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Posts published by “Zoey Strzelecki”

Advancing into the Archives Workshop: Liverpool Records Office, 9 March 2015.

Second-year undergraduates from the University of Manchester and Liverpool John Moores University were invited to go digging in the archives on Monday, as part of a new workshop designed to introduce students to conducting original research for their final-year dissertations. ‘Advancing into the Archives’ was a one-day event held at…

Year in Photos: 1945

1. January 20 – Franklin D. Roosevelt is inaugurated to a fourth term as President of the United States, the only President ever to exceed two terms.   2. January 27th the Soviet Red Army liberates the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps. Photograph of prisoners at Auschwitz-Birkenau during liberation.  …

Seppuku- a Suicidal Honour

Seppuku was part of the honour code of Japanese samurai and could be performed for several reasons. Literally meaning, “stomach cutting”, samurai would sacrifice their own lives by method of disembowelment. Performed by the shorter of the two swords samurai carried, the wakizashi could be used to cut open the…

Issue 19

The ritual of sacrifice has been an integral part of hundreds of cultures throughout the centuries. Many times this would involve the sacrifice of life, being a cow, a bull, or even a human being. But over the years sacrifice has manifested itself in other forms. Most notably, is the…

Dim Sum- the Original Brunch

Hargau (steamed shrimp dumplings), lo baakgou (turnip cake), paigwut (steamed ribs); these are a few examples of the much loved dim sum that has become recognised, and eaten across the globe. Eaten now as a meal at any time of the day, the origins of this style of eating have…