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A Rainbow in Stormy Skies: LGBT Writing in the northern Middle East

Monday, June 26, 2017

On May 28, 2013, a small group of environmentalists gathered at Istanbul’s Gezi Park to protest the removal of trees. The police’s brutal response sparked the indignation of the city’s residents, and soon Gezi Park was flooded with ordinary citizens...

Patterns for 16th-century Stitchers

Monday, June 26, 2017

It was a recent cataloguing query from a colleague that led me to the pattern-books of Johann Schwartzenberger. One three-part work by him, Ain New Formbüchlin der Weissen Arbait …, was bound with a similar but separate work, Ain New...

Recording of the Week: Himba women’s songs from Namibia

Monday, June 26, 2017

This week's selection comes from Dr Janet Topp Fargion, Lead Curator of World and Traditional Music. This is an ‘ondjongo’ song sung by a group of Himba women, recorded in 1998 by French ethnomusicologist Emmanuelle Olivier. The recording was made...

How to get a granted patent

Friday, June 23, 2017

Aside from protecting your invention from copycats and the honour of being a fully-fledged inventor, having a granted patent is a great intellectual property that can give your business economic benefits as well as better valuation later.

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