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Study sheds new light on the origin of civilisation

New research challenges the conventional theory that the transition from foraging to farming drove the development of complex, hierarchical societies by creating agricultural surplus in areas of fertile land. In The Origin of the State: Land Productivity or Appropriability?, a team of economists shows that it is the adoption of cereal crops that is the key factor for the emergence of hierarchy.


Celebration for Coventry’s Kare Adenegan at the University of Warwick

An official celebration marking the success of Coventry Paralympian, Kare Adenegan ,has been held at the University of Warwick.

Fri 18 Mar 2022, 13:11 | Tags: Event, Students, Sport and Wellness Hub, History, Sport

'Dear John...' - new book reveals the untold story of the wartime break-up letter

In her new book Professor Susan L. Carruthers explores romantic life in wartime, how and why relationships break down, and the consequences for men and women in uniform, through the phenomenon of the “Dear John” letter, that most notorious of wartime missives.


New book explores Britain’s three-hundred year fight against corruption

In his new book published this week Professor Mark Knights presents a history of corruption in Britain and its empire between 1600 and 1850, and explores its reform processes. Trust and Distrust: Corruption in Office in Britain and its Empire, 1600-1850 reveals a colourful history of scandals, dramatic trials, illicitly gained wealth and a campaigning press intent on exposing misconduct despite governmental attempts to stifle it.


New Faculty of Arts Building puts collaboration and engagement at the heart of a new campus ‘cultural quarter’

On 6th December, the new Faculty of Arts Building will open its doors to students, staff and the public. The £57.5m eight storey building, designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and constructed by Bowmer + Kirkland, brings together a diverse and international mix of minds from all walks of life, creating the optimum environment for generating a universe of ideas.


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