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Religions - History/Archeology
22.02.2018
Billy Graham’s missed opportunities
As one of world Christianity's most admired leaders, the Rev. Billy Graham, who died on Wednesday at 99, had extraordinary opportunities to affect the character of the Christian religion and to pronounce on its implications for personal conduct.
Literature/Linguistics - History/Archeology
21.02.2018
Undergraduates perform an adaptation of Life Is a Dream with a new ending
Under the guest direction of Tony Award-winner Dominique Serrand, Stanford cast and crew explore age-old themes from a 17th-century Spanish play while incorporating modern questions of gender and ambiguity.
Literature/Linguistics - History/Archeology
21.02.2018
The writing on the wall
The writing on the wall
When and where did humans develop language? To find out, look deep inside caves, suggests an MIT professor.   More precisely, some specific features of cave art may provide clues about how our symbolic, multifaceted language capabilities evolved, according to a new paper co-authored by MIT linguist Shigeru Miyagawa.
History/Archeology - Computer Science/Telecom
16.02.2018
Time Machine in the running to become a FET Flagship
Time Machine in the running to become a FET Flagship
2018 will be a pivotal year for the Venice Time Machine project.
History/Archeology - Social Sciences
12.02.2018
Neubauer Collegium faculty projects explore themes across academic fields
Detail from Untitled (New York, 2014) by Mark Strand-a collage that was included in the Neubauer Collegium Spring 2017 gallery exhibition.
Life Sciences - History/Archeology
09.02.2018
A 12,000-year story - revealing the history of settlers in Britain from the end of the Ice Age to the present day
A new exhibition about the history of settlers in Britain has opened at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.
History/Archeology - Social Sciences
08.02.2018
A Sinkhole to the Past
Since the 1950s, archeologists have discovered ancient materials from the bottom of Little Salt Spring, a sinkhole in southern Sarasota County along Florida's west coast.
Architecture - History/Archeology
06.02.2018
Newly discovered buildings reveal clues to ancient Egyptian dynasties
The archaeological excavation of an ancient Egyptian city at Tell Edfu in southern Egypt, led by the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, has discovered well-preserved settlement remains dating to an important turning point in ancient Egyptian history, when the pharaohs began to renew interest in the provincial regions in the far south of their kingdom.
History/Archeology
05.02.2018
New Interpretation for Aztec Sun Stone Shows It Is a Named P
AUSTIN, Texas - Longstanding ideas about the face of one of the most famous works of Aztec sculpture are being challenged by a new theory from a University of Texas at Austin researcher.
History/Archeology - Law/Forensics
01.02.2018
U-M expert discusses Poland’s Holocaust speech law
FACULTY Q&A Poland's Senate has approved draft legislation that would penalize language suggesting that the country was complicit in the Holocaust.
Environment/Sustainable Development - History/Archeology
23.01.2018
Researchers' study of apocalyptic entertainment reveals lack of science
Researchers’ study of apocalyptic entertainment reveals lack of science
Stories about the end of the world have long captured the imaginations of writers, filmmakers and other artists — as well as their audiences. A new paper from UCLA researchers took a look at the history of such stories and compared them to the real, existential threats facing life on Earth and — spoiler alert — fiction and reality don't line up and that gap could have dangerous consequences.
History/Archeology - Life Sciences
18.01.2018
Q&A: Forgotten fish illustrator remembered through first publication
Q&A: Forgotten fish illustrator remembered through first publication
More than three centuries ago, a French monk made thousands of drawings of plants and animals, traveling under the authority of King Louis XIV to the French Antilles to collect and document the natural history of the islands.
History/Archeology - Innovation/Technology
18.01.2018
Unusually sophisticated prehistoric monuments and technology revealed in the heart of the Aegean
Unusually sophisticated prehistoric monuments and technology revealed in the heart of the Aegean
New excavations on the remote island of Keros reveal monumental architecture and technological sophistication at the dawn of the Cycladic Bronze Age.
Environment/Sustainable Development - History/Archeology
18.01.2018
Civil War-era U.S. Navy ships' logs to be explored for climate data, maritime history
Civil War-era U.S. Navy ships’ logs to be explored for climate data, maritime history
A new grant will let a University of Washington-based project add a new fleet to its quest to learn more about past climate from the records of long-gone mariners.
History/Archeology - Administration/Government
16.01.2018
Corpus Avesticum Berolinense
German Research Foundation Grants Initial Funding for Three Years No 004/2018 from Jan 16, 2018 The German Research Foundation (DFG) has initially approved three-year funding for a research project at Freie Universität to study texts in Avestan, an ancient Iranian language.
History/Archeology - Medicine/Pharmacology
04.01.2018
Redefining knowledge of elderly people throughout history
People sometimes think that in those days if you lived to 40 that was about as good as it got. But that's not true.
Environment/Sustainable Development - History/Archeology
21.12.2017
World War I-era maps help track history of kelp forests in Pacific Northwest
Prof. Cathy Pfister compares 100-year-old kelp survey maps to modern surveys, finding that most modern kelp beds along the Washington coast have remained as abundant.
History/Archeology - Computer Science/Telecom
14.12.2017
Humanities research in the digital age
David Rumsey examines a historical map of Paris in the David Rumsey Map Center in Green Library. David Rumsey examines a historical map of Paris in the David Rumsey Map Center in Green Library.
History/Archeology - Politics
14.12.2017
Bolstering alliances in a changing world
U.S. foreign policy should focus on strengthening, not weakening, its worldwide alliances, said Kori Schake, a Hoover Institution research fellow.
History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics
14.12.2017
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 - Art 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.
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