01 novembre 2015

Six Degrees of Francis Bacon: a social network for early modern Britain

Today, social networks and information flows can easily be tracked though sites like Facebook and Twitter.
But, before the age of social media, how can we discover who knew whom and so, most likely, got to know what? A new digital humanities project, Six Degrees of Francis Bacon, has been created by Carnegie Mellon University and Georgetown University to answer precisely such questions for the early modern Britain of Bacon, Shakespeare, Milton and Newton. The site already identifies more than 13,000 individuals and highlights approximately 200,000 relationships. More...

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Sixth-form colleges ‘prepare students for university better than FE’

By Chris Havergal. University Campus Suffolk researchers find ‘natural progression’ into higher education is not found at every institution. More...

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Regius professorships to mark Queen’s 90th birthday

By Chris Havergal. Awards will recognise ‘academic excellence’ and ‘real-world impact’ of research, says universities minister. More...

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Egypt and UK collaborate on higher education regulation

By Chris Havergal. The Higher Education Regulatory Funding Authority will be tasked with designing new funding models and regulatory controls, and to create the conditions for an autonomous university sector in Egypt. More...

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EU growth balances decline in UK applications for early-deadline courses

By Chris Havergal. Oxford and Cambridge report increase in applications, as number of students reapplying falls sharply. More...

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UK university leaders lavish praise on Xi Jinping

By David Matthews. As China's president visits the UK, heads of UCL, LSE and the Royal Society all warm to his slogan "the Chinese Dream". More...

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University of Leicester launches Department of Transtemporal Studies

By Ellie Bothwell. Queen’s University Belfast and University of Sheffield also enter into the spirit of ‘Back to the Future Day’. More...

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Three-quarters of universities ‘fail to put vital course information online’

By Chris Havergal. Consumer watchdog Which? ‘disappointed’ after surveying 50 institutions’ websites. More...

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Universities clash with watchdog over website investigation

By Chris Havergal. Institutions say allegations that they do not comply with consumer protection legislation are ‘completely false’. More...

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Russell Group access: poorest fall further behind

By Chris Havergal. Only 5 per cent of school leavers who are eligible for free school meals gain places at Russell Group institutions. More...

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