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Excavation near Alken Enge in 2014. Photo by: Anders Trærup, AU Foto

2016.03.23 | Research, Arkæologi

Archaeology at the top of the International QS Ranking

Aarhus University receives international recognition in the 2016 QS World University Rankings by Subject. The School of Culture and Society is represented in the list by Archaeology ranked as number 40 and History and Anthropology both in the top 100.

The water in the river in San Sebastian area is orange from acid mine drainage (Photo: Pedro Cabezas)
Vladimir Pacheco Cueva talks to the local community in San Sebastian about environmental and health risks. (Photo: Xenia Marroquin)
Despite its high price bottled water is seen everywhere in San Sebastian. (Photo: Vladimir Pacheco Cueva)
Different gangs of artisanal miners dig up their own holes with simple tools and use mercury to extract gold from the rocks. (Photo: Vladimir Pacheco)

2016.03.16 | Research, Globale Studier

Abandoned mines cause serious problems for local communities

Water pollution caused by acid drainage is one of the biggest problems for people who live in and around mining areas. Vladimir Pacheco Cueva, PhD and assistant professor at the School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, is the co-author of a report calling for government action to tackle the impact of mining on a rural community in El…

2016.03.03 | Arkæologi

Introduction of Ema Bauzyte

New UrbNet PhD student

2016.03.03 | Arkæologi

Introduction of Luise Ørsted Brandt

New Assistant professor at UrbNet

2016.02.25 | Arkæologi

Introduction of Olav Elias Gundersen

New UrbNet PhD student

2016.02.17 | Research

The feeling of being observed increases prosocial behaviour

A new interdisciplinary study with the participation of Dimitris Xygalatas, Panos Mitkidis, and John McGraw, researchers at the Interacting Minds Centre at Aarhus University, shows that exposure to a three-dimensional human figure increases prosocial behaviour.

2016.02.10 | Research

Religion may help societies to expand

An international team of researchers including Dimitris Xygalatas, who is an associate professor at the Interacting Minds Centre at Aarhus University, have studied the way in which religious beliefs influence cooperation and the formation of societies. They found that people’s view of their gods has a direct impact on the way they behave towards…

Untitled (“Drogba"). Boh Dida. Nouakchott 2011 (Photo: Christian Vium). 
Contact Sheet # 4 (Appropriated archive material from AMI, Nouakchott. Mauritania). 
Christian Vium

2016.02.10 | Antropologi, Awards, Contemporary Ethnography

Anthropologist Receives International Photo Award

Postdoctoral research fellow Christian Vium receives the photo award “Prix HSBC 2016” in Paris, France for his long-term work on urbanization in Mauritania.

2016.02.08 | Arkæologi

Introduction of Hanna Dahlström

New UrbNet PhD student

2016.02.06 | Teologi

New PhD fellow at the Department of Theology

Sigurvin Lárus Jónsson is a new PhD fellow at the Department of Theology with a project entitled “James in Light of Mimesis and Intertextuality”

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