Imagine: it's the year 150 and you're a resident of Rome. You walk amongst the magnificent architecture: the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the aqueducts. But what is that enormous Egyptian pillar doing there? And how did it get here in one piece? In a video lecture (in Dutch) for the Universiteit van Nederland, classicist Bettina Reitz-Joosse (University of Groningen) explains why Roman emperors were so proud of the erection of obelisks.
Through the Universiteit van Nederland, inspiring academics share interesting and new insights from their fields of research by means of short lectures. They bring science to life for a young and wide-ranging public by answering provocative questions in various formats. From dark matter to animals’ experiences of love: just about everything is covered.
De Nederlandse wetenschappelijke expeditie rond Spitsbergen, SEES , is klaar voor vertrek. Vanmiddag om 18:00 uur vaart het schip de Ortelius af vanaf Longyearbyen met aan boord 50 klimaatwetenschappers, biologen, sociologen en andere...
Dr Bettina Reitz-Joosse, associate professor of Latin Language and Literature, has received an ERC Starting Grant for the project FACERE. Roman Making and its Meanings: Representations of Manual Creation in the Literature and Visual Culture of...
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