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.
Bert Cornelius was world-famous in Groningen for illustrating the Mussengang serial, which appeared on the back cover of the Groningen university newspaper every week from August 1984 until June 1995. As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of...
13 September marks the 25th anniversary of rapper 2Pac’s death, following an assassination attempt. 2Pac went down in history as the Che Guevara of hip hop. 13 September is also the date on which Steven Gilbers will be awarded his doctorate. His...
In his PhD thesis Pieter Boonstra has shown that the collatio was not simply a top-down communication of knowledge: instead, visitors were actively involved in the process as well.
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