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Religions - History/Archeology
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‘France's Samuel Pepys' is elevated from the footnotes of history
‘France’s Samuel Pepys’ is elevated from the footnotes of history
The journals and scrapbooks of Pierre de L'Estoile have for generations provided a vivid picture of France in a time of religious upheaval.
Environment/Sustainable Development - History/Archeology
28.06.2017
An ocean without history - the importance of underwater cultural heritage
PA 146/17 Healthy oceans are key to the future survival of the human race.
History/Archeology
28.06.2017
Going Underground: Dylan Foster Evans puts Welsh-language Cardiff on the map
An underground map to be published today (28 June) will show Cardiff as never seen before offering unique views on the capital's past and present.
History/Archeology - Administration/Government
28.06.2017
Uncovering Cardiff’s Hidden Hillfort
The remarkable history of a hidden prehistoric hillfort in one of south Wales' most vibrant yet economically challenged suburbs is to be revealed as part of a major new community project.
History/Archeology
23.06.2017
Book reveals how Enlightenment thinkers saw Europe
A new book shows how the great European thinkers of the Enlightenment approached the question of Europe's political and economic future.
Computer Science/Telecom - History/Archeology
22.06.2017
Online hillforts atlas maps all 4,147 in Britain and Ireland for the first time
Dotted across the landscape of Britain and Ireland, hillforts have been part of our story for millennia and for the first time a new online atlas launched today captures all of their locations and key details in one place. A research team based at the universities of Oxford, Edinburgh and University College Cork has been helped by citizen scientists from across England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Ireland.
History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics
21.06.2017
Intimate details of life as a Civil War soldier depicted in rare sketches
Intimate details of life as a Civil War soldier depicted in rare sketches
Thirty years after he was wounded in the Civil War, Frederick Ransom was nevertheless nostalgic about his time on the battlefield.
History/Archeology
20.06.2017
War Heritage Roadshow: keeping Geelong military history safe in the home
Families from Geelong will learn about their own wartime history at a two-day War Heritage Roadshow that kicks off on Friday 30 June.
History/Archeology - Earth Sciences
20.06.2017
A Wooden Toe: Swiss Egyptologists Study 3000-Year-Old Prosthesis
A Wooden Toe: Swiss Egyptologists Study 3000-Year-Old Prosthesis
It is likely to be one of the oldest prosthetic devices in human history: Together with other experts, Egyptologists from the University of Basel have reexamined an artificial wooden big toe. The find is almost 3000 years old and was discovered in a female burial from the necropolis of Sheikh ´Abd el-Qurna close to Luxor.
History/Archeology
19.06.2017
Bird gets worm, makes history
Bird gets worm, makes history
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — It's a warm April evening, and the air and earth are still heavy with moisture from recent rains.
History/Archeology - Arts and Design
15.06.2017
Public art installation tells Oxford’s alternative stories
They are part of an installation called The Gaps Between, which has been organised by The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) Like many cities, Oxford has a long and varied history.
Administration/Government - History/Archeology
15.06.2017
British government history of secret anti-communist surveillance
British government history of secret anti-communist surveillance
Britain had a secret ban on communists in government service from the 1920s to the 1940s and ran an extensive programme of covert surveillance of civil-service workers suspected of being communists, according to new research published in the journal American Historical Review. The research, by Dr Jennifer Luff from Durham University's Department of History , has found evidence of a wide-spread policy of surveillance and action against suspected communist workers in government dockyards, ordnance factories, and other industrial sites.
History/Archeology - Life Sciences
14.06.2017
Fishery history highlights substantial declines for important species
Catch rates of east coast Spanish mackerel have declined by 70 per cent over the past 80 years.
Arts and Design - History/Archeology
14.06.2017
Research into Spanish masterpiece 'Lady In A Fur Wrap'
Research into Spanish masterpiece ’Lady In A Fur Wrap’
Leading international specialists in art history have launched a collaborative research project centring around one of Glasgow Museums' most famous paintings 'The Lady in a Fur Wrap' attributed to El Greco (1541–1614). The new research is being led by the University of Glasgow, in partnership with Glasgow Museums which owns the painting and related portraits in the important collection formed by Sir William Stirling Maxwell.
Literature/Linguistics - History/Archeology
14.06.2017
Earliest-known childrenâ? s adaptation of Japanese literary classic discovered in British Library
Earliest-known childrenâ? s adaptation of Japanese literary classic discovered in British Library
A chance discovery in the British Library has led to the discovery and reproduction of the earliest-known childrenâ?‘s adaptation of one of Japanâ''s greatest works of literature. This is a missing piece of the jigsaw. And it was sitting in the British Library all along. Laura Moretti Dr Laura Moretti, from the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Cambridge, came across an unknown childrenâ?‘s picture-book, dating from 1766, under the title of Ise f'ry?: Utagaruta no hajimariâ?(The Fashionable Ise: The Origins of Utagaruta) while on a study trip with her students.
Religions - History/Archeology
13.06.2017
The Longing of Belonging: African photography on show at MAA
The Longing of Belonging: African photography on show at MAA
A photography exhibition capturing the black South African Zionist community â?- the most popular religious denomination in the country â?- opens at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA) today.
History/Archeology
13.06.2017
Some lesbians enjoyed limited toleration in Nazi Germany
History doctoral student Samuel Clowes Huneke analyzed several police files from the 1940s that illuminate the limited toleration some lesbians found during the Nazi regime.
Environment/Sustainable Development - History/Archeology
13.06.2017
Atkinson Center names 2017-18 SSHA faculty fellows
Cornellâ?‘s Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future has named eight social sciences, humanities and arts (SSHA) fellows for the 2017-18 academic year.
Life Sciences - History/Archeology
09.06.2017
Ancient Bones Reveal Insights Into Swiss Wild Horse Population
Researchers from the University of Basel have, for the first time, studied how regional environmental changes influenced the populations of wild horses in Switzerland 25,000 years ago. Their results show: Contrary to the wild horses in the Eurasian steppe; the Swiss population grew considerably after the end of the last Ice Age.
History/Archeology
07.06.2017
Why London is safer than Oakland
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History/Archeology - Agronomy/Food Science
05.06.2017
Ancient grain tells the tale of our ancestorsâ?- cities
Archaeological digs in the Middle East have revealed the remains of ancient harvests that record how some of the worldâ??s earliest cities grew and developed. A study published in Nature Plants sheds new light on the agricultural and political economy that underpinned the growth of some of the worldâ??s oldest cities in Mesopotamia, in present-day northern Syria.
Arts and Design - History/Archeology
05.06.2017
Newhaven Fortâ? s new musical role in the story of conscientious objectors
Newhaven Fortâ? s new musical role in the story of conscientious objectors
Newhaven Fortâ??s new musical role in the story of conscientious objectors A choral performance that explores the experiences of conscientious objectors during the First World War is being performed at Newhaven Fort in East Sussex on June 9-11.
History/Archeology - Physics/Materials Science
05.06.2017
'Documents that Changed the Way We Live': Podcast by UW's Joe Janes now a book
’Documents that Changed the Way We Live’: Podcast by UW’s Joe Janes now a book
A popular podcast by Joe Janes of the University of Washington Information School is now a book. " Documents that Changed the Way We Live ” is being published this month by Rowman & Littlefield.
History/Archeology
05.06.2017
ANU archaeologists to unearth lost 19th century Googong school
We're hoping the project gives us a nice window into rural life in that period. There has been very little archaeological evidence found from that period in this area before.
History/Archeology - Environment/Sustainable Development
01.06.2017
Indiana Jones Meets the Sea
H idden coastlines around the world contain clues about ancient civilizations. The mysteries locked in these coastal sites where human activity once flourished are now submerged under rising seas.
History/Archeology
31.05.2017
Scottish soldiers commemorated in Durham
Scottish soldiers commemorated in Durham
The seventeenth Century Scottish soldiers, who were imprisoned and died in Durham following the Battle of Dunbar in 1650, were commemorated with a series of events in the City on Friday 12 May 2017.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - History/Archeology
31.05.2017
The man with cities on his mind
The man with cities on his mind
Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani hasn't just written definitive reference works on urban planning and shaped a generation of ETH architects; he has also run numerous projects of his own.
History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics
30.05.2017
18th-century library map details Seneca and Cayuga villages
Jon Parmenter, right, associate professor of history, and Kurt Jordan, associate professor of anthropology and American Indian and Indigenous studies, analyze an 18th-century map of what is now New York state.
History/Archeology - Life Sciences
25.05.2017
UW anthropologist: Why researchers should share computer code
For years, scientists have discussed whether and how to share data from painstaking research and costly experiments. Some are further along in their efforts toward "open science” than others: Fields such as astronomy and oceanography, for example, involve such expensive and large-scale equipment and logistical challenges to data collection that collaboration among institutions has become the norm.
History/Archeology - Life Sciences
23.05.2017
Whales only recently evolved into giants due to changing oceans
Study finds increasing ice sheets in the Northern Hemisphere may have changed prey concentrations and enhanced the benefits of a large body size.
Medicine/Pharmacology - History/Archeology
23.05.2017
Novartis’ new analyses reinforce the potential of Ultibro Breezhaler for COPD patients historically treated with steroids
New analyses from the FLAME study suggest dual bronchodilator Ultibro Breezhaler provides similar or better efficacy versus steroid-containing therapies, regardless of blood eosinophil (a type of white blood cell)  counts   Data was published in the centenary issue of the American Thoracic Society's 'American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine'   Together with the International Primary Care Respiratory Group, Novartis is launching
Literature/Linguistics - History/Archeology
22.05.2017
Researchers offer opportunity to re-enact history in unique Georgian playhouse
Dr Katherine Astbury Associate Professor of French Studies in the University of Warwick's School of Modern Languages and Cultures is calling for amateur actors to take part in a theatrical melodrama on stage in the country's most complete Georgian playhouse.
History/Archeology
22.05.2017
War Heritage Roadshow: keeping Shepparton military history safe in the home
Families from Shepparton will learn about their own wartime history at a two-day War Heritage Roadshow that kicks off on Friday 26 May.
History/Archeology
22.05.2017
War Heritage Roadshow: keeping Wodonga military history safe in the home
Families from Wodonga will learn about their own wartime history at a two-day War Heritage Roadshow that kicks off on Sunday 28 May.
Arts and Design - History/Archeology
19.05.2017
Saving a renaissance masterpiece: Fitzwilliam Museum wins award for decade-long restoration
Saving a renaissance masterpiece: Fitzwilliam Museum wins award for decade-long restoration
A ten-year research and restoration project to save one of the Fitzwilliam Museum's Renaissance masterpieces was rewarded with a major national accolade this week.
History/Archeology
19.05.2017
Remote cave reveals earliest Australians lived around 50,000 years ago
Remote cave reveals earliest Australians lived around 50,000 years ago
A team of international archaeologists say evidence from a remote cave in Australia's North West pushes back human occupation of Australia to around 50,000 years ago. The discovery, by a team that included a University of Queensland researcher, is of international significance in providing the earliest direct dates for Aboriginal use of marine resources in Australia.
History/Archeology - Arts and Design
18.05.2017
Diaz’s study of art collective journeys into Chicano/a culture
Ella Maria Diaz joined students and Latina/o Studies Program director Debra Castillo for an event in April celebrating the launch of her book.
Religions - History/Archeology
18.05.2017
Antisemitism and Religion: A Symposium
Antisemitism and Religion: A Symposium
On May 24, 2017 scholars from New York, Tel Aviv, and Vienna will present papers on religious anti-Semitism at a symposium.
Religions - History/Archeology
18.05.2017
The last Muslim King in Spain
The last Muslim King in Spain
The history, myths and legends surrounding the last Muslim ruler in Spain - whose surrender ended seven centuries of Islam at the heart of Western Europe - is the subject of a new book and Hay Festival appearance by Cambridge academic Elizabeth Drayson.
History/Archeology - Politics
10.05.2017
PNG history makers tell their stories
PNG history makers tell their stories
A new website hosting interviews with prominent Papua New Guineans on the period leading up to and following that nation's independence from Australia in 1975 has been launched today.
History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics
04.05.2017
Japanese immigrant's diaries on display
Japanese immigrant’s diaries on display
A Stanford alumnus and his family donated the diaries of his great-uncle, a Japanese businessman who lived in the San Francisco Bay Area in the early 1900s.
History/Archeology
03.05.2017
Historian wants readers to experience the Russian Revolution
Historian wants readers to experience the Russian Revolution
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Russia's revolution that “shook the world,” in the title words of a famous book, turns 100 this year.
Life Sciences - History/Archeology
03.05.2017
Early culture shaped by migration and population growth
Bursts of cultural advance are usually assumed to result from climate or biological changes. A new theory digs into how humans innovate, and suggests such bursts could be the result of population dynamics and culture itself. Something odd happened in the transition from the Middle to the Upper Paleolithic, around 50,000 years ago.
History/Archeology - Event
03.05.2017
UC Berkeley to open first university center for Silk Road study in North America
UC Berkeley to open first university center for Silk Road study in North America
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History/Archeology
02.05.2017
The stories of survivors and life after the Holocaust
The stories of survivors and life after the Holocaust
The «Last Swiss Holocaust Survivors» exhibition, which opens today at the ETH Zurich Archives of Contemporary History, tells the stories of how fourteen eyewitnesses survived the Holocaust and then went on with their lives.
Literature/Linguistics - History/Archeology
01.05.2017
Michael Pollan recalls journey from garden to the best-seller list
At the time Michael Pollan first wrote about his adventures in gardening, he never intended to make food and the natural world his primary topics as a writer.
History/Archeology - Religions
01.05.2017
Stanford expert analyzes Russia’s past
Stanford history professor Nancy Kollmann discusses the establishment of the Russian Empire and how Russia's past shapes its present.
History/Archeology - Business/Economics
28.04.2017
Historian’s book tops bestseller charts in China
Dr Peter Frankopan's book, The Silk Roads: A New History of the World , shows the importance of the east and the role it had in shaping modern Europe.
History/Archeology - Environment/Sustainable Development
28.04.2017
Imperial Festival 2017: Behind the scenes of the combustion lab
Imperial Festival 2017: Behind the scenes of the combustion lab
Ahead of his appearance at Imperial Festival, we speak with Dr Guillermo Rein, Imperial's resident fire expert.
Literature/Linguistics - History/Archeology
28.04.2017
Stanford senior examines popular theater in London during WWI
Senior Holly Dayton analyzed popular theater plays in London during the time of the Great War as part of her history honors thesis research.
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