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Western-trained Egyptologist ‘unwraps’ mummy mystery 

Western-trained Egyptologist ‘unwraps’ mummy mystery 

The secrets of King Amenhotep I had been buried and reburied for three millennia beneath layers of linen and a stunningly lifelike mask. He was the only one of Egypt’s royal mummies whose body was unviewed by modern eyes. Unviewed, that is, until Cair …

A rumour at rest: Western researcher clears a king’s reputation

A rumour at rest: Western researcher clears a king’s reputation

Robert the Bruce was a warrior-king, hero, champion of Scottish independence. And not a leper. For almost seven centuries, the Scots have endured taunts that Robert the Bruce had leprosy, a disease that until recently, held a stigma unlike any other. Now, thanks to...

Helping others tell their stories

Helping others tell their stories

What started as a grade school journal has now evolved into a larger effort by a Western Anthropology graduate student to help his community tell its stories in ways that are more creative. “I grew up with a passion for painting. By the time I was in Grade 12, it...

Connecting carvings to soldiers, sacrifice

Connecting carvings to soldiers, sacrifice

The images of carvings – some intricate, others rudimentary – on the walls of a chalk cave deep underground in the French countryside are symbols of Canadian lives lived and lost during the First World War.

Project lends hand to saving a voice

Project lends hand to saving a voice

For Tania Granadillo, the silencing of one language is like losing a part of humanity’s heritage. Hence why this summer, the Anthropology professor and students in her Language Revitalization in Practice course are joining the effort to save one.

Western unlocks secrets of Small Wonders

Western unlocks secrets of Small Wonders

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4aCWcA1WsQ As Andrew Nelson slices his way through half a millennium of history, he is unlocking secrets of Small Wonders. Led by the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Metropolitan Museum of Art (MMA) in New York and Rijksmuseum in...

Group finding its voice on violence

Group finding its voice on violence

Talking about gender-based violence is hard. If you’re part of a Muslim community, it is markedly harder and a group of young women in London wants to change this. Nearly two years ago, the London Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration hired more...

Mobile phones answer call for relief help

Mobile phones answer call for relief help

Papua New Guinea is suffering a drought that may impact the Oceania country worse than a similar devastation in 1997, its worst drought on record. Located just south of the equator, about 160 kilometres north of Australia, almost 1.8 million Papua New Guinea people...

Graduate student imagine Canada’s research future

Graduate student imagine Canada’s research future

What could be more important in our academic community than engaging our brightest minds in the imagining and decision-making process of designing Canada’s research future? Last Friday, about a dozen graduate students from Western’s Social Sciences and Humanities...

Mummy’s song, identity return after millennia

Mummy’s song, identity return after millennia

For nearly a century, ‘Justine’ lay dormant in the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). But last month, thanks to Western researcher Andrew Nelson, the Egyptian mummy came to life – as a singer named Nefret-Mut. “When we work with a mummy or skeleton, we are interested in...

A rumour at rest: Western researcher clears a king’s reputation

A rumour at rest: Western researcher clears a king’s reputation

Robert the Bruce was a warrior-king, hero, champion of Scottish independence. And not a leper. For almost seven centuries, the Scots have endured taunts that Robert the Bruce had leprosy, a disease that until recently, held a stigma unlike any other. Now, thanks to...

Helping others tell their stories

Helping others tell their stories

What started as a grade school journal has now evolved into a larger effort by a Western Anthropology graduate student to help his community tell its stories in ways that are more creative. “I grew up with a passion for painting. By the time I was in Grade 12, it...

Connecting carvings to soldiers, sacrifice

Connecting carvings to soldiers, sacrifice

The images of carvings – some intricate, others rudimentary – on the walls of a chalk cave deep underground in the French countryside are symbols of Canadian lives lived and lost during the First World War.

Project lends hand to saving a voice

Project lends hand to saving a voice

For Tania Granadillo, the silencing of one language is like losing a part of humanity’s heritage. Hence why this summer, the Anthropology professor and students in her Language Revitalization in Practice course are joining the effort to save one.

Western unlocks secrets of Small Wonders

Western unlocks secrets of Small Wonders

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4aCWcA1WsQ As Andrew Nelson slices his way through half a millennium of history, he is unlocking secrets of Small Wonders. Led by the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Metropolitan Museum of Art (MMA) in New York and Rijksmuseum in...

Group finding its voice on violence

Group finding its voice on violence

Talking about gender-based violence is hard. If you’re part of a Muslim community, it is markedly harder and a group of young women in London wants to change this. Nearly two years ago, the London Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration hired more...

Mobile phones answer call for relief help

Mobile phones answer call for relief help

Papua New Guinea is suffering a drought that may impact the Oceania country worse than a similar devastation in 1997, its worst drought on record. Located just south of the equator, about 160 kilometres north of Australia, almost 1.8 million Papua New Guinea people...

Graduate student imagine Canada’s research future

Graduate student imagine Canada’s research future

What could be more important in our academic community than engaging our brightest minds in the imagining and decision-making process of designing Canada’s research future? Last Friday, about a dozen graduate students from Western’s Social Sciences and Humanities...

Mummy’s song, identity return after millennia

Mummy’s song, identity return after millennia

For nearly a century, ‘Justine’ lay dormant in the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). But last month, thanks to Western researcher Andrew Nelson, the Egyptian mummy came to life – as a singer named Nefret-Mut. “When we work with a mummy or skeleton, we are interested in...