
Scientists create alternate evolutionary histories in test tube
UChicago graduate student Tyler Starr holds a vial of yeast cells engineered with a library of proteins comprising millions of possible evolutionary paths from our ancient ancestor to its modern function.
History/Archeology - Environment/Sustainable Development
11.09.2017
Mastodon discovered near Grand Rapids to be donated to U-M
ANN ARBOR-A female mastodon discovered near Grand Rapids will provide researchers another data point in the history of the elephant relatives in Michigan. A crew from Eagle Creek Homes excavating a road through a future housing development found the remains in Byron Township near Grand Rapids Aug. 31.
Business/Economics - History/Archeology
07.09.2017
SPRU launches £1.5m Deep Transitions programme
SPRU launches £1.5m Deep Transitions programme The Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) in the School of Business, Management and Economics at the University of Sussex has received a substanti
History/Archeology - Administration/Government
06.09.2017
Penn M.L.A. Grad Helps Bring Japanese Artifacts Into the Spotlight After More Than a Century
Given as a gift to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology more than a century ago, 187 Japanese archeological artifacts in storage are getting new attention through an object-based learning class at Penn this semester.
History/Archeology - Social Sciences
05.09.2017
Did news coverage turn Americans against the Vietnam War?
Did news coverage turn Americans against the Vietnam War?
The Vietnam War was near its height 50 years ago and is getting renewed attention, in part through a PBS series this month. One common belief has been that news coverage of the conflict, especially through television, was more negative, more graphic and more focused on casualties, and that the coverage drove the loss of popular support for the war.
Arts and Design - History/Archeology
05.09.2017
History/Archeology
04.09.2017
Robert E Lee, George Washington and the trouble with the American pantheon
Robert E Lee, George Washington and the trouble with the American pantheon
Professor Erik Mathisen writes for The Conversation about the growing debate surrounding the Confederate monuments and how America now has to finally face its troubled history.
History/Archeology - Event
04.09.2017
History/Archeology
31.08.2017
New clue may reveal the fate of famous French explorer
La Pérouse's voyage of discovery in the Pacific is recognised as one of the most important of its era, rivalled only by the work of Cook.
History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics
30.08.2017
Where London's east meets west: A new history of Bloomsbury
Where London’s east meets west: A new history of Bloomsbury
Famed for its world-class universities, rich literary heritage, and wealth of museums, Bloomsbury has long been at the centre of London's intellectual and cultural life.
Event - History/Archeology
30.08.2017
Ancient Athens revealed through its inscriptions
All the stone inscriptions from ancient Athens in UK collections are to be made public in English translations for the first time, thanks to a new project led by Cardiff University.
Literature/Linguistics - History/Archeology
29.08.2017
Poet, activist, bird watcher: exploring John Clare as nature writer
Poet, activist, bird watcher: exploring John Clare as nature writer
At a symposium next month (15 September 2017) academics, artists and ornithologists will share their responses to the work of 19th-century poet John Clare, whose patient and accurate observations of birds in field and hedgerow continue to astonish and inspire.
Sport Sciences - History/Archeology
28.08.2017
UQ in historic victory for women's sport
UQ in historic victory for women’s sport
The University of Queensland has won the opening round of the history-making Aon Uni 7s Series , scoring victory in all five of its games at the University of Tasmania Stadium in Launceston.
History/Archeology
25.08.2017
Sophomore examines how Italy became democracy after WWII
Undergraduate Anatole Schneider researched the Italian election of 1948 using original newspapers from Italy at the Hoover Library & Archives.
Administration/Government - History/Archeology
24.08.2017
Impressive first GCSE results for UCL Academy
Impressive first GCSE results for UCL Academy
UCL has congratulated the students and staff of UCL Academy after they achieved an impressive set of GCSE results.
History/Archeology - Medicine/Pharmacology
23.08.2017
Major grants awarded to researchers at QMUL's School of History
Major grants awarded to researchers at QMUL’s School of History
Senior researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have secured major funding awards for projects about the history of western solitude, and the history of working motherhood in Britain.
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