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  • Best English thesis of the year goes to Malin Brus

    [16 Apr 2019] We congratulate this year's 2019 SWESSE Award for BA Thesis of the Year in English Literature winner Malin Brus. Her essay "I Don¿t Think We¿ve Been Formally Introduced?" Re-contextualising a Literary Model for First Meetings through Adaptation Theory and Fan Fiction" is based on Cassandra Clare¿s Young Adult novel City of Bones (2007), and the spin-off film and TV-series.

  • Radiocarbon dates show the origins of megalith graves and how they spread across Europe

    [11 Feb 2019] How did European megalith graves arise and spread? Using radiocarbon dates from a large quantity of material, an archaeologist at the University of Gothenburg has been able to show that people in the younger Stone Age were far more mobile than previously thought, had quite advanced seafaring skills, and that there were exchanges between different parts of Europe.

  • Oldest ever traces of the plague found in Falköping

    [6 Dec 2018] In a 5,000 year old grave outside Falköping, scientists have found the oldest traces of the plague bacterium's DNA in the world. An international research team including archaeologists from the University of Gothenburg made the discovery using advanced DNA techniques. According to the researchers, this discovery may also have identified the first pandemic in history which stretched from Europe across to Asia as a result of the new trade routes in this period.

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