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  • Ulrika Knutson and Emily Hemelrijk New Honorary Doctors

    [10 Apr 2015] Swedish journalist and author Ulrika Knutson and Dutch ancient historian Emily Hemelrijk have been appointed honorary doctors at the Faculty of Arts, University of Gothenburg.

  • Kúl, Beibí and Plís New Words in Informal Icelandic

    [19 Mar 2015] Icelandic has, in contrast to other Nordic languages, a vocabulary that is well preserved in relation to the Old Norse roots, and the Icelanders have worked hard to keep it that way. But a number of loanwords are now appearing, especially in social media, which in turn could constitute a threat to the continuity of the Icelandic language. This is the conclusion of a doctoral thesis in Nordic languages from the University of Gothenburg.

  • Julianne Nyhan wanted to reveal the history of digital humanities

    [12 Mar 2015] Digital humanities is a field that covers everything from medieval texts to high-tech work with images. Julianne Nyhan wanted to reveal the history of the field, and went to Italy to interview pioneer female punchcard workers.

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