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History/Archeology - Earth Sciences
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Complex prehistoric patterns discovered around site of ancient Welsh burial chamber
Complex prehistoric patterns discovered around site of ancient Welsh burial chamber
A team of archaeologists, led by a researcher from the University of Bristol, has uncovered the remains of a possible Stonehenge-type prehistoric earthwork monument in a field in Pembrokeshire. Members of the Welsh Rock art Organisation have been investigating the area around the Neolithic burial chamber known as Trellyffaint – one of a handful of sites in western Britain that has examples of prehistoric rock art.
History/Archeology - Life Sciences
24.02.2017
Turning the lens on the BBC's Natural History Unit
Turning the lens on the BBC’s Natural History Unit
A new Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project at the University of Bristol is looking at the world of wildlife filmmaking over the last twenty-five years.
Arts and Design - History/Archeology
22.02.2017
New exhibition sheds light on Renaissance Lisbon
New exhibition sheds light on Renaissance Lisbon
A new exhibition in Portugal's foremost national museum the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga offers a new interpretation of Renaissance Lisbon, thanks to research by a Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) historian.
History/Archeology - Medicine/Pharmacology
21.02.2017
The Peoples History of the NHS Rugby Roadshow 23 Feb
A team of historians from the University of Warwick have been touring the country to gather peoples first hand experiences and attitudes towards the National Health Service and they need your stories.
History/Archeology - Earth Sciences
20.02.2017
Sharpening our knowledge of prehistory on East Africa's bone harpoons
Sharpening our knowledge of prehistory on East Africa’s bone harpoons
A project exploring the role of East Africa in the evolution of modern humans has amassed the largest and most diverse collection of prehistoric bone harpoons ever assembled from the area. The collection offers clues about the behaviour and technology of prehistoric hunter-gatherers.
Psychology - History/Archeology
17.02.2017
The history of the Antonine Wall through digital storytelling
World heritage experts will meet at the University of Glasgow to discuss how to bring the history of the Roman Antonine Wall to life through digital technology.
History/Archeology
16.02.2017
‘Denial': how to deal with a conspiracy theory in the era of ‘post-truth'
‘Denial’: how to deal with a conspiracy theory in the era of ‘post-truth’
The new film Denial dramatises the landmark libel trial when David Irving sued the academic Deborah Lipstadt for calling him a Holocaust denier - a case Irving lost.
History/Archeology
15.02.2017
An autism ‘revolution' in the history of child development
An autism ‘revolution’ in the history of child development
What is autism and how did we come to understand it as a spectrum? A new book by QMUL researcher Dr Bonnie Evans uncovers the social history of autism, how it has come to define so many lives, and why its meaning was transformed in modern Britain.
History/Archeology - Arts and Design
14.02.2017
What makes a heartthrob? It's not what men think
What makes a heartthrob? It’s not what men think
What makes a heartthrob? It's not what men think Alpha males beware. You're not what women want. At least, not unless you have a damaged, vulnerable side that makes you ready to be tamed.
Chemistry - History/Archeology
14.02.2017
Explosions, Nobel Prizes and poems: a history of the Department of Chemistry
Explosions, Nobel Prizes and poems: a history of the Department of Chemistry
A new book follows Imperial's Department of Chemistry from 1845-2000, exploring its most famous figures, innovative research and colourful characters.
History/Archeology - Religions
14.02.2017
Valentines Day 2017: Why we give chocolates on 14 February
Food historian Professor Rebecca Earle of the University of Warwick History department maps how chocolate became a Valentine's Day staple.
History/Archeology - Event
10.02.2017
The human cost of war
The human cost of civil wars is to be investigated in a new study involving Cardiff University. ‘Welfare, Conflict and Memory during and after the English Civil Wars, 1642-1700'is a four-year project funded by a major grant of over ÂŁ800,000 from the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
History/Archeology
09.02.2017
Providing a different perspective on the Blitz
Providing a different perspective on the Blitz
A Lancaster University academic has contributed to a new exhibition at the Museum of London.
Arts and Design - History/Archeology
07.02.2017
New project will explore the nature of sound inside Bristol Cathedral
New project will explore the nature of sound inside Bristol Cathedral
The University of Bristol and Bristol Cathedral are collaborating on a new research project which will explore the nature of sound inside the building and the way that it impacts on visitors.
Literature/Linguistics - History/Archeology
31.01.2017
The man who invented popular science used a 17th-century version of clickbait
The man who invented popular science used a 17th-century version of clickbait
Harriet Phillips , Research Associate at QMUL's School of English and Drama , writes for The Conversation about the fascinating legacy of 17th century polymath Thomas Browne.
History/Archeology
30.01.2017
Hacksaw Ridge promised to champion pacifism - but the film is sadly just jingoistic
Hacksaw Ridge promised to champion pacifism - but the film is sadly just jingoistic
Dr Guy Westwell , Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at QMUL reviews Hacksaw Ridge for The Conversation.
Event - History/Archeology
30.01.2017
History/Archeology - Politics
30.01.2017
Online resources on the ’the untold story of the Palestinian Revolution’
New online teaching materials focused on the subject of the Palestinian national liberation movement and its revolution in the 50s, 60s and 70s have been launched by the University's Department of Politics and International Relations.
History/Archeology - Arts and Design
28.01.2017
The Truth about George III
Over 33,000 essays, scientific notes, and letters written by George III, Britain's longest reigning king, are now available to view and examine on a new global online portal launching today thanks to
History/Archeology
27.01.2017
Collaborative research with National Trust unveils history of Standen
Collaborative research with National Trust unveils history of Standen
Collaborative research with National Trust unveils history of Standen Art historian Anne Stutchbury's passion for volunteering at Standen House and Garden in West Sussex led to her studying for her PhD – and unveiling a fascinating part of the property's history.
Earth Sciences - History/Archeology
27.01.2017
New project aims to build resilience to earthquakes in the remote Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan
New project aims to build resilience to earthquakes in the remote Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan
A new interdisciplinary project led by researchers at the University of Bristol aims to develop resilience and research capacity in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan to cope with earthquakes and their cascading effects on the country's environment, business, infrastructure, and society.
History/Archeology - Religions
26.01.2017
Dr Michael Scott presents Sicily: Wonder of the Mediterranean
Hot on the heels of his latest BBC series Invisible Cities Dr Michael Scott Associate Professor in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick presents Sicily: Wonder of the Mediterranean starting on BBC Two at 9pm from the 31 January 2017.
Arts and Design - History/Archeology
26.01.2017
Earth Sciences - History/Archeology
24.01.2017
Fossilised tree and ice cores help date huge volcanic eruption 1,000 years ago to within three months
Fossilised tree and ice cores help date huge volcanic eruption 1,000 years ago to within three months
An international team of researchers has managed to pinpoint, to within three months, a medieval volcanic eruption in east Asia the precise date of which has puzzled historians for decades.
History/Archeology
06.01.2017
Radio 4 tribute to Asa Briggs hails ‘the last of the Victorian improvers'
Radio 4 tribute to Asa Briggs hails ‘the last of the Victorian improvers’
Radio 4 tribute to Asa Briggs hails ‘the last of the Victorian improvers' In a special BBC Radio 4 programme this weekend, Tristram Hunt MP explores the exhaustingly energetic life of one of hi
History/Archeology
04.01.2017
How to protect ancient archaeological sites in Middle East conflict areas
The threat facing ancient archaeological sites in areas of conflict, as well as on-going archaeological work, in the Middle East will be discussed at a major international conference at the University of Glasgow today.
History/Archeology - Politics
22.12.2016
Joseph Kabila will cling to power in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, says expert in African history
Joseph Kabila will cling to power in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, says expert in African history
Dr Reuben Loffman from QMUL's School of History considers the future of Congolese politics and the country's President Joseph Kabila.
History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics
21.12.2016
New exhibition celebrates Sir Thomas Browne: 17th century England's greatest ‘undiscovered' genius
New exhibition celebrates Sir Thomas Browne: 17th century England’s greatest ‘undiscovered’ genius
Collector of rarities, debunker of myths, inspiration to writers and doctors alike, conjuror of words, owner of a live ostrich and expert witness at a witch trial.
History/Archeology - Administration/Government
20.12.2016
Sussex art historians welcome reprieve for art history A-level
Sussex art historians welcome reprieve for art history A-level Art historians at the University of Sussex have welcomed a reprieve for the art history A-level, following their important role in a high-profile campaign to save the qualification.
History/Archeology
20.12.2016
Exhibition explores WW1 origins of Ely
Intergenerational research on the history of one of Cardiff's most vibrant yet economically challenged suburbs is on show in the city centre.
History/Archeology
20.12.2016
The size of Spider-Man's feet and what the Romans actually did for us: 24 things we learned this year
The size of Spider-Man’s feet and what the Romans actually did for us: 24 things we learned this year
It's been a very busy year at the University of Cambridge. If you don't have time to read about all of our discoveries this year, then we've put together just a few of our personal highlights.
History/Archeology - Agronomy/Food Science
19.12.2016
The history of Christmas turkeys
Professor Rebecca Earle, food historian at the University of Warwick has been investigating the traditional Christmas turkey, in order to find out how this north American bird has become a mainstay of festive food.
History/Archeology
19.12.2016
Dr Michael Scott discovers more of Italy’s Invisible Cities: 4 Jan 9pm BBC One
Following the revelations uncovered in Rome's Invisible City , Alexander Armstrong and Dr Michael Scott are set to hit the road again for three new adventures.
Astronomy - History/Archeology
15.12.2016
Kepler’s Trial: An Opera
An ambitious opera, telling the story of an infamous witch trial, was premiered in October. A film of Kepler's Trial the Opera is now available online.
Astronomy - History/Archeology
15.12.2016
Kepler’s Trial the Opera
An ambitious opera, telling the story of an infamous witch trial, was premiered in October. A film of Kepler's Trial the Opera is now available online.
Law/Forensics - History/Archeology
14.12.2016
Law and Religion
Cardiff University has welcomed a leading legal scholar to deliver a keynote lecture on law and religion.
History/Archeology
08.12.2016
Is this the face of Robert the Bruce?
Could this be the face of Robert the Bruce, as it has never been seen before? ‌ ‌ ‌ Images of Robert the Bruce Scientists and historians have joined forces to create detailed virtual im
Arts and Design - History/Archeology
07.12.2016
History/Archeology - Religions
05.12.2016
Govan’s Viking history comes to life for a group of local P4 pupils
Take a group of Primary 4 pupils from Govan, many of whom know little about its history, and immerse them in tales of Viking invasions and ancient Briton kingdoms.
History/Archeology
02.12.2016
Cutting welfare to protect the economy ignores lessons of history, researchers claim
Cutting welfare to protect the economy ignores lessons of history, researchers claim
Amid ongoing welfare cuts, researchers argue that investment in health and social care have been integral to British economic success since 1600.
History/Archeology
23.11.2016
National accreditation for ‘transformative' archive centre
National accreditation for ‘transformative’ archive centre
National accreditation for ‘transformative' archive centre A state-of-the-art East Sussex archive centre has received national accreditation for the high quality of service it provides.
History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics
22.11.2016
QMUL academic unearths Britain's first audiobook
QMUL academic unearths Britain’s first audiobook
Matthew Rubery , Professor of Modern Literature at Queen Mary University of London, has rediscovered the first full-length audiobook ever made: Joseph Conrad's 1902 novella Typhoon .
History/Archeology - Event
21.11.2016
Handy Gazetteer captures changing face of Cumbria
Handy Gazetteer captures changing face of Cumbria
A new A to Z guide, the first of its kind and published today, provides a snapshot history of every community in Cumbria.
Life Sciences - History/Archeology
16.11.2016
What can Pokémon Go teach the world of conservation?
What can Pokémon Go teach the world of conservation?
The augmented reality game, designed for mobile devices, allows users to capture, battle and train virtual creatures called Pokémon that appear on screen as if part of the real-world environment.
History/Archeology - Administration/Government
16.11.2016
Before race mattered: what archives tell us about early encounters in the French colonies
Before race mattered: what archives tell us about early encounters in the French colonies
As Europe expanded its overseas colonies, fixed ideas of racial differences took hold.
History/Archeology
15.11.2016
Remaking the map
A new international research project revealing significant episodes of South African and Dutch history and its impact on trade internationally is to be undertaken by researchers in Cardiff and South Africa.
History/Archeology - Business/Economics
15.11.2016
Holography history archives merge
Two important archives are being merged to capture the history of holograms and their innovators.
Careers/Employment - History/Archeology
09.11.2016
Believing is Seeing: a Cambridge Shorts film
Imagination is where ideas start: in the mind's eye. The ability to think creatively - to dream the impossible - is behind the technological developments that have transformed the world.
Religions - History/Archeology
04.11.2016
Scans locate historic secret room in walls of Gunpowder plot house
Concealed inside a key building in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, researchers from The University of Nottingham have used the latest scanning technology to reveal in 3D a hiding-hole used by 17th-Century Catholic priests escaping religious persecution.
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