Art & Culture

Hawaiian Cultural Group Sues U.S. Army Over Cultural Access At Makua

The Army’s two-and-a-half year ban on access to cultural sites at Mākua Military Reservation on O‘ahu violates a 2001 court-ordered settlement

On November 7, Mālama Mākua, represented by Earthjustice, took the U.S. Army back to court for violating cultural access rights to sacred sites at Mākua Military Reservation on Oʻahu. The reservation contains 100 sites eligible for listing on the national historic register, including Hawaiian temples, shrines, petroglyphs and other historical and cultural sites.

Building strong research links between the UK and China

In the last twenty years the UK and China have witnessed extraordinary growth in their creative industries, partly fuelled by the digital revolution. High-quality research is increasingly being recognised as a core ingredient to help support and sustain the future development of the new small businesses and start-up’s at the heart of this sector.

UK to help its musicians expand global audience through music exports

DIT re-launches Music Export Growth Scheme in partnership with the BPI to help UK acts achieve global recognition.

Britain’s aspiring musicians are set to benefit from a £2.8 million boost to build their global brand, the Department for International Trade and the BPI – the UK record labels’ association that promotes British music – announced on 8 October.

NSIDC researchers tackle complexities of sharing Indigenous Knowledge in the digital age

The Exchange for Local Observations and Knowledge of the Arctic (ELOKA) is located at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), part of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder.

In “Sharing and Preserving Indigenous Knowledge of the Arctic Using Information and Communications Technology,” researchers Heidi McCann and Peter Pulsifer from the Exchange for Local Observations and Knowledge of the Arctic (ELOKA at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)), and Carolina Behe from the Inuit Circumpolar Council-Alaska analyze how digital technologies afford and impact the preservation of documented Indigenous Knowledge (IK) while maintaining cultural significance and intellectual property rights.

A new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reveals that in 2015, four percent of American adults aged 18 and older thought seriously about killing themselves during the past 12 months from when they were surveye

Of the film’s exploration of frontier justice Thornton noted, “The rule of law was the last to arrive and the first to be broken. Sweet Country is our history.”

New Video: Star footballers from FC Barcelona and Spain’s 5-a-side blind team celebrate the power of inclusive sport for children

A new video featuring star-football players from FC Barcelona and the Spanish National 5-a-side blind football team was released to celebrate the importance of inclusive play for children and the beginning of the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janerio, Brazil on Sep 08.

Turkish musician Kudsi Ergüner named UNESCO Artist for Peace


Euro 2016: MEPs share their favourite memories of previous editions

Martin Schulz's dream team for Euro 2016.

FBI Recovers Stolen Charles Darwin Letter

Letter Returned to Smithsonian Institution by Special Agents from the Art Crime Team


People in the driving seat as minister announces £3.9 million urban regeneration partnerships

People living in the cities of Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Newcastle & Gateshead and York will benefit from a new research and innovation initiative that puts them in the driving seat to help improve their cities’ health, wellbeing and prosperity as they face up to challenges of modern urban living.