The Newsletter 88 Spring 2021

The Newsletter issues online

We are excited to inform you that you can now find all issues of The Newsletter on our website, open access of course, going back to the very first one published in 1993.

Over the past 28 years, the paper version of The Newsletter has been through a number of redesigns and has enjoyed various ‘looks’, but so too has its online sibling. The current issues are produced entirely digitally, and are simply sent to the printers by email, only to miraculously appear in print a few days later. But it was not always that easy. The first 26 issues, produced between 1993 and 2001, were done the ‘old-fashioned’ way. The paper version was put together at the printers, and a digital copy never existed.

Now, thanks to the invaluable support provided by our colleagues at Leiden University Libraries ‘Special Collections’, we have been able to scan all of the earlier issues. The resulting PDFs are fully searchable, and have recently been added to our website’s section for The Newsletter. This was a vital step in our ambition to make all of our issues available to as many readers as possible.

The online versions of issues 73 and onwards are currently the most complete: each item on the content page leads you to an ‘article page’ where a full printable version of the text can be found, alongside a link to the paper version PDF.

Issues 27-72 provide you with a content page where you can open individual PDF pages correlating to each article. Full text printable pages have not yet been created, but this will likely be our next step in the process!

We hope you will enjoy browsing through our previous issues, as well as catching up with our most recent. All of which can be found on