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.
Professor of chemistry Sibrand Stratingh, from Groningen, built the first electric vehicle – the precursor to the electric car – around 1830. He also drove a steam-powered carriage through the streets of Groningen. But his innovative scientific work...
Newspapers first made their appearance in the Netherlands as early as 400 years ago. They mostly consisted of eyewitness accounts, which were as reliable or unreliable then as they are today. Historian Joop Koopmans talks about the news in early...
Trial Follow the Money: investigate people, systems and organisations that misbehave and thus cause damage to society.
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