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Innovative research project on cultural entrepreneurship receives SEK 25 million from The Kamprad Family Foundation

20 May, 2022 - Linnéuniversitetet

The Kamprad Family Foundation for Entrepreneurship, Research & Charity funds a research and collaborative project on cultural entrepreneurship with a grant of SEK 25 million to Linnaeus University. The project is led by professor Anders Högberg at the Department of Cultural Sciences at Linnaeus University. It will run for five years, starting in 2022. “The […]

Complex urban processes in the Indus civilisation

17 February, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Mesopotamia and the Indus civilisation were both urban civilisations with large, densely populated and planned cities, 6000-1990 BCE. A new thesis in archaeology points out that the ancient Indus society showed complex patterns of urbanity that were rare in other ancient societies. The aim of the thesis was to analyse the main differences in the […]

Small measures can be a big help for children of mothers with depression

20 December, 2021 - Uppsala universitet

Several new studies among Syrian refugee families in Turkey and families with infants in Sweden and Bhutan show that children of mothers in poor mental health risk falling behind in their cognitive development. However, very small changes can suffice to break this correlation and enable the children to return to their normal developmental level. The solutions where the same in all three countries

Historical Spanish-Japanese friendship turned out to be a myth

6 December, 2021 - Linnéuniversitetet

Historian Birgit Tremml-Werner at Linnaeus University has studied letters, agreements and licenses between the Spanish Empire and Japan in the 17th century. She investigated how the word “friendship” was used and translated. The result: the Spaniards often spoke of friendship in their trade documents, while the Japanese neither used nor translated the word. In both […]

Gold jewellery from the time of Nefertiti found in Bronze Age tombs in Cyprus

1 December, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

“The finds indicate that these are family tombs for the ruling elite in the city. For example, we found the skeleton of a five-year-old with a gold necklace, gold earrings and a gold tiara. This was probably a child of a powerful and wealthy family,” says Professor Peter Fischer, the leader of the excavations.

New Research Project on Future Food Cultures in the Wake of the Climate Crisis

29 November, 2021 - Linnéuniversitetet

Professor of English Professsor Johan Höglund at the Department of Languages and the cutting-edge research centre LNUC Concurrences at Linnaeus University, is awarded 2.8 million SEK from Formas, the government research council for sustainable development, for the project “Future Food Imaginaries in Global Climate Fiction”. This is a project about how film and literature imagine […]

The indigenous population of ancient Sicily were active traders

27 September, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

How should we relate to the traditional historiography on ancient Sicily? The prevailing view has been that the indigenous population had neither territory, power nor economic resources. But with the aid of interdisciplinary methods, a new thesis shows that trade was a big part of the economy for the inhabitants of the settlement of Monte […]

Reopening soon? Strategies to opening up after the pandemic

18 June, 2021 - Handelshögskolan i Stockholm

How will countries in Eastern Europe and the Baltic Sea region, and the Caucasus region handle the opening of their borders and economies? And what lies ahead to go back to a pre-pandemic societal routine? Since vaccination has started across all over the world, it is vital to reflect upon the road map different countries have chosen to open up societies and economies.

Unique collaboration results in the first Swedish professorship in non-fiction

7 June, 2021 - Linnéuniversitetet

Thanks to a unique collaboration between Linnaeus University, the Natur & Kultur Foundation, the Swedish Association of Educational Writers, and the Swedish Writers’ Union it is now clear that the first Swedish professorship in non-fiction will become reality. Non-fiction – fact-based literature like, for instance, reports, history, biographies, debate books, popular science, travelogues, and study […]