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  • Emotional Expressions in Ancient Funerary Art Served as Therapy for the Bereaved

    [20 Feb 2014] Emotional expressions on Greek tombstones from the Hellenistic period (323-31 B.C.) help increase our understanding of social communication and cultural values. This is the conclusion of a doctoral thesis in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History from the University of Gothenburg.

  • Computer Game Characters Become More Human-like by Gossiping and Lying

    [19 Feb 2014] Imagine socially intelligent computer game characters with a natural dialogue, human-like in their ways of relating to others, who gossip, manipulate and have their own agendas. New research can make all of this possible, according to a new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg and the University of Skövde.

  • Cultural connections with Europe found in ancient Jordanian settlement

    [16 Jan 2014] Swedish archaeologists in Jordan led by Professor Peter M. Fischer from the University of Gothenburg have excavated a nearly 60-metre long well-preserved building from 1100 B.C. in the ancient settlement Tell Abu al-Kharaz. The building is from an era characterised by major migration.

  • American visiting research fellow: "An Amazing Experience"

    [27 Dec 2013] Steven Burg, professor of history at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, US, has spent this fall at the University of Gothenburg¿s Department of Historical Studies thanks to a Fulbright Award.

  • Fiction Reading as Medicine

    [8 Oct 2013] Fiction reading can be viewed as a considerable factor in the rehabilitation process for persons on sick leave. This is the conclusion of a new interdisciplinary study from the University of Gothenburg on sick-listed women's experiences with fiction reading to improve their health, so-called bibliotherapy.

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