Literature / linguistic

Linguistics - May 16
A University of Bristol academic appears to have succeeded where countless cryptographers, linguistics scholars and computer programs have failed - by cracking the code of the 'world's most mysterious text', the Voynich manuscript. Although the purpose and meaning of the manuscript had eluded scholars for over a century, it took Research Associate Dr. Gerard Cheshire two weeks, using a combination of lateral thinking and ingenuity, to identify the language and writing system of the famously inscrutable document.
Linguistics - Mar 26

A rare, original royal charter from the first year of King John's reign has been discovered in Durham by a medieval historian from the University of Bristol.

Linguistics - Oct 22, 2018

Changes in housing costs have dramatically exacerbated the rise in income inequality in Germany since the mid-1990s, according to new UCL research. It found that 20 per cent of those with the lowest incomes (bottom fifth) saw their share of household income spent on housing rise from 27 per cent in 1993 to 39 per cent in 2013.

Linguistics - Oct 11, 2018

The geography of Wales is being explored through its fiction, as part of an interactive online project. Literary Atlas, which goes live this month, plots locations featured in English-language novels set around Wales.

Linguistics - Nov 7, 2018

A thought-provoking film, released to coincide with the centenary of the Armistice in November 1918, in which war is imagined as a diabolical dance choreographed by Satan and Ballet Master Death is currently touring the UK, including several performances in and around Bristol.

Linguistics - Oct 11, 2018

A new online toolkit has been designed by experts to help organisations tackle modern slavery in their local communities. Throughout the UK, many different organisations are working hard to prevent slavery, promote the identification of victims, offer support to survivors and to ensure slavery can't flourish.

Linguistics - Sep 19, 2018

The Orwell Papers, housed at UCL Special Collections, have been formally inscribed to the prestigious UNESCO Memory of the World International Register. The award will be formally presented at the 2018 UNESCO Memory of the World UK Awards ceremony on the 19th of September 2018.

Selected Jobs
Linguistics/Literature - 07.08
Associate Professor in Semantics University of Oxford
Linguistics/Literature - 07.08
Assistant Professor in Medieval and Early Modern English Studies (Fixed-term) University of Nottingham

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