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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.
Religions
23.06.2017
The religious lives of international seafarers
The religious and spiritual experiences of seafarers, and ministry amongst port chaplains, will be explored in a new project by Cardiff University's Seafarers International Research Centre (SIRC).
Religions
21.06.2017
Responses to terror attacks helping to fuel Islamophobia
The recent string of terrorist attacks across Europe has led to a spike in Islamophobic acts, from daily harassment to the horrific event this week in Finsbury Park. Yet while extreme acts of Islamophobia are generally denounced by political actors and the media, a new study suggests that more insidious forms of Islamophobia, couched in liberal terms, are helping normalise such forms of racism in society.
Religions
20.06.2017
Responses to terror attacks helping to fuel Islamophobia in society
The recent string of terrorist attacks across Europe has led to a spike in Islamophobic acts, from daily harassment to the horrific event this week in Finsbury Park. Yet while extreme acts of Islamophobia are generally denounced by political actors and the media, a new study suggests that more insidious forms of Islamophobia, couched in liberal terms, are helping normalise such forms of racism in society.
History/Archeology - Religions
14.06.2017
Hebridean Norsemen
A new exhibition featuring archaeological artefacts from Cardiff University excavations tells the story of the Norse period in the Outer Hebrides from the first arrival of the raiding Vikings to their settlement on the islands.
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.
Religions - History/Archeology
18.05.2017
The last Muslim King in Spain
The last Muslim King in Spain
The history, myths and legends surrounding the last Muslim ruler in Spain - whose surrender ended seven centuries of Islam at the heart of Western Europe - is the subject of a new book and Hay Festival appearance by Cambridge academic Elizabeth Drayson.
History/Archeology - Religions
27.04.2017
Discarded History exhibition lifts the lid on 1,000 years of medieval history
Treasures from the world's largest and most important collection of medieval Jewish manuscripts - chronicling 1,000 years of history in Old Cairo - have gone on display in Cambridge today for a six-month-long exhibition at Cambridge University Library.
Religions - Life Sciences
04.04.2017
Business/Economics - Religions
22.03.2017
Opinion: A rattled Saudi Arabia pivots for support to South-East Asia
Opinion: A rattled Saudi Arabia pivots for support to South-East Asia
Saudi Arabia is seeking to strengthen its commercial links with South-east's fast-growing economies. What makes this such an attractive offer - and are there any downsides' asks†Babak Mohammadzadeh†(Politics and International Studies) writing for The Conversation.
Administration/Government - Religions
16.03.2017
Oxford marks tenth anniversary of European Research Council
The Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University, Professor Louise Richardson, and the heads of 38 colleges and Permanent Private Halls have signed a letter to the Times arguing for the rights of EU citizens from outside the UK now living here to remain after Brexit.
Religions - History/Archeology
03.03.2017
Viceroy's House is very watchable - but its account of Indian independence is limited
Viceroy’s House is very watchable - but its account of Indian independence is limited
Dr Ashvin Immanuel Devasundaram, Lecturer in World Cinema, Queen Mary University of London, reviews Gurinder Chadha's latest film: Viceroy's House.
Religions - Business/Economics
18.02.2017
Shrinking territory contributes to significant drop in ISIS funding
Islamic State's income has more than halved since 2014, due to its shrinking territory in Syria and Iraq and subsequent losses of significant sources of revenue, according to a collaborative new study by the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) at King's College London and EY.
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.
Religions - Social Sciences
08.02.2017
The Bible as a weapon of war
The Bible as a weapon of war
How do former Lord's Resistance Army soldiers - men,†women†and children†who have used the Bible as a weapon of war - learn to reread the scriptures once they return home? This is the puzzle facing researchers from†Uganda and Cambridge.
Religions - Literature/Linguistics
03.02.2017
Hearing voices and spirituality
Hearing voices and spirituality
Although voice-hearing is often associated with severe mental illness, it can be an important aspect of people's religious or spiritual life.
Social Sciences - Religions
26.01.2017
Anthropologist explores the use of Minecraft in education
Anthropologist explores the use of Minecraft in education
Anthropologist explores the use of Minecraft in education Studying for an MA in Anthropology has inspired 24 year-old Patrick Smith to explore how the cult computer game Minecraft is educating children.
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.
Literature/Linguistics - Religions
25.01.2017
Social Sciences - Religions
16.01.2017
Releasing a better version of me: the power of education in prison to change lives
Releasing a better version of me: the power of education in prison to change lives
A pioneering project to teach university students alongside prisoners, so that they learn from each other, has proved remarkably successful.
Social Sciences - Religions
13.01.2017
Releasing a better version of me: the power of education to change all our lives
Releasing a better version of me: the power of education to change all our lives
A pioneering project to teach university students alongside prisoners, so that they learn from each other, has proved remarkably successful.
Religions - Arts and Design
19.12.2016
Ground-breaking digital biblical image project launched
Ground-breaking digital biblical image project launched A ground-breaking project of the largest ever online commentary on the Bible through visual images is to be launched by King's College London, following a donation.
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.
Religions - Politics
22.11.2016
Opinion: Urban activists are forging diverse communities in a divided Europe - here's how
Opinion: Urban activists are forging diverse communities in a divided Europe - here’s how
Shana Cohen and colleagues from the Woolf Institute argue that the political left in Europe should look to the local cooperation across religious and cultural divisions that is already going on across the continent.
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.
Religions - History/Archeology
04.11.2016
A very hairy story
Beards are back in fashion. But today's hipster styles convey rather different †messages to the hair men cultivated in the early modern period.
Religions - Politics
02.11.2016
Holbein’s Dance Of Death - the 16th Century Charlie Hebdo
He is best remembered for the magnificent portraits he produced as the court painter of Henry VIII; but a new study of Hans Holbein's famous ‘Dance Of Death' suggests that he also had strong anti-establishment views, creating works which foreshadowed modern satire.
History/Archeology - Religions
31.10.2016
QMUL academic helps to bring best-selling novel 'The Story of Sex' to the UK
QMUL academic helps to bring best-selling novel ’The Story of Sex’ to the UK
Dr Will McMorran , a specialist in French literature and the history of sexology, has translated the best-selling graphic novel The Story of Sex for publication in the UK.
Religions - Event
28.10.2016
Religion and the news
At a time when religion is hitting headlines every day, knowledge and understanding of faith and its place in our world has never been more important.
Religions
27.10.2016
Sir Tim Berners-Lee joins Oxford’s Department of Computer Science
Professor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, is to join the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford as a professor.
History/Archeology - Religions
26.10.2016
Religions
20.10.2016
New links between extremism, depression and violence
New links between extremism, depression and violence
Having extreme proor anti-British views is associated with violent and antisocial behaviour, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
Politics - Religions
18.10.2016
Prestigious appointment for politics lecturer
Prestigious appointment for politics lecturer
A Lancaster University lecturer has been appointed as an academic advisor to a House of Lords International Relations Select Committee.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Religions
14.10.2016
Christian perspectives on death and dying
A new project led by Cardiff University will provide opportunities for Christians from a wide range of backgrounds and different churches to explore issues around death and dying.
Administration/Government - Religions
14.10.2016
Internet censorship: making the hidden visible
Internet censorship: making the hidden visible
Despite being founded on ideals of freedom and openness, censorship on the internet is rampant, with more than 60 countries engaging in some form of state-sponsored censorship.
Religions - Administration/Government
28.09.2016
Funding boost to promote inter-religious and cultural dialogue
Funding boost to promote inter-religious and cultural dialogue
The National Association of Teachers of RE (NATRE) and the University of Bristol have successfully won two research bids for a joint project exploring better ways of promoting inter-religious and cultural dialogue in the classroom.
Literature/Linguistics - Religions
16.09.2016
Burns course takes a fresh new look at the Bard
Robert Burns is revered the world over with his prolific work being a source of interest to generations of readers few authors have rivalled.
Religions - Physics/Materials Science
08.09.2016
Religions - Social Sciences
02.09.2016
The veil worn by Muslim women ’may signal that they ARE integrating more’
Researchers have studied why young, highly educated Muslim women who live in modern urban environments may be choosing to wear the veil and have uncovered a paradox.
Administration/Government - Religions
30.08.2016
State crime experts call for assurances on Rakhine State advisory commission
State crime experts call for assurances on Rakhine State advisory commission
The International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has welcomed the Myanmar government's intention to establish an advisory commission on Rakhine State, but has
History/Archeology - Religions
26.08.2016
The Irish men who mapped the British Empire
The Irish men who mapped the British Empire
A new book by Charles Drazin from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) takes the reader on a historical journey from a small village in rural Ireland to the farthest flung outposts of the early twentieth century British empire.
Religions - Administration/Government
19.08.2016
Whose martyr is it anyway? Unravelling a Benedictine mystery
Whose martyr is it anyway? Unravelling a Benedictine mystery
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History/Archeology - Religions
06.07.2016
Dr Michael Scott presents his new book, Ancient Worlds, an epic history of East and West
Dr Michael Scott, Associate Professor in the University of Warwick's Classics and Ancient History department presents a richly coloured new vision of ancient history for our globalised world, showing
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