Searching for condoms on ECCO

Perhaps it’s the library geek in me but I enjoy articles which describe the construction and improvement of online searching. One such piece is by Patrick Spedding about using the Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO). This collection is derived from the...

The Siege of Jerusalem poem as digital media

The Siege of Jerusalem is a Middle English poem from the late fourteenth century which relates the fall of the city in 70AD. Literary critics and historians have discussed the poem, particularly focusing on its anti-Semitism and graphic portrayal of violence. There...

Children’s literature and war – two authors’ views

In a radio interview, the authors Tomi Ungerer and Judith Kerr discuss their books about the Second World War and the Holocaust and how the events influenced their writings. Ungerer briefly outlines his time during the German occupation and discusses his book Otto:...