Is there such a thing as a ‘parallel life’ to a strictly academic modus operandi? Is there a domain where a more artistic take on a PhD thesis can be expressed? Dimitris discusses how his Instagram project relates to his research.
The Great Seal of the United States, designed in 1776 by Charles Thomson, is perhaps the world's best known coat of arms but its prehistory remains partly obscure. What were Thomson’s sources? How did he use them?
In this blog, Glyn Muitjens examines the application of human milk in medical recipes of the Hippocratic Corpus, to demonstrate that its use can teach us something about Greek culture. In fact, human milk played a central role in policing female bodies.
HBO’s new miniseries Chernobyl, a dramatization of the infamous accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, raises some interesting questions about the inhuman character of radioactivity, and the way in which this relates to the sphere of the political.
21 June 2019, Bessensap, NWO’s yearly conference on science communication will take place. Next to blogs, we increasingly see videos entering the science communications stage. But what is the added value of video for the public? And for the researcher?