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  • Newly discovered motifs in rock art in Tumlehed in Sweden show seafaring in the Stone Age

    [8 Nov 2019] South-west Sweden's best preserved rock painting has now been dated - it is from the late Stone Age. With the aid of new technologies, researchers at the University of Gothenburg have been able to reveal a number of previously unknown motifs that are no longer visible to the naked eye. The most important of these newly discovered motifs are boats with elk-head stems. This is the first time that these kinds of boats have been documented in southern or western Scandinavia and these motifs provide further evidence of the long-distance sea voyages undertaken by Stone Age maritime hunters.

  • Watching films on a small screen has an impact on comprehension and immersion

    [24 Sep 2019] How does the experience of watching a film on a smartphone differ from watching it on the big screen in a cinema? This has been investigated in an experiment and the findings indicate that the viewing situation has an impact on comprehension and immersion in the film's narrative, and even on the viewer's empathy with the fictional characters as well.

  • Nineteenth century Swedish women writers wrote international best-sellers

    [5 Sep 2019] Emilie Flygare-Carlén and Fredrika Bremer were translated and distributed far and wide beyond Sweden¿s borders in ten times greater volumes than the works of Carl Jonas Love Almqvist. But it is predominantly Almqvist who lives on in Sweden¿s literary history. A research group at the University of Gothenburg has shown that a number of Swedish women writers were best-selling celebrities in the nineteenth century.

  • New live podcast linking museums' collections with the latest heritage research and global challenges

    [2 Sep 2019] Mummies, DNA and Japan - what's hidden in the box? Together with the Centre for Critical Heritage Studies at the University of Gothenburg, Folkuniversitetet and the Museum of World Culture, a brand new podcast series is launched. It will be recorded with a live audience at the Museum of World Culture in Gothenburg during the fall of 2019. The first event in the series is held September 5th and concerns mummies and the handling of human remains.

  • Women also competed for status superiority in mid-Republican Rome

    [23 Aug 2019] Purple clothing, gold trimmings, earrings and two- or four-wheeled carriages. Among the elite, competition for status superiority was just as vital to women as it was to men in Rome around 2000 years ago. This has been demonstrated in a thesis that investigates the domains and resources women had access to for status competition and how these were regulated by law.

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