William Wells Brown, Wildcat Banker

- November 24, 2021 in Uncategorized

A cottage industry, yes, but a barbershop bank? Ross Bullen plots how a story told by William Wells Brown — novelist, historian, playwright, physician, and escaped slave — circulated, first through his own works, and then abroad, as a parable of American banking gone bad.

Joseph Perry’s Medical Illustrations of Miscarriage (1834)

- November 23, 2021 in Uncategorized

Compiled over the course of roughly six years, Granville’s medical text, features 12 coloured plates by Joseph Perry.

Last Order Dates for Christmas 2021

- November 18, 2021 in Uncategorized

The recommended cut-off dates to order from our shop by to ensure delivery in time for Dec 25th.

28 New Prints Up On Our Online Shop

- November 17, 2021 in Uncategorized

New delights for your walls, including works by Blake, Grandville, Redon, Hiroshige, and lots of stunning Japanese firework illustrations.

Imaging Inscape: *The Human Soul* (1913)

- November 17, 2021 in Uncategorized

Hippolyte Baraduc’s book recounts his invention of a photography-like process in which his subjects directly transmitted their soul’s vibrations onto a chemical plate.

Theresa Babb’s Photographs of Friendship (ca. 1898)

- November 16, 2021 in Uncategorized

Theresa Babb's turn of the century photographs let us glimpse into a personal world of female friendship.

Laughter in the Time of Cholera

- November 10, 2021 in Uncategorized

Political instability, popular unrest, and an impending pandemic? Welcome to France in the early 1830s. Vlad Solomon explores what made Parisiens laugh in a moment of crisis through the prism of a vaudeville play.

Reborn Into a New Form (1849)

- November 10, 2021 in Uncategorized

A second life? To live again? Fyodor Dostoevsky survived the uncanny pantomime of his own execution to be “reborn into a new form”. Here Alex Christofi gives these very words a kind of second life, stitching primary source excerpts into a “reconstructed memoir” — the memoir that Dostoevsky himself never wrote.

Aspirated Aspirations: Alfred Leach’s *The Letter H* (1880)

- November 9, 2021 in Uncategorized

In The Letter H, Alfred Leach passionately defends the aspirated aitch in words like "herb".

Open Knowledge Sweden joins new project to foster the development of digital tools to fight corruption in the Nordic-Baltic region

- November 4, 2021 in Open Data

Open Knowledge Sweden joins new project to foster the development of digital tools to fight corruption in the Nordic-Baltic region Photo by Adrian Trinkaus on Unsplash Open Knowledge Sweden is partnering in a new project funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers Office in Latvia and led by Transparency International Latvia, called “Harnessing digital tools to tackle corruption in the Nordic-Baltic Region”. The project, which also features Transparency International Estonia, aims to foster Nordic-Baltic cooperation in the disclosure of essential anti-corruption data and in the development of digital tools enabling citizens and journalists to prevent and detect corruption.  The project will run until February 2022, and some of the main activities will include 
  • Research and analysis on the availability, accessibility, and quality of key anti-corruption data in Latvia, Sweden and Estonia
  • Development work on the digital platforms “Open Up!” by Open Knowledge Sweden, “Opener” by TI Estonia and TI Latvia, and “Deputāti uz Delnas” by TI Latvia. 
  • Organisation a regional roundtable gathering public officials and experts from the three countries to discuss cooperation in disclosure of relevant anti-corruption-related datasets, including application of common standards 
In specific, Open Knowledge Sweden will work on the development of a technical concept document outlining next steps and possible ways to improve “Open Up”, a digital platform launched in 2021 in cooperation with the Swedish Digitalisation Agency (DIGG) and with the financial support of the Swedish Innovation Agency. The platform aims to foster transparency of public expenditures in Swedish municipalities, by gathering information on invoices of those that have provided it in open data format Civil society representatives, journalists, data scientists, and public officials: Please get in touch for more information or just to discuss ideas.  Contact: antonio@okfn.se  This project is funded by the Nordic Council of Minister Office in Latvia. The content of this publication is the sole responsibility of the coordinator of the project and does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Nordic Council of Ministers.