World Ikat Textiles exhibition in the Brunei Gallery

By Farzana Whitfield|April 19, 2016|Africa, Art and Archaeology, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, South Asia, South East Asia|0 comments

A major new exhibition has opened in the Brunei Gallery of World IKAT textiles presented by The World Crafts Council and The World Crafts Council Asia Pacific. It is curated by Edric Ong and Manjari Nirula. The exhibition celebrates the rich legacy of Ikat, an age old textile technique stretching across the continents of the world. This unique collection brings together an array of some of the priceless pieces of

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Church Missionary Society Periodicals: free trial of digital resource

By Mary Fisk|March 2, 2016|Africa, Archival collections, China and Inner Asia, History, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Religions, South Asia, South East Asia|0 comments

  The College of the Church Missionary Society in Islington (London) – image via Wikimedia Commons (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:College_of_the_Church_Missionary_Society_-_Shepherd,_Metropolitan_Improvements_%281828%29,_p293.jpg) The new Church Missionary Society Periodicals collection from digital resource provider Adam Matthew allows library users to browse archives of publications from the Church Missionary Society (CMS), the Church of England Zenana Missionary Society and latterly the South American Missionary Society covering the whole scope of their missionary activity from 1804 to 2009 Founded in 1799,

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History – November 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|December 18, 2015|History|

Comparative and thematic The Palgrave encyclopedia of imperialism and anti-imperialism / edited by Immanuel Ness and Zak Cope In the museum of man: race, anthropology, and empire in France, 1850-1950 / Alice L. Conklin The global transformation of time: 1870-1950 / Vanessa Ogle The past is a foreign country – revisited / David Lowenthal Africa Pan-African themes Hunting Africa: British sport, African knowledge, and the nature of empire / Angela

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History – August 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|September 3, 2015|History|

Comparative and thematic Essaying the past: how to read, write, and think about history / Jim Cullen. –[2 edn]  [also available as an e-book] Using film as a source / Sian Barber Controversial history education in Asian contexts / edited by Mark Baildon, Loh Kah Seng, Ivy Maria Lim, Gül Inanç, and Junaidah Jaffar– China and Tibet Japanese Taiwan: colonial rule and its contested legacy / edited by Andrew D.

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Africa – December 2013 to July 2015.

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|August 26, 2015|Africa|

Africa Business & Industry The politics of African industrial policy : a comparative perspective / Lindsay Whitfield Film & Media Identity in postmillennial German film narratives on Africa / Shikuku Emmanuel Tsikhungu. Images of Africa : Creation, negotiation and subversion / Julia Gallagher. Through African eyes / editors, Mahen Bonetti and Prerana Reddy. History Understanding Africa / E. Jefferson Murphy ; illustrated by Louise E. Jefferson. Literature Mysteries of Africa

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Anthropology and Sociology – December 2013 to July 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|August 19, 2015|Anthropology and Sociology|

Anthropomorphism Thinking with animals : new perspectives on anthropomorphism / edited by Lorraine Daston and Gregg Mitman. Art & Artefacts Making and growing : anthropological studies of organisms and artefacts / by Elizabeth Hallam and Tim Ingold. Australasia The Black pacific : anti-colonial struggles and oceanic connections / Robbie Shilliam. Community Community, cosmopolitanism and the problem of human commonality / Vered Amit and Nigel Rapport. East Asia Seeing transnationally :

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Law – December 2013 to July 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|August 10, 2015|Law|

Books Africa The Moroccan women’s rights movement / Amy Young Evrard. Commercial Law Comparative commercial contracts : law, culture and economic development / by Boris Kozolchyk, Evo DeConcini Comparative Law Comparative law / Mathias Siems. An introduction to comparative law theory and method / Geoffrey Samuel. The method and culture of comparative law : essays in honour of Mark Van Hoecke / edited by Maurice Adams and Dirk Heirbaut. East

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Anthropology and Sociology – Spring 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|May 27, 2015|Anthropology and Sociology|0 comments

Anthropology in theory: issues in epistemology / edited by Henrietta L. Moore and Todd Sanders Ruth Landes: a life in anthropology / Sally Cole The other face of the moon / by Lévi-Strauss, Claude The ground between: anthropologists engage philosophy / edited by Veena Das, Michael Jackson, Arthur Kleinman, and Bhrigupati Singh Ethnographies of uncertainty in Africa / edited by Elizabeth Cooper and David Pratten After the ancestors: an anthropologist’s

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Religions – March 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|May 12, 2015|Religions|0 comments

Comparative and thematic Sharing sacred spaces in the Mediterranean: Christians, Muslims, and Jews at shrines and sanctuaries / edited by Dionigi Albera and Maria Couroucli. Heirs to forgotten kingdoms: journeys into the disappearing religions of the Middle East / Gerard Russell After secularism: rethinking religion in global politics / Erin K. Wilson (also available as an e-book) Buddhism Muktālatāvadānam of Ksẹmendra : Sanskrit text, Tibetan version with Hindi, English translations

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History – March 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|May 11, 2015|History|0 comments

General and thematic The true history of tea / Victor H. Mair & Erling Hoh Trophies, relics and curios? : Missionary heritage from Africa and the Pacific / edited by Karen Jacobs, Chantal Knowles, Chris Wingfield Guantánamo diary / Mohamedou Ould Slahi ; introduction by Larry Siems ; edited by Larry Siems Case studies in transmission / Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila, Ilkka Lindstedt, Robert Rollinger und Raija Mattila (Hgg.) The British industrial

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