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.
Last week, Ben Feringa and Anouk Lubbe presented the first copy of their book Alledaagse Moleculen (Everyday Molecules) to minister Robbert Dijkgraaf. The richly illustrated book offers an accessible overview of 180 substances in our daily lives....
Dr Annette Scheepstra of the UG Arctic Centre, part of the Faculty of Arts, is about to conduct research into tourism in Antarctica and how tourists can become Antarctic ambassadors. She has been granted €1 million in funding by the Dutch Research...
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has appointed Professor Maria Loi and Professor Dirk Slotboom from the Faculty of Science and Engineering as members of the Academy.
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