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We read novels in translation with an idea that we are reading the original text. And that is the way we want it, according to Cecilia Alvstad, researcher at the Faculty of Humanities.
In the southern part of Zimbabwe lie the ruins of an urban community that probably existed for more than eight hundred years. This forgotten site may provide us with new knowledge about adaption to climate change and settlement in a marginal area.
Sound and music in films do more than merely enhance our experience of a film's narrative. They can also affect the ways in which we perceive ourselves and how we act.
Design is not merely creating something. Design can kill, and design can bring about global progress. Visions of a more sustainable future can be found in the history of design. Now these visions are being dug up.
History professor Robert Marc Friedman is creating theatre from scholarship in a new stage play entitled “Transcendence”, which shows new sides of Einstein’s theory of relativity.
In Roman Egypt, 14-year-old boys were enrolled in a youth organization in order to learn to be good citizens.
It is a myth that younger children develop a second language just by attending kindergarten. Preschool teachers need to actively facilitate language Development.
Music is not notation. Music is about the body, about how we create and listen. But how do we listen to music nowadays? Are we about to forget what it means to really listen? Researchers fear that this is so.
In Western tradition, meditation is linked to a personal relationship with God. Asiatic meditation places more emphasis on techniques.
The powerful Russian political elite restricts freedom of speech by using quasi-legal harassment. A typing error on a form can prevent an opposition politician from running for Office.
The analytical tool was developed to analyse how we move to music. Now, it may also provide answers to the risk of premature babies developing cerebral palsy.
Are the terms alcohol and kohl related? Yes, if we trace their origins. An Arabic etymological term base, the first of its kind, can provide new knowledge about Arab identity and cultural history.
In the Viking era, a number of slaves were beheaded and then buried together with their masters. New methods of skeleton analysis reveal more about the life of the poor more than a thousand years ago.
Edvard Munch produced his lithographs as part of a communication strategy that also included network-building and extensive use of the media.
Our encounter with other cultures creates a need to label our own culture and traditions.
Permitting extreme utterances in public discourse will enhance rather than counteract prejudices prevailing in society, says Norwegian scholar.
The Egyptian elite was buried in a coffin placed inside another coffin – in ensembles of up to eight coffins. This was intended to ensure the transformation of the deceased from human to deity, according to Anders Bettum, Egyptologist.
Dioscorus of Aphrodito was the last poet of antiquity. Most likely, he was also involved in business with a monastery; this we can learn from a letter from the 6th century. The papyrus document belongs to the University of Oslo Library.
The story about Knut, the polar bear from Berlin, tells us something about our times, our relationship with animals and our outlook on the environment.
The quest for spirituality is a feature of contemporary society. But we no longer believe in the one true religion. We make up our own metaphysical pick and mix. Harry Potter is just such a mix.
In East Norwegian graves dating from the Roman period complete sets of tableware, both goblets and earthenware vessels for food, have been found. It demonstrates a new view of death, where the ritualised feasting culture of the elite is brought into the hereafter.