For centuries, experts have been discussing the Star of Bethlehem, of biblical renown. New calculations using modern computer programs have led to a new theory on the star's authenticity. As a result, a two-day conference has been organized at the University of Groningen on 23 and 24 October, which will be attended by international experts from countries including the US and the UK.
The weekly online video magazine Unifocus highlights topics related to the University of Groningen in the fields of research and society, student life, teaching, policy and internationalization.
Snails being solemnly banished for nibbling too much on the crops of the inhabitants of Autun, France. Dolphins, horses, moles, and flies being sentenced in court. Sven Gins investigates these kinds of animal trials. We might have World Animal Day...
National Science Weekend at ThRS
Prof. Sabrina Corbellini conducts research into the history of reading in premodern Europe. Her research disproves persistent prejudices about the ‘dark’, ‘undeveloped’ Middle Ages. ‘The ability to read is essential to the functioning of society....
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