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History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics
21.11.2017
Medicine/Pharmacology - History/Archeology
10.11.2017
UCL joins with top Chinese university to train world leaders of the future
UCL joins with top Chinese university to train world leaders of the future
A UCL academic with an illustrious Chinese ancestry has forged new links with China's top university by designing a course that will help teach future potential leaders from the West about China's history and culture.
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.
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.
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
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.
Social Sciences - History/Archeology
19.10.2017
Exhibition highlights the untold story of Nazi victims in the Channel Islands
Exhibition highlights the untold story of Nazi victims in the Channel Islands
The untold stories of slave labourers, political prisoners and Jews who were persecuted during the German occupation of the Channel Islands during the Second World War will be revealed from today at a new exhibition co-curated by Cambridge's Dr Gilly Carr.
History/Archeology - Social Sciences
18.10.2017
Trump presidency won't increase white supremacists but will embolden them to be more daring
Trump presidency won’t increase white supremacists but will embolden them to be more daring
Trump presidency won't increase white supremacists but will embolden them to be more daring Donald Trump's presidency will not lead to a huge increase in white supremacist numbers but will embolden t
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 - Business/Economics
17.10.2017
Announcing the re-endowment of the Koraes Chair
King's College London is pleased to announce the re-endowment of the Koraes Chair in Modern Greek and Byzantine History, Language and Literature.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Careers/Employment - History/Archeology
05.10.2017
History/Archeology - Arts and Design
02.10.2017
New Vice-Chancellor takes up office in Nottingham
Professor Shearer West has begun her role as President and Vice-Chancellor at the University of Nottingham.
Arts and Design - History/Archeology
29.09.2017
History/Archeology - Arts and Design
28.09.2017
Govan children are the stars at film’s UK premiere
It will be a red carpet affair. And school children from Govan will be the stars at the UK film premiere tomorrow (Friday 29 September 2017).
Administration/Government - History/Archeology
27.09.2017
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 - Literature/Linguistics
18.09.2017
Major History Series launched by the University of Glasgow
Scotland's leading historians and archivists will take part in a major history series at the University of Glasgow which begins on Tuesday 19 September 2017.
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.
Literature/Linguistics - History/Archeology
15.09.2017
100 Years of Russian Studies at the University of Glasgow
100 years ago the Department of Russian Studies opened at the University of Glasgow and today is the beginning of celebrations and events to mark this anniversary.
History/Archeology
14.09.2017
Hidden Hillfort connects people with the past
A major new community project to transform a vibrant but economically challenged suburb in South Wales has been officially launched.
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.
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
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 - Physics/Materials Science
01.09.2017
Conserving Britain's most precious antique ship
Conserving Britain’s most precious antique ship
Imperial alumnus and Honorary Lecturer Dr Eleanor Schofield leads the conservation effort for the Mary Rose, a salvaged 16th Century Tudor warship.
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.
Politics - History/Archeology
29.08.2017
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.
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.
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