Designing the Cover

Designing the Cover

Novita Angka is the talented designer who developed the concept and layout of The Banda Islands: Hidden Histories and Miracles of Nature for Kabar Media, which won the Book Design (Entire Book) Bronze at the 2018 Adobo Design Awards Asia in Manila. We asked Novita...
Spice Islands Voyage

Spice Islands Voyage

Drawing by Leonard Sheil of the boat built by Tim Severin and his team to retrace the journeys of Alfred Russel Wallace through the Spice Islands. “At dawn on the second day the Bandas were appearing faintly on the horizon as a single peak with a plume of cloud, and...
A Rich Heritage

A Rich Heritage

Based on the islands’ history of global trade, along with the unique properties of the natural environment, several efforts have been made to propose the Banda Islands for inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Together with an expert team from Rutgers...
Long-Distance Loves

Long-Distance Loves

‘Trouwen met de handschoen’, or ‘marrying the glove’, was a form of marriage by proxy that was common in Dutch colonial times. The marriage occurred in the Netherlands in the absence of the groom, who was represented by the glove. His bride would then undertake the...