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  • Undocumented US Immigrants Given a Voice in Latin American Literature

    [8 Jun 2015] The portrayal of undocumented migrants has become more nuanced in Latin American literature. The contemporary fiction is also presenting new perspectives on issues related to identity, belonging and life in alienation that are highly relevant in the modern immigration debate. These points are made in a new doctoral thesis in Spanish with a literary orientation from the University of Gothenburg.

  • 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.

  • Local Cults of Saints Had a Role in Christianisation

    [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.

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