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Medieval manuscripts blog

Medieval Manuscripts Post-doctoral Internship

17 April 2019 Medieval manuscripts

We are pleased to offer a 9-month Internship in the Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts section of the Western Heritage Department for a post-doctoral researcher in History, Art History, Medieval Language or Literature or another relevant subject. People riding...

Digital scholarship blog

BL Labs 2018 Commercial Award Winner: 'The Library Collection'

16 April 2019 Digital scholarship

This guest blog post is by the team led by fashion designer, Nabil Nayal - winner of the BL Labs Commercial Award for 2018 - for his Spring/Summer 2019 collection, presented at the 2018 London Fashion Week. Nabil Nayal's SS19...

Untold lives blog

An Easter vacation for Indian cadets at Sandhurst

16 April 2019 Untold lives

In the India Office Records there is a file dedicated to Easter vacation arrangements for Indian gentleman cadets at the Royal Military College Sandhurst in 1920. Some cadets wanted to stay with family or guardians in the UK whilst others...

Asian and African studies blog

The 'Gilbert artist': a possible pupil of Sita Ram

15 April 2019 Asian and African studies

When writing an essay recently on the artist Sita Ram for a forthcoming exhibition in the Wallace Collection in London of great artists of the ‘Company’ period, I started rethinking to what extent he influenced Kolkata artists and indeed artists...

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Americas studies

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Asian and African studies

Asian and African studies

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Collection care

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Digital scholarship

Digital scholarship

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Endangered archives

Endangered archives

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English and drama

English and drama

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European studies

European studies

Exploring Europe at the British Library

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Innovation and enterprise

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Medieval manuscripts

Medieval manuscripts

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Sound and vision

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The Newsroom

The Newsroom

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UK web archive

UK web archive

Announcements and information about the UK Web Archive

Untold lives

Untold lives

Sharing stories from the past, worldwide