[21 May 2013] For the first time the University of Gothenburg participates as a partner of West Pride. The University hopes to contribute and support the work towards an open and equal society.
[8 Feb 2013] Today health is a matter of living a risk-conscious lifestyle and being in control of one¿s body and life. Yet 100 years ago, health was not a private matter but rather a national duty. This is found in a new doctoral thesis in religious studies from the University of Gothenburg.
[30 Oct 2012] When we read a text, we hear a voice talking to us. Yet the voice changes over time. In his new book titled Poesins röster, Mats Malm, professor in comparative literature at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, shows that when reading older literature, we may hear completely different voices than contemporary readers did - or not hear any voices at all.
[30 Oct 2012] A previously unknown Swedish translation of the Egyptian author Taha Husein¿s famous autobiography al-Ayyam (The Days) has been found by Göran Larsson, professor of religious studies at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, after having spent 60 years in an archive box. The book is now being published as an electronic facsimile edition. ¿Besides its high literary value, it is of great ethnographic and cultural-historical interest,¿ he says.
[23 Aug 2012] Interpretations of religious texts are controversial. This is particularly true of analyses of the Hebrew Bible, often called the "Old Testament". The term hendiadys has been commonly used as an aid in analyses of the Hebrew text. A thesis from the University of Gothenburg shows, however, that hendiadys is not sufficiently specific to describe the constructions used in biblical Hebrew.