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Archive Flashbacks – Week Five

It’s the fifth week of archive flashbacks! This week we bring you a political article on the 2019 election in Nigeria from African Business, a selection of poems written by Anjuli Raza Kolb from Fence magazine and a flashback to 1939 and the beginning of World War II from the extensive archive of The Tablet.

African Business — February 2019

Buhari Vs Abubakar

David Thomas examines Africa’s largest economy as they prepare to elect their next president. With unemployment soaring and GDP … Keep Reading

Interview with the Librarian – Volume 9

In Volume 9 we speak with Donna Gundry from Plymouth College of Art.

What am I reading?

I’m a big fan of Japanese literature and wholly recommend reading The Nakano Thrift Shop by Hiromi Kawakami. It’s a quiet book that is wonderful in its minimalism and descriptions of daily life. Like reality, the characters are subtle and keep parts of themselves hidden. Kawakami is a master of capturing the ordinary.

The Interview

Job title?
Head of Library Service

What’s the Keep Reading

Archive Flashbacks – Week Four

Welcome to the fourth week of archive flashbacks! This week we bring you a trip back in time to The Byzantine Empire from Ancient History, a tribute to the inspirational figure Nelson Mandela from The Middle East Magazine and a glimpse into an ecologically sustainable creation from Green Magazine.

Ancient History — Issue 18

Mutilation as Punishment in the Byzantine Empire

Hareth Al Bustani delves into the ancient Byzantine system of using humiliating and violent mutilation as a form of punishment … Keep Reading

Interview with the Librarian – Volume 8

This week we spoke with Romany Manuell from Monash University.

What am I reading?

I’ve been reading Tony Juniper’s book What has Nature Ever Done for Us? This offers a great starting point for understanding how the natural world and our economy are intertwined and identifies the need for change.

The Interview

Job title?
Subject Librarian for Art, Design and Architecture

What’s the best part of your job?
The weird and wonderful queries! E.g. What’s the best material for an Keep Reading

Archive Flashbacks – Week Three

It’s the third week of Archive Flashbacks! This week we bring you an important environmental article from Geographical, a look into the past from a 1973 issue of New Internationalist, and an interview with renowned politician Fadumo Dayib from New African Woman.

Geographical-March 2019

When The Wells Run Dry by Mark Rowe

Mark Rowe delves into the terrifying cost of scrapping the world’s ageing oil rigs in the most recent issue of Geographical Magazine and questions what to do with … Keep Reading

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