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2020.07.31 | History and archaeology, Media coverage

The Romans Called it ‘Alexandrian Glass.’ Where Was It Really From?

Trace quantities of isotopes hint at the true origin of a kind of glass that was highly prized in the Roman Empire.

2020.07.30 | History and archaeology, Media coverage

Ny podcastserie tager dig med til de dansk-italienske udgravninger på Cæsars Forum

I 'Cæsars Forum' fortæller arkæologer om Julius Cæsar gennem tiden, og hvordan hverdagen så ud for almindelige mennesker i det antikke Rom.

Photo: Danish-German Jerash Northwest Quarter Project.

2020.07.16 | History and archaeology, Media coverage

New UrbNet results widely covered in this week’s news

The recent UrbNet collaboration study on using hafnium isotopes to determine the origin of Roman glass by Centre director Professor Rubina Raja, Assistant professor Gry Barfod and colleagues is trending on the web.

2020.07.10 | Media coverage

100 år fra ligestilling på universiteterne: Det er ikke kvindernes egen skyld, at de fravælger en forskerkarriere

Feature in Berlingske by Rubina Raja and Rikke Schmidt Kjærgaard about gender equality in academia.

2020.07.09 | History and archaeology, People

Introduction of Olympia Bobou

New UrbNet Assistant professor.

Figure 1: One of the colourless Roman glass sherds from Jerash, Jordan, analysed in this study. Purple splashes are iridescence due to weathering. Photo: Danish-German Jerash Northwest Quarter Project.
Figure 2: Simplified graphic showing long-shore transport of sands from the mouth of the Nile up along the Levantine coast (today Israel). Glass factories at Jalame and Apollonia used the sands in glass production during Roman and Byzantine times. Along the way North, some of the zircon minerals contained in the sands drop out leading to the different hafnium isotopic compositions of Egyptian and Levantine glass. Also shown is the location of Jerash, Jordan.

2020.07.09 | Research news, Publication, History and archaeology

New method solves old mystery: Hafnium isotopes clinch origin of high-quality Roman glass

Geochemical studies of invisible tracers in glass can reveal more than what meets the eye. In a new international collaboration study from UrbNet, AGiR and the Danish-German Jerash Northwest Quarter Project, researchers have found a way to determine the origin of Roman colourless glass. The study is published in Nature Scientific Reports.

2020.07.08 | Publication, History and archaeology

Consumption strategies and social implications in two Danish towns in the 13th–16th centuries

New publication by former PhD student Kirstine Haase and Stuart Whatley.

2020.07.08 | History and archaeology, Calls

Call for research assistant in the Circular Economy and Urban Sustainability in Antiquity project

Application deadline: 21 August 2020.

2020.07.08 | Calls, History and archaeology

Call for research assistant at Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet)

Application deadline: 21 August 2020.

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