Large-scale cadastral maps on parchment digitised
08 november 2019
Uppsala University Archives holds a large collection of hand-drawn seventeenth century maps on parchment. These maps are of significant historical value and a valuable source of information on the University’s agricultural properties at the time.
Welcome to 2019 inaugural lectures and the inauguration of professors ceremony
01 november 2019
On 15 November more than 20 new professors will be inaugurated at Uppsala University at a formal ceremony in the Grand Auditorium. Each will describe their research in short lectures in the University Main Building on 12–15 November. Everyone is w...
New Honorary Doctors Appointed at Uppsala University
21 oktober 2019
The nine faculties at Uppsala University have decided on who they wish to appoint as honorary doctors this academic year. The new honorary doctors include researchers in fields as diverse as string theory, maternal healthcare, evolutionary biology...
Social Privilege Translates into Online Power
21 oktober 2019
The comment sections of online newspapers, blogs and Twitter feeds are often described as a democratic forum; however, a recently published doctoral dissertation demonstrates how groups who already enjoy a strong voice in society also benefit from...
Excavation documentation from Labraunda digitised
21 oktober 2019
Uppsala University Library's part of the project Mötesplats Medelhavet ("Labraunda") - a research platform for digitised archaeological collections and archives at the Swedish institutes in Athens, Rome and Istanbul, is now being started. The aim ...
A focus on social genomics for new research infrastructure
11 oktober 2019
Science has already shown that human behaviour is shaped by complex interactions between heredity and the social environment. Now researchers at Uppsala University are building a knowledge bank that will take social genomics to the next level.
Aristocratic family trees became scientific model
01 oktober 2019
Before the French Revolution, family trees were reserved for the feudal upper classes, who used them to consolidate their social status. While feudalism broke down and family trees lost their old roles, the trees gained new functions as scientific...
Major investment in research on impact of artificial intelligence on people and society
23 september 2019
A major national research programme aims to study the impact of artificial intelligence on society at large and on individual behaviour. The Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation has granted SEK 96 million to be shared by 16 research projects ...
Uppsala philosopher elected to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
19 september 2019
Folke Tersman, professor of practical philosophy at Uppsala University, has been elected as a member of the class for humanities and for outstanding services to science at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
Johan Ihre’s dissertations now in digital form.
06 september 2019
Johan Ihre (1707-1780) was professor of Rethoric and Politics at Uppsala University for 42 years. During this time he managed no less than 453 dissertations, the theses of the time. These dissertations are currently a widely used source material i...
Powerful links between music and emotions
04 september 2019
Hello there, Patrik Juslin, Professor of Psychology. You’ve written a book on the psychology of music, summarising 20 years’ research. What kinds of emotions does music arouse?
Uppsala pedagogue joins Research Advisory Committee
09 augusti 2019
The Swedish Government has appointed a new Research Advisory Committee to consult on a number of issues, including drafting a new research policy bill. Elisabet Nihlfors, professor of pedagogy at Uppsala University is one of twelve members of the ...
Maria Grahn-Farley wins 2019 prize for course literature
17 juni 2019
Maria Grahn-Farley, Associate Professor in Public Law at the Department of Law, has won the annual course literature prize from the publisher Studentlitteratur in 2019 with her book Barnkonventionen – en kommentar (‘The UN Convention on the Rights...
Lena Rydholm elected to the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters
12 juni 2019
Lena Rydholm, professor of Chinese at Uppsala University’s Department of Linguistics and Philology, has been elected to the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters as a working member in the philosophical and philological class. Her research has largely ...
The fuck expletive is spreading across the world
10 juni 2019
Fuck is probably the most widespread profanity in the world. In the Nordic languages, fuck has become a well-established part of the vocabulary, while in languages such as Russian and Hindi, it is used but not established to the same extent. And i...
Sustainable urbanisation requires collaboration
10 juni 2019
On Sunday, 30 June, six seminars on sustainability and urbanisation focusing on India and Sweden will take place in Almedalen. To find out more, we talked to Swaminathan Ramanathan, visiting research fellow, and Owe Ronström, professor of ethnolog...
Lowest level of fatalities in organised violence in seven years
05 juni 2019
New data from the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP), Uppsala University shows that in 2018 the number of fatalities in organised violence reached the lowest level in seven years. However, the large share of internationalised conflicts, to which...
Burns Award 2019 to Peter Wallensteen
05 juni 2019
Peter Wallensteen, senior professor in the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University, has been awarded the James A. Burns, C.S.C. Award at the University of Notre Dame.
Anxiety is visible on images of the brain
24 maj 2019
Knowledge about what happens in the brain during anxiety is increasing. Which signal substances are involved? And why are young people more likely to feel anxious than children and adults? Andreas Frick, a researcher at the Department of Neuroscie...
Joscha Legewie awarded the 2019 Hans L. Zetterberg Prize
22 maj 2019
Joscha Legewie is awarded the Hans L. Zetterberg prize for his innovative studies within classic and central fields in sociology, including, race, education, and criminology.
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