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Spam as a very ephemeral (and annoying) genre…

28 January 2015

Spam is a part of modern life. Who hasn’t received any recently, is a lucky person indeed. But only try to put your email out there in the open and you’ll be blessed with endless messages you don’t want, from...

Colonial Knowledge: Lorimer’s Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia

28 January 2015

John Gordon Lorimer’s monumental Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia – often simply referred to as ‘Lorimer’ by many researchers - has been digitised and is now accessible for free through the Qatar Digital Library. History, Geography...

Beauty in word and image

28 January 2015

Rumours of the demise of page 3 and news of the Royal Academy’s Rubens exhibition have inspired considerations on the concept of beauty in art and text. Rubens in the popular mind is associated with a particular female type, though...

Mozart in London talks at the British Library

27 January 2015

To celebrate the 250th anniversary of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s childhood visit to London, the British Library presents a series of three illustrated talks in association with Classical Opera. The eight-year-old Mozart arrived in London in April 1764 with his mother,...

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