International Animation Day

Did you know that 28 October has been dedicated to animated films for over 20 years? This date was chosen in memory of the pioneer Emile Reynaud who projected the first animated film at the famous Musée Grévin, in Paris, on 28 October 1892, and it is now celebrated in nearly 40 countries. On this occasion, the Library highlights special works that enrich its collection.

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Global Media and Information Literacy Week (24-31 October)

Library display for media and information literacy week 2022

Information literacy is an important subject for librarians and researchers. The ability to use digital tools to search for information and apply critical thinking skills to evaluate sources is absolutely necessary in our interconnected world. The theme set by UNESCO for this year’s Global Media and Information Literacy Week (October 24-31) is “Nurturing trust: a media and information literacy imperative”. Here is a short selection complementing the thematic exhibition at the entrance of the Library.

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Sustainability Initiative Days, 17-21 October 2022: A Look Through our Collections

Library display - books, dvds and posters on sustainability

The environment and sustainable development belong to the main topics covered by the Library over the past decades. Our dedicated collection is characterised by a large scope of subjects and perspectives of study, covering topics like climate change, natural resources and conflict, among others. The Sustainability Initiative Days are taking place from October 17 to 21 at the Institute. To celebrate the event, we put a small selection of titles on display at the entrance of the Library.

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Celebrating Democracy Week, October 1-8

Construire la démocratie - du 1er au 8 octobre 2022

“Indeed it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” So said Winston S. Churchill, at the House of Commons on 11th November 1947. At the end of the Cold War, Francis Fukuyama thought that Western liberal democracy would become the universal form of government. This point of view seems quite idealistic today, as democracy is facing many threats. Here is a selection by Catherine Brendow.

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