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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.
Religions - Literature/Linguistics
16.02.2018
Give the devil his due
Give the devil his due
In new book, UCLA professor says poor translations led to mischaracterization of Satan as embodiment of evil Jessica Wolf Modern Judeo-Christian rhetoric and imagery purports that Satan is an evil opponent to all that is good and godly — a literal opponent of God.
Literature/Linguistics - Psychology
01.02.2018
Describing certain foods in a foreign language reduces aversion
New research shows people are more likely to eat foods they're averse to if presented in a foreign language, like calling snails "escargot." Restaurateurs apparently know what they're doing when they offer "escargot" on a menu rather than "snails." New research shows that people are more willing to eat foods that they find disgusting if those foods are presented in a foreign language.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Literature/Linguistics
23.01.2018
Hands On shot at rare artists' books
Hands On shot at rare artists’ books
Maybe you prefer to curl up by the fire and read, but there's something to be said for touching, manipulating and simply gaping at 26 one-of-a-kind artists' books in the Hands On 11 reception Friday in the Environmental Design Library at UC Berkeley.
Business/Economics - Literature/Linguistics
23.01.2018
Assessing 40 Years of Reform and Opening in China: conference
Assessing 40 Years of Reform and Opening in China: conference
Nicholas Loubere at the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, shares some reflections on the major achievements as well as the downsides of China's reform period ahead of the upcoming confere
Event - Literature/Linguistics
10.01.2018
Physics/Materials Science - Literature/Linguistics
10.01.2018
Literature/Linguistics
21.12.2017
Tolkien’s magical letters and illustrations bring Father Christmas to life
Handwritten illustrated letters from Father Christmas written by the author JRR Tolkien to his four children give a touching insight into Tolkien's personal family life.
History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics
14.12.2017
Literature/Linguistics - Business/Economics
12.12.2017
Playwright Arthur Miller's Archive Acquired
Playwright Arthur Miller’s Archive Acquired
AUSTIN, Texas - The Harry Ransom Center , a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has acquired the archive of American playwright Arthur Miller (1915-2005).
Literature/Linguistics - Astronomy
10.12.2017
The Billingford Hutch and the moonwort fern - a medieval mystery solved
The Billingford Hutch and the moonwort fern - a medieval mystery solved
A heavy oak chest in the Parker Library (Corpus Christi College) was used to store objects left as collateral for loans of money.
Literature/Linguistics - Medicine/Pharmacology
06.12.2017
Education/Continuing Education - Literature/Linguistics
05.12.2017
Literature/Linguistics - Mathematics
01.12.2017
Sir Isaac Newton's Cambridge papers added to UNESCO's Memory of the World Register
Sir Isaac Newton’s Cambridge papers added to UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register
The Cambridge papers of Sir Isaac Newton, including early drafts and Newton's annotated copies of Principia Mathematica - a work that changed the history of science - have been added to UNESCO's International Memory of the World Register. Newton's papers are among the world's most important collections in the western scientific tradition and are one of the Library's most treasured collections.
Event - Literature/Linguistics
29.11.2017
Event - Literature/Linguistics
17.11.2017
Computer Science/Telecom - Literature/Linguistics
13.11.2017
New tool quantifies power imbalance between female and male characters in Hollywood movie scripts
New tool quantifies power imbalance between female and male characters in Hollywood movie scripts
At first glance, the movie "Frozen" might seem to have two strong female protagonists - Elsa, the elder princess with unruly powers over snow and ice, and her sister, Anna, who spends much of the film on a quest to save their kingdom. But the two princesses actually exert very different levels of power and control over their own destinies, according to new research from University of Washington computer scientists.
Sport Sciences - Literature/Linguistics
13.11.2017
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.
Literature/Linguistics - Religions
06.11.2017
Analysing new John Donne manuscript
King's academic analyses newly discovered John Donne manuscript A handwritten manuscript of a satirical social commentary on Jacobean England by the young John Donne has been found buried amongst hundreds of fragments of documents in a tin trunk at Westminster Abbey.
Art and Design - Literature/Linguistics
03.11.2017
Landmark Puerto Rican film thought lost, now restored
Landmark Puerto Rican film thought lost, now restored
In 1934, Puerto Rican film pioneer and Hollywood veteran Juan E. Viguié released “Romance Tropical,” the first sound feature produced on the island.
Life Sciences - Literature/Linguistics
01.11.2017
Luck Plays a Role in How Language Evolves, Penn Team Finds
Luck Plays a Role in How Language Evolves, Penn Team Finds
Read a few lines of Chaucer or Shakespeare and you'll get a sense of how the English language has changed during the past millennium. Linguists catalogue these changes and work to discern why they happened. Meanwhile, evolutionary biologists have been doing something similar with living things, exploring how and why certain genes have changed over generations.
Social Sciences - Literature/Linguistics
30.10.2017
Boggo Road Gaol takes centre stage
Boggo Road Gaol takes centre stage
Stories from Brisbane's notorious Boggo Road Gaol during the Joh Bjelke-Petersen era are the inspiration for a new play by The University of Queensland's Associate Professor Rob Pensalfini.
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.
Literature/Linguistics - Administration/Government
26.10.2017
Finding the UK's favourite nature book
Finding the UK’s favourite nature book
Finding the UK's favourite nature book Which nature book is a real favourite? Or maybe inspired a life-long love of wildlife? The diversity and influence of nature writing has never been so great and
Literature/Linguistics - Earth Sciences
24.10.2017
Vintage maps, books and more in UW Libraries Special Collections exhibit 'All Over the Map'
Vintage maps, books and more in UW Libraries Special Collections exhibit ’All Over the Map’
Say it's the year 1675 and you need to ride from London to the city of Bristol. Siri won't be invented for centuries - how will you find your way? Don't worry, there's a map for that.
Literature/Linguistics
22.10.2017
Step inside the mind of the young Stephen Hawking as his PhD thesis goes online for first time
Step inside the mind of the young Stephen Hawking as his PhD thesis goes online for first time
Stephen Hawking's PhD thesis, ' Properties of expanding universes' , has been made freely available to anyone, anywhere in the world after being made accessible via the University of Cambridge's Open Access repository, Apollo.
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.
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.
Art and Design - Literature/Linguistics
11.10.2017
Rare Robert Burns collection in Braille presented to University of Glasgow
A rare Braille collection of the complete works of Robert Burns will today (Wednesday 11 October 2017) be presented to the University of Glasgow by Joan Muir, from Kilwinning in Ayrshire, who had gifted them earlier to the local Irvine Burns Club.
Literature/Linguistics
02.10.2017
In pictures: Highlights from the Curiosity Carnival
Thousands of people turned out for the Curiosity Carnival - Oxford's biggest ever public engagement event - on Friday.
Literature/Linguistics - Careers/Employment
02.10.2017
Nobel Laureate Kazuo Ishiguro's Archive is at Ransom Center
Nobel Laureate Kazuo Ishiguro’s Archive is at Ransom Center
AUSTIN, Texas - The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin holds the archive of novelist Kazuo Ishiguro, the recent recipient of the Nobel Prize in literature for 2017.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Literature/Linguistics
01.10.2017
Into the woods with Shakespeare
Into the woods with Shakespeare
The Shakespearean Forest reimagines the real forests that our greatest playwright evoked in his works. The final book of renowned scholar, Anne Barton, it explores the changeable and sometimes sinister presence of the forest in literature and culture.
Art and Design - Literature/Linguistics
26.09.2017
Allerton Music Barn Festival to feature music of Dizzy Gillespie, contemporary Broadway show
Allerton Music Barn Festival to feature music of Dizzy Gillespie, contemporary Broadway show
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Music at Allerton Park , performed in a restored Dutch hay barn, is a fall tradition.
Literature/Linguistics - Event
25.09.2017
Becoming an American citizen in the age of Trump
Becoming an American citizen in the age of Trump
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Literature/Linguistics - Business/Economics
25.09.2017
Environment/Sustainable Development - Literature/Linguistics
25.09.2017
Pioneering interactive academic publishing
Stanford University Press's digital publishing program gives scholars an extraordinary opportunity to publish and peer review their interactive scholarship.
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 .
Literature/Linguistics - Computer Science/Telecom
15.09.2017
To Improve Smartphone Privacy, Control Access to Third-Party Libraries
Just 30 libraries account for more than half of sensitive data taps Carnegie Mellon University researchers are suggesting a new strategy for protecting privacy.
Mathematics - Literature/Linguistics
14.09.2017
Earliest recorded use of zero is centuries older than first thought
The concept and associated value of the mathematical symbol 'zero' is used the world over as a fundamental numerical pillar. However, its origin has until now been one of the field's greatest conundrums. Scientists from the University of Oxford's Bodleian Libraries, have used carbon dating to trace the figure's origins to the famous ancient Indian scroll, the Bakhshali manuscript.
Literature/Linguistics - Careers/Employment
11.09.2017
Literature/Linguistics
09.09.2017
Theatre project boosts peer support for young people with asthma
Theatre project boosts peer support for young people with asthma
An innovative theatre project and a game app have been presented by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) researchers at the British Science Festival as new ways to help teenagers with asthma.
Art and Design - Literature/Linguistics
06.09.2017
Music strikes a chord with great writers
Music strikes a chord with great writers
Music is identified as a key influence on great poets and novelists of the past century in a landmark book by Professor Dominic Wyse (UCL Institute of Education).
Literature/Linguistics
01.09.2017
Collected Words: From the Literary Collections at the University of Nottingham
A new exhibition will showcase the work of Nottinghamshire writers and the treasures that can be found in the historic collections of local literature lovers.
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.
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.
Literature/Linguistics - Art and Design
24.08.2017
People's Palace Projects develop artistic exchange programme with Brazil's indigenous Xingu community
People’s Palace Projects develop artistic exchange programme with Brazil’s indigenous Xingu community
According to the indigenous Kuikuro people in Brazil, artists are itseke, powerful spirits of invisible knowledge.
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