[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.
[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.
[25 Feb 2015] There is a clear link between the celebration of native saints and the ecclesiastical organisation that emerged in Scandinavia in the 12th century. Yet, according to a new doctoral thesis in history from the University of Gothenburg, important differences can be noted between Sweden and Denmark.
[10 Dec 2014] GUL, Ladok, student portal, and utbildning.gu.se ¿ fron December 10 available within one web site.
[25 Sep 2014] Archaeological finds of glass material from Old Lödöse, a Swedish trade centre in the High Middle Ages, call for a revision of the country¿s glass history. This is the conclusion of a doctoral thesis in archaeology from the University of Gothenburg, which describes how vitrified finds can be interpreted.