In our new series Humanity Hits we present treasured items from our Special Collections by means of short film clips.
The Special Collections Research Room constitutes our Humanity Lab — the University Library's laboratory where humankind can be spread out like a patient etherised upon a table. Researching the past provides insight into people's behaviour. The world is changing constantly, but the essence of human behaviour decidedly less so. All books, maps, and other objects in our Special Collections are available for study, teaching, and research. Through these clips we are introducing a number of highlights.
Martin Luther once held this book in his own hands. He wrote in it too, in response to the text. Others after him followed suit. The book is an edition of the New Testament, translated into Latin by Erasmus of Rotterdam. He did not like the existing translation and so, in 1516, he made a better one. In 1527, this fourth edition appeared in Basel. Luther bought a copy. This copy. Later, via Regnerus Praedinius, the book came into the possession of the University of Groningen Library.
This film clip tells us about the sparks flying in the margin of this book.
Prof. Moniek Tromp has been appointed Captain of Science of the Chemistry Top Sector by the Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. As from 1 July 2023, she succeeded Prof. Bert Weckhuysen from Utrecht University.
Leonardo Arriagada Beltran conducted his PhD research on the interface of computer-generated art and the constantly evolving field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). He will defend his Phd thesis on 21 September. His research offers valuable insights...
Harish Vedantham and Casper van der Kooi have been nominated by New Scientist for Wetenschapstalent 2023 (Science Talent 2023). This election is meant to give young scientists and their research a stage.
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