[14 Sep 2016] The British Museum in London is rewriting history to appear in a better light and defend itself against demands to return objects to their countries of origin. This is the conclusion of a new PhD thesis in archaeology from the University of Gothenburg.
[8 Sep 2016] Visual art can give people a new understanding of time and in so doing contribute to the creation of a sustainable society. This is one of the conclusions drawn in a new doctoral thesis in Art History and Visual Studies from the University of Gothenburg.
[26 Aug 2016] This year the Principle of Public Access to Official Records and the first Freedom of the Press Act celebrate their 250th anniversary. This is celebrated during a whole week at the University Library and opens the fall programme of open lectures.
[9 Aug 2016] An archaeological expedition from the University of Gothenburg has discovered one of the richest graves from the Late Bronze Age ever found on the island of Cyprus. The grave and its offering pit, located adjacent the Bronze Age city of Hala Sultan Tekke, contained many fantastic gold objects such as a diadem, pearls, earrings and Egyptian scarabs, as well as more than 100 richly ornamented ceramic vessels. The objects, which originate from several adjacent cultures, confirm the central role of Cyprus in long-distance trade.
[13 May 2016] Hubert Cuyckens, Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Leuven, Belgium, has been appointed Honorary Doctor at the Faculty of Arts, University of Gothenburg.