Over the last few decades, there has been a change in the way in which we relate to death. Newspaper articles provide an insight into what we consider a ‘good’ or ‘dignified’ death. According to research carried out by Radboud university medical center and Radboud University, the articles have revealed that, in the case of the elderly, a good death is primarily associated with having lived a full life and a self-chosen end of life.
During a GP consultation, physicians and patients may interrupt each other. These interruptions are often seen as intrusive actions by (male) physicians that hinder the patient. Linguist Ilona Plug and her colleagues investigated this assumption and discovered not only that gender is not a decisive factor, but also that interruptions can actually be positive for the course of the consultation
How is the past tense in a Spanish novel translated into other languages? And how can similarities and differences be explained? Language researchers at Radboud University investigated this using the Spanish novelAsí empieza lo malo(Thus bad begins) by the recently deceased writer Javier Marías.
After the attacks on 11 September 2001 in New York, nothing was left of the once iconic twin towers but a huge pile of debris. But debris, dust and steel acquired value because they mixed with the remains of unidentifiable victims. In his book project, researcher László Munteán explores the complex relationship between materiality and memory after the 9/11 attacks.
Learning a language is not something that comes naturally to all children: around seven per cent of children in the Netherlands have a Developmental Language Disorder (DLD). These children may have difficulty speaking or understanding language. Over the next three years, linguist Imme Lammertink will be researching the influence of the language environment on children with DLD. Her angle of approach is unique: she specifically focuses on the language input of children in regular and special education.
On 1 September, the Historical Database of Suriname and Curaçao (HDSC) received an Open Science Award during the National Open Science Festival. The HDSC contains data of the population of Suriname and Curaçao between approximately 1830 and 1950 and can be used by anyone, for example foreducation, cultural projects and family history.
Larissa Henrique dos Santos Lemos, student of the Faculty of Arts, will receive a Student Award together with six other students. The Study Awards will be presented during the Opening of the Academic Year on 5 September 2022.
As of 1 September, Lotte Jensen, professor of literary and cultural history at the Radboud Institute for Culture and History (RICH), will hold the ambassadorship Desiderius Erasmus Chair: Dutch Across Borders in Leuven.
The Union der Deutschen Akademien der Wissenschaften has granted 10 million euros for the research project Limes und Legion. This will make it possible - over a period of eighteen years - to comprehensively study four Roman legionary fortresses in Bonn, Neuss, Xanten and Nijmegen. The project is a cooperation between Universität Bonn, Radboud University Nijmegen and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.
A remarkable inscription was discovered during excavations by Radboud University on the Via Appia in Rome. It belonged to one of the funerary monuments on which the research of the Nijmegen archaeologists is focused. Prof. Stephan Mols and Dr Christel Veen led the fieldwork campaign with the help of twelve students from Radboud University.