Time travelling to the mother tongue

19 Jul 2016

T
he sounds of languages that died thousands of years ago have been brought to life again through technology that uses statistics in a revolutionary new way.



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A world of science

08 Oct 2015

The history of science has been centred for too long on the West, say Simon Schaffer and Sujit Sivasundaram. It’s time to think global.

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Buddha and the book

28 May 2014

Some of the world’s oldest Sanskrit and Buddhist manuscripts – and a gift from the 13th Dalai Lama – go on display from today at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA).

 

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Headland history

31 Jan 2014

The medieval monk Jocelin of Furness has been little studied by historians - now a project investigating his work and its context is transforming what we know about past cultural identities in England’s north-west.

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Enter Zahhák, Dragon King of Persia

25 Oct 2013

To be performed in Cambridge on Monday 28 October Zahhák, Dragon King of Persia is the retelling of a myth taken from the Shahnama or ‘Book of Kings’. A story of greed and corruption, it will confront the audience with the ultimate political dilemma.

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Music in the making

01 Oct 2013

An investigation into how musicians find creative inspiration has identified four key ingredients needed for creative expression. It also shows that musicians may be at their most inspired when they step away from their instruments and think about music in different ways.

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