North Lancashire by MARR, John Edward

Cambridge County Geographies was a 75 volume series covering the counties of England, Scotland and Wales. Separate volumes were produced for Lancashire north and south of the River Ribble. J. E. Marr’s volume on North Lancashire covers a geographical diverse region, including Furness and the Lake District west of Lake Windermere that now spans Lancashire and Cumbria. As much a history, guidebook and gazetteer as it is a geography, Marr’s volume (altro…)

Di chi sono i nostri dati?

La domanda retorica del titolo ci è parsa una buona base di partenza per introdurre una riflessione del “nostro” Marco Dal Pozzo sul GDPR. Il fantomatico, oramai non si può definire altrimenti, nuovo regolamento europeo sulla gestione e protezione dei dati personali (General Data Protection Regulation) che entrerà in vigore il prossimo e oramai vicinissimo 25 maggio.  Il GDPR è : –   come si legge nell’intestazione del documento che è (altro…)

Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage by BYRON, George Gordon, Lord

Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage is a lengthy narrative poem in four parts written by Lord Byron. It was published between 1812 and 1818 and is dedicated to “Ianthe”. The poem describes the travels and reflections of a world-weary young man who, disillusioned with a life of pleasure and revelry, looks for distraction in foreign lands. In a wider sense, it is an expression of the melancholy and disillusionment felt by a generation (altro…)

Human Boy, The by PHILLPOTTS, Eden

This collection of eleven short stories, both humorous and touching, about English school boys was published in 1900. The book was quite popular in its time. The author wrote two follow-up books: The Human Boy Again (1908) and The Human Boy And The War (1916). Eden Phillpotts was popular with the reading public and wrote prolifically novels, short stories, poetry, plays, and nonfiction. Clarification of the term fag: In an English (altro…)

Poesías by UNAMUNO, Miguel de

Miguel de Unamuno y Jugo (1864 – 1936) fue un escritor y filósofo español de la generación del 98. Cultivó una gran variedad de géneros literarios como novela, ensayo, teatro y poesía. Fue, asimismo, diputado y rector de la Universidad de Salamanca.

Para Unamuno el arte era un medio de expresar las inquietudes del espíritu. “Poesías” fue su primera obra en este género literario. Unamuno trata los mismos temas que desarrollaba en (altro…)

Moods by ALCOTT, Louisa May

“Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue,
and each shows us only what lies in its own focus.” Emerson. This quote opens the story of Sylvia, an intelligent and “unreasonable” 19th century young woman, who has to choose between the two men who love her. But every choice (altro…)

Ὁμήρου Ὀδύσσεια (Ραψῳδία 5) – The Odyssey By Homer (Book 5) by HOMER

Ἡ Ὀδύσσεια τοῦ Ὁμήρου ἐντάσσεται στὰ πλαίσια τῶν ἐργασιῶν πού ξεκίνησα ἐδῶ καὶ μερικὰ χρόνια στὴν ἰστοσελίδα μου Projet Homere (Σχέδιο Ὁμήρου (γιὰ τὴν ἑλληνικὴ γλῶσσα στὸ σύνολό της)) –

Ἡ ἐργασία αὐτὴ ἀφορᾷ τὴν Ραψῳδία E – Ὀδυσσέως σχεδία.

Ἡ Ὀδύσσεια εἶναι ἕνα ἀπὸ τὰ δύο κορυφαία ἔργα τοῦ Ὁμήρου καὶ ταυτοχρόνως τῆς Εὐρωπαϊκῆς λογοτεχνίας καὶ θεωρῶ ὅτι αὐτὰ τὰ σπουδαῖα ἀρχαῖα ἑλληνικὰ λογοτεχνικὰ ἔργα πρέπει νὰ ἠχογραφηθοῦν ἀπὸ ἑλληνικὲς φωνὲς.

Homer’s (altro…)

Word Portraits of Famous Writers by WOTTON, Mabel E.

Mabel Elizabeth Wotton, an author herself, moved in the literary circles of the late nineteenth century establishing many close friendships, She presents for us here, not literary criticism nor biographical sketches, but “word portraits,” shore vignettes of a persons physical appearance and elements of behavior or personality. These are all drawn from many sources — biographies, newspapers, or personal friends of the authors. Some descriptions are based on paintings or drawings, (altro…)

Mysteries of Marseilles, The by ZOLA, Émile

The elopement of Philippe Cayol, an aspiring liberal, poor and untitled with Blanche De Cazalis, niece of a powerful millionaire and politician sets the stage in this novel full of twists and turns with villains a plenty. Philippe’s brother Marius strives to protect the two lovers from the De Cazalis’ uncontrolled fury. Although written in his youth Zola’s signature style, his indignation about injustice and his vivid characterization of the (altro…)

La libertà non è un algoritmo

Qualche settimana fa è uscito per Donzelli editore l’ultimo libro di Michele Mezza “Algoritmi di libertà”. Il giornalista televisivo della Rai ora docente all’Università Federico II di Napoli da tempo si occupa dei temi del software e dell’intelligenza artificiale e da poco più di un anno ci accompagna dentro i nostri appuntamenti pubblici di digit –  che nel 2018 si sono moltiplicati e spostati dalla Toscana  in giro per l’Italia – (altro…)

Youth4Regions. Vinci Bruxelles. Deadline 29 giugno 2018

Entrare a far parte del ‘team comunicazione’ che coprirà la Settimana delle Regioni, il più grande evento politico dell’Unione dedicato alla politica di coesione che ogni anno riunisce a Bruxelles centinaia di personalità politiche provenienti da tutta Europa. E’ questo il premio per i 28 studenti  che vinceranno il concorso Ue per aspiranti giornalisti sui temi delle politiche regionali e dei fondi europei.


Sono infatti ufficialmente aperte le candidature per il programma (altro…)

Max Planck Institute. Residence program in Germania. Deadline 11 giugno.

Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) offre a giornalisti scientifici esperti la possibilità di frequentare un Residence Program a Potsdam, in Germania.


Due mesi di fellowship per conoscere le tematiche di ricerca dell’istituto e condurre un seminario sul tema della comunicazione scientifica.


Copertura delle spese EUR3,500/month.


I candidati- giornalisti scientifici esperti- devono avere una eccellente conoscenza dell’inglese scritto e parlato. La conoscenza del tedesco è desiderabile ma non essenziale.


Deadline: 11 giugno (altro…)

Silence: What It Is, How To Use It, The by BUSH, David Van

Wrong thinking produces inharmony in our body, which in turn produces sickness. Our bodies sometimes are instantly re-harmonized while in the Silence. In the Silence our minds become passive, open, free and loving, at which time the Infinite Master of harmony touches the mental chords of our being and we are well. – Summary by David Van Bush
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Four Winds by TEASDALE, Sara

In 1918 she won a Pulitzer Prize for her 1917 poetry collection Love Songs. It was “made possible by a special grant from The Poetry Society”; however, the sponsoring organization now lists it as the earliest Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (inaugurated 1922). – Summary by Wikipedia
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L’Orme, De by JAMES, George Payne Rainsford

G.P.R. James was a historian and novelist, who took well-documented historical events and characters and wove stories around minor or imaginary actors in the events. In this work, set in seventeenth century France, we follow the adventures of young Louis, heir to the Count of Bigorre, after an encounter with the vindictive Marquis de Saint Brie forces him into exile. The tale wends its way inexorably towards the Battle of Marfee (altro…)

Elements of Botany, The by GRAY, Asa

The book is intended to ground beginners in Structural Botany and the principles of vegetable life, mainly as concerns Flowering or Phanerogamous plants, with which botanical instruction should always begin; also to be a companion and interpreter to the Manuals and Floras by which the student threads his flowery way to a clear knowledge of the surrounding vegetable creation. Such a book, like a grammar, must needs abound in technical words, (altro…)

Cartas de Inglaterra by EçA DE QUEIRóS, José Maria de

Eça de Queirós (1845-1900), um dos mais importantes escritores portugueses da história, destacou-se pelos romances Os Maias e O Crime do Padre Amaro.
Cartas da Inglaterra, de 1905, resultou do período em que viveu e trabalhou em Newcastle e Bristol no serviço consular. A obra, pouco conhecida do grande público, apresenta uma faceta política do autor, expondo sua visão analítica e ensaísta. Nela, Eça tece críticas aos acontecimentos contemporâneos, tanto no que (altro…)

We are not Charlie and we will never be.