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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

Exact Editions launch The Tablet’s complete Archive

Exact Editions is delighted to announce the complete digital archive of The Tablet with over 8,750 back issues now available to view dating back to its very first issue published on 16 May 1840. 

The second-second-oldest surviving weekly publication in Britain, The Tablet offers an in-depth coverage of a range of topics including religion, current affairs and social issues and its complete archive spanning 180 years provides historical coverage over the last two centuries.

Available on Web, iOS and Android … 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

Magazine anchors

Auto Magazine Covers from wikimedia

The BBC Radio 4 programme The Bottom Line had an informed and expert discussion last week on print magazines and their digital evolution. Many good points were made: Terri White, editor-in-chief of Empire magazine was particularly good on the ways in which magazines business models now have to be multi-threaded: covering some or all of print copy sales, advertising, advertorial, subscriptions, podcasts, Instagram, website and social media. The panel was also good at explaining … 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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