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History/Archeology - Social Sciences
18.08.2017
On statues, and what can and cannot be said
On statues, and what can and cannot be said
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History/Archeology - Religions
15.08.2017
Luther’s posting of the 95 Theses - did it actually happen?
Martin Luther's posting of the 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg on 31 October 1517, what the Germans call the Thesenanschlag, is one of the most famous events of Western history.
Religions - History/Archeology
10.08.2017
August: early Portuguese churches | News | University of Bristol
August: early Portuguese churches | News | University of Bristol
A team of archaeologists from the University of Bristol and Zayed University (Abu Dhabi) have uncovered the foundations of two seventeenth century Portuguese churches on the East African island of Zanzibar. The Portuguese controlled the East African coast between 1500 and 1698. Information about Portuguese missionary activity in the region is limited, and these findings will help understand the long period of conflict between Christians and Muslims in the Western Indian Ocean during this period.
Medicine/Pharmacology - History/Archeology
10.08.2017
Medical experimentation on slaves in 18th-century Caribbean colonies | Stanford News
In her new book, Stanford historian Londa Schiebinger examines the development of medical knowledge and the experiments conducted on slaves in British and French colonies between the 1760s and the early 1800s. In 1972, the American public learned that the United States government let hundreds of black men go untreated for syphilis as part of a research experiment.
History/Archeology
08.08.2017
Restoring a lost heritage
Restoring a lost heritage
PIATT COUNTY, Ill. — It is a gray and overcast day as we make our way to the mounds at Robert Allerton Park.
Physics/Materials Science - History/Archeology
04.08.2017
Physicists shed light on rarely seen 16th Century metal-working technique
Physicists shed light on rarely seen 16th Century metal-working technique
Imperial researchers have tested a 'blued' gauntlet from a 16th-century suit of armour with a method usually used to study solar panels. Metalworkers have used various techniques to prevent steel from rusting, some of which turn the metal black-blue. This ‘blueing' effect can be created in several different ways, including by applying heat or (in later years) chemicals.
Careers/Employment - History/Archeology
04.08.2017
Sussex Early Career Researchers write and publish a book in four days
Sussex Early Career Researchers write and publish a book in four days
Sussex Early Career Researchers write and publish a book in four days Last month, a group of researchers from Art History, English, History Global Studies, Law, Mathematics and Media locked themselves in the Sussex Humanities Lab for four days and embarked on a Book Sprint.
History/Archeology - Politics
27.07.2017
Making Rome great again: fake views in the ancient world
Making Rome great again: fake views in the ancient world
A political leader who seeks to make his nation "great again" and a time when 'post-truth' rhetoric appears to support political ambitions.
Literature/Linguistics - History/Archeology
27.07.2017
Run-up to revolution: Early American history seen through the stage in Odai Johnson's book 'London in a Box'
Run-up to revolution: Early American history seen through the stage in Odai Johnson’s book ’London in a Box’
The true cultural tipping point in the run-up to the American Revolution, writes University of Washington drama professor Odai Johnson in his new book, might not have been the Boston Tea Party, the British naval blockade or even the First Continental Congress.
Literature/Linguistics - History/Archeology
27.07.2017
Stanford literary scholars reflect on Jane Austen’s legacy
English Professor Alex Woloch and two doctoral students discuss author Jane Austen's writing style and why her novels still dominate literary and popular culture 200 years after her death.
Earth Sciences - History/Archeology
25.07.2017
Discovering the sunken pirate city
Research uncovering the secrets of the 17 th century pirate town of Port Royal in Jamaica, which was destroyed by a massive earthquake in 1692, will be showcased in a new documentary. ‘Drain the Sunken Pirate City' will premiere on the National Geographic Channel on Wednesday 26 July at 9pm, and will show how experts have used new state-of-the-art technology to uncover the secrets hidden beneath the waters of Jamaica's Kingston Harbour.
History/Archeology
25.07.2017
War Heritage Roadshow: keeping Warrnambool military history safe in the home
Families from Warrnambool will learn about their own wartime history at a two-day War Heritage Roadshow that kicks off on Friday 11 August.
History/Archeology - Event
24.07.2017
Antiziganism Research Unit at Heidelberg University
A research unit to study the topic of the exclusion, discrimination and persecution of Sinti and Roma from a historical perspective took up its work at Heidelberg University.
History/Archeology - Agronomy/Food Science
24.07.2017
Archaeology shows there's more to millet than birdseed
Archaeology shows there’s more to millet than birdseed
Archaeological research shows that our prehistoric ancestors built resilience into their food supply.
Computer Science/Telecom - History/Archeology
21.07.2017
Environment/Sustainable Development - History/Archeology
21.07.2017
Casting light on the dark ages: Anglo-Saxon fenland is re-imagined
Casting light on the dark ages: Anglo-Saxon fenland is re-imagined
What was life in the fens like in the period known as the dark ages?† Archaeologist Susan Oosthuizen revisits the history of an iconic wetland in the light of fresh evidence and paints a compelling portrait of communities in tune with their changeable environment.
History/Archeology - Careers/Employment
18.07.2017
"After spending 24 years in the Army, I figured university would be a good idea"
"After spending 24 years in the Army, I figured university would be a good idea" Andy Wiseman, 49, graduates today with a first in Art History.
Literature/Linguistics - History/Archeology
17.07.2017
Jane Austen: entertaining and still relevant 200 years on
As the world marks the 200 th anniversary of the death of English author Jane Austen, a leading expert in her works at ANU said her books continue to attract new readers and be read with pleasure.
History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics
14.07.2017
Through the lens of the Wild Australia Show
Through the lens of the Wild Australia Show
Was Meston's Wild Australia Show of the late nineteenth century a form of exploitation or a vital link between Indigenous Australians and the wider world? A new photographic exhibit, documenting the controversial troupe, is allowing people to decide for themselves as it tours the country. Professor Paul Memmott and Mr Michael Aird of The University of Queensland found a previous static exhibit of photos from the Wild Australia Show (shown at UQ's Anthropology Museum in 2015) proved a popular and thought-provoking project.
History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics
12.07.2017
The Water Poet on Wales in the wake of England’s Civil War
A new Cardiff University research project seeks to shed light on a unique historical travel writer and poet who journeyed around Wales in the summer of 1652.
History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics
12.07.2017
Syria between Destruction and Preservation
Exhibition in the Campus Library of Freie Universitšt Berlin until September 3, 2017 / One-hour Guided Tours Available No 198/2017 from Jul 12, 2017 "Syria between Destruction and Preservation - The
History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics
11.07.2017
Historian publishes first biography of the ‘most-wanted' revolutionary in Tsarist Russia
Historian publishes first biography of the ‘most-wanted’ revolutionary in Tsarist Russia
A historian at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has published the first biography of Vladimir Burtsev, the ‘most-wanted' revolutionary in Tsarist Russia.
History/Archeology
11.07.2017
St Columba‘s Iona 'hut? radiocarbon dated
St Columba‘s Iona ’hut? radiocarbon dated
Archaeologists from the University of Glasgow have uncovered conclusive radiocarbon evidence of a wooden hut on Iona dating back to the late 6 th Century AD, believed to be that of St Columba when he worked at the monastery. Radiocarbon tests show samples of charcoaled hazel unearthed from a site excavation 60 years ago, where it is believed Columba's wooden hut was situated, date back to the exact period it is claimed Columba lived and worked at the monastery.
History/Archeology
11.07.2017
Arts and Design - History/Archeology
10.07.2017
Penn Doctoral Candidate Uncovers Critical Role of Cinema in the Work of Artist Marcel Duchamp
For seven years, Alexander Kauffman , a doctoral candidate in the history of art at the University of Pennsylvania , has been researching the influential 20th-century French artist Marcel Duchamp, making new discoveries about the impact of cinema on his work.
Earth Sciences - History/Archeology
06.07.2017
Out of the blue: Medieval fragments yield surprises
Analyzing pigments in medieval illuminated manuscript pages at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) is opening up some new areas of research bridging the arts and sciences. Louisa Smieska and Ruth Mullett studied manuscript pages from Cornell University Library's Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections (RMC), dating from the 13th to the 16th centuries, using X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and spectral imaging analysis.
Environment/Sustainable Development - History/Archeology
05.07.2017
Reconciling predictions of climate change
Harvard University researchers have resolved a conflict in estimates of how much the Earth will warm in response to a doubling of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. That conflict - between temperature ranges based on global climate models and paleoclimate records and ranges generated from historical observations - prevented the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) from providing a best estimate in its most recent report for how much the Earth will warm as a result of a doubling of CO2 emissions.
History/Archeology - Media
05.07.2017
Researchers use Kinect to scan T. rex skull
Researchers use Kinect to scan T. rex skull
Last year, a team of forensic dentists got authorization to perform a 3-D scan of the prized Tyrannosaurus rex skull at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, in an effort to try to explain some strange holes in the jawbone.
Medicine/Pharmacology - History/Archeology
03.07.2017
Professors honored for teaching excellence give summer reading suggestions
Whether sprawled on the sands of 57th Street Beach or just imagining an ocean view as an air conditioner hums, you're likely looking for a summer reading recommendation.
Politics - History/Archeology
03.07.2017
National Security Act of 1947 Had Bipartisan Roots
Seventy years ago, Democratic President Harry S. Truman signed into law the National Security Act passed by a Republican Congress.
History/Archeology - Social Sciences
30.06.2017
Fellowship winners to study everything from slam poetry to human cognition †
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Social Sciences - History/Archeology
30.06.2017
Prestigious fellowships for 11
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Religions - History/Archeology
29.06.2017
‘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.
History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics
29.06.2017
New digital archive showcases historical images of Rome
Researchers digitized thousands of pieces from 19th-century archaeologist Rodolfo Lanciani's collection to help scholars across the world study Rome's transformation.
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 īAbd 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 children‚? s adaptation of Japanese literary classic discovered in British Library
Earliest-known children‚? 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 children‚?‘s adaptation of one of Japan‚''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 children‚?‘s picture-book, dating from 1766, under the title of Ise f'ry?: Utagaruta no hajimari‚?(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 ‚?- the most popular religious denomination in the country ‚?- opens at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA) today.
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