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These blogs express the thoughts and opinions of individual British Library staff members. You can subscribe to any blog by email.

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Medieval manuscripts blog

Curator, Early Modern Collections

27 June 2017 Medieval manuscripts

The British Library is recruiting for a Curator of Early Modern Collections. This is a full time, fixed term position, for six months. Full details of the post and how to apply can be found here. As Curator of Early...

Asian and African studies blog

A Rainbow in Stormy Skies: LGBT Writing in the northern Middle East

26 June 2017 Asian and African studies

On May 28, 2013, a small group of environmentalists gathered at Istanbul’s Gezi Park to protest the removal of trees. The police’s brutal response sparked the indignation of the city’s residents, and soon Gezi Park was flooded with ordinary citizens...

European studies blog

Patterns for 16th-century Stitchers

26 June 2017 European studies

It was a recent cataloguing query from a colleague that led me to the pattern-books of Johann Schwartzenberger. One three-part work by him, Ain New Formbüchlin der Weissen Arbait …, was bound with a similar but separate work, Ain New...

Sound and vision blog

Recording of the Week: Himba women’s songs from Namibia

26 June 2017 Sound and vision

This week's selection comes from Dr Janet Topp Fargion, Lead Curator of World and Traditional Music. This is an ‘ondjongo’ song sung by a group of Himba women, recorded in 1998 by French ethnomusicologist Emmanuelle Olivier. The recording was made...

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Americas studies

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

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Endangered archives

Endangered archives

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English and drama

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European studies

European studies

Exploring Europe at the British Library

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Sound and vision

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Untold lives

Untold lives

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