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Topics in January

Following the Trail of Books

The Washington Declaration at 20: an interview with Ringo Narewski, head of the unit charged with restitution of items looted by the Nazis, following the meeting, in Berlin, of the “Provenance Research and Restitution at Libraries” taskforce.

The Language of Clouds

Long before reliable weather reports were available, poets were interested in meteorology. Scholars from the Peter Szondi Institute studied the relationship between weather and literature.

When the World Shakes

Small earthquakes are a frequent occurrence in the areas around dams and reservoirs, natural gas fields, and geothermal energy plants. Geophysicists from Freie Universität are investigating the causes.