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Bettina Reitz-Joosse (University of Groningen) and Han Lamers (HU Berlin/KU Leuven) have made an exciting discovery. Underneath a gigantic obelisk in Rome, they found a secret message from the Italian fascists: a Latin text about Mussolini’s Italy, intended for readers in the distant future. The ‘Codex Fori Mussolini’, as it is called, was hidden underneath the obelisk when it was built in 1932 and was soon forgotten. Reitz-Joosse and Lamers rediscovered and translated the text, and wrote a book about its history. Their research was recently published by Bloomsbury publishers.
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A 3D reconstruction of the ancient city of Crustumerium by archeologists and the Reality Center of the University of Groningen (video).
Communication and health. There is plenty to say on the matter, particularly now with the pandemic and with obesity on the rise. Jana Declercq, whose PhD research focused on health news, has been awarded a Veni grant and is now studying how...
The Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen can now deploy a new tool for linguistic research: mobile lab 'Spraaklab'. Spraaklab comprises a workplace for researchers and a separate, sound-proofed room where state-of-the-art recording...