Geoffrey Hobbis (CMJS) and his research team are launching their project ‘Fera-i-asi: Digitizing the Island Builders of the Lau Lagoon (Malaita), Solomon Islands’.
With funding from the Endangered Material Knowledge Programme, this project seeks to document the materials, processes, and techniques found in the tool kits of artificial island builders in the Lau Lagoon, Malaita, Solomon Islands. Particular attention will be paid to how these islands are threatened by, but may also help fend off the effects of environmental changes such as sea-level rise. This project invites Lau participants to document artificial island-related practices and to interview each other on these topics.
With funding from the Arcadia Foundation, the ethnographic media produced out of this project will be available Open Access on a site hosted by the British Museum.
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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