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In its January 2015 edition, National Geographic magazine has a 22 page article, Origins of Art, showing the research of UiB archaeologist Christopher Henshilwood.
According to a new study of freshwater shells from the Indonesian island of Java, early hominins created geometric engravings 450,000 years ago.
Norwegian emigrants have long traditions of making it in China. But what is needed to succeed in modern China?
Professors Randi and Gunnar Håland have added colour and spice to life and research at UiB, and have built relations that have put Bergen on the world map.
Professor Christopher Henshilwood is already a holder of an advanced grant from the European Research Council. Now he has also been named as one of the most cited researchers in the world.
A course this autumn focuses on the interplay between religion and tourism
Tradition and community are important ingredients as part of the renewed interest in micro-brewing and local food culture.
When the Norwegian Constitution was adopted in 1814 it represented a dramatic break from the absolute monarchy and aristocratic privilege of the past.
The University of Bergen is making an untapped source of historical material available by digitising the vast TV archives of Sudan National Broadcasting Corporation.
As a historian, she studied women’s liberation. As a woman she experienced this liberation. For Professor Ida Blom, history and life are two sides of the same coin.
Precipitations lead to the growth of ice caps at the beginning of the last ice age. Researchers have now found how this precipitation was formed. The results may help predict the next ice age.
Well into the twentieth century, people from the islands outside of Bergen rowed by boat to town and sold fresh fish straight from their boats.
PhD candidate Gedef Firew Abawa is searching for the origins of agriculture in Northwest Ethiopia.

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