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Café lexicon – a linguistic case study, by Josh Bengough-Smith

It’s no secret that I love coffee. What some of you may not know is that aside from being an aspiring linguist, I am also a fully-trained barista. So, in recognition of (Inter-)National Coffee Day, which was on Tuesday, here’s … Continue reading

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On the changing significance of the Palais de la Porte Dorée, a legacy of the Exposition colonial internationale 1931, by Tom Jackson

A couple of years ago a trip to Paris to visit my Bibliothèque Nationale-burrowing partner gave me the chance to visit the site of the famous Exposition coloniale internationale of 1931. I was introduced to this fascinating episode in French … Continue reading

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In Search of a City: Looking for 1840s Berlin by Ellie Roberts

What do you think of when you think of Berlin? Maybe you think of the tourist destinations such as the Brandenburg Gate or Checkpoint Charlie. Maybe (if you’re my age, almost certainly) you know it as a focal point for … Continue reading

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How The Image Speaks to me, by Alun Thomas

I am in the ‘writing-up’ phase of my PhD, an academic euphemism for the inevitable flurry of activity which follows two years of leisurely indolence. When not pounding absent-mindedly at my keyboard, I spend a lot of time searching for … Continue reading

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‘In This World Nothing Can Be Said to Be Certain…’ by Alun Thomas

Anyone who has done archival research will surely agree; laugh-out-loud moments in the archive are scarce and, when encountered, are more often provoked by hysterical exhaustion than back-slapping hilarity. Trapped in a hot, dusty room with serious people reading serious … Continue reading

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