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European studies blog

‘Church, not Chocolate’: Easter eggs in Eastern Europe

21 April 2014 European studies

The British are not, it must be said, especially inventive when it comes to Easter egg traditions. Possibly the most ancient of these is the Lancashire custom of ‘pace-egging’ (‘pace’ deriving from the Latin Pascha, not an allusion to the...

Asian and African studies blog

The Ramayana in Southeast Asia: (1) Cambodia

21 April 2014 Asian and African studies

The recent digitisation of the Mewar Ramayana has enabled the ‘virtual’ reunification of this 17th-century masterpiece, bringing together paintings from the manuscript held across continents in different locations. Originally composed in India in Sanskrit over two and half thousand years...

Medieval manuscripts blog

Magna Carta in England's Hall of Fame

21 April 2014 Medieval manuscripts

A poll conducted recently by Visit England has chosen the four original copies of the 1215 Magna Carta for inclusion in England's Hall of Fame. Members of the public were asked to nominate their favourite English things, and then a...

The Newsroom

St Pancras Intelligencer no. 14

18 April 2014 The Newsroom

Welcome to the latest edition of the St Pancras Intelligencer, our weekly round-up of news about news - stories about news production, publications, apps, digitised resources, events and what is happening with the newspaper collection (and other news collections) at...

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Americas studies

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Asian and African studies

Asian and African studies

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Collection care

Collection care

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Digital scholarship

Digital scholarship

Supporting research with digital content

Endangered archives

Endangered archives

Jody Butterworth and Paul Young on histories in peril

English and drama

English and drama

On literature and theatre collections from the 16th century to the present day

European studies

European studies

Exploring Europe at the British Library

Innovation and enterprise

Innovation and enterprise

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Maps and views

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Medieval manuscripts

Medieval manuscripts

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Music

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Science

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Sound and vision

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The Newsroom

The Newsroom

News about yesterday’s news, and where news may be going

UK web archive

UK web archive

Announcements and information about the UK Web Archive

Untold lives

Untold lives

Sharing stories from the past, worldwide