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Sound and vision blog

Sounds from beyond the Iron Curtain: Soviet classical recordings at the British Library Sound Archive

23 May 2018 Sound and vision

HMV SEOM 25 (BL Collections 1LP0144447) Guest blog by British Library Edison Fellow Evgeniya Kondrashina What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear of ‘Soviet music’? Is it the Red Army Choir with their military...

European studies blog

Do not lean out of the window – especially in Prague

23 May 2018 European studies

One of the phrases that eager young travellers embarking on an Interrail adventure speedily acquire is the injunction found on most European trains to avoid the perils of hanging out of the window – è pericoloso sporgersi and the like....

American Collections blog

Indigenous Australian Comic Characters in the British Library

23 May 2018 American Collections

After reading Luke Pearson’s blog post on Indigenous X about Indigenous Australian characters in comic books, I decided to see what comics the British Library held that represented Indigenous Australasian characters. As Pearson points out, the majority of the Indigenous characters he lists were created by non-Indigenous people. I was interested in how some of these Indigenous characters were depicted so decided to focus on one of them, a DC character named Betty Clawman. She appears in the Millennium comic, the compilation of which is in the British Library collections.

Untold lives blog

‘A Trustworthy Indian in Stockholm’: A. Yusuf Ali’s Mission to Scandinavia, 1918

21 May 2018 Untold lives

A hundred years ago, Stockholm was the centre of Indian anti-colonialism and, at the same time, British counter-intelligence operations. In late April and early May 1918, the Indian lawyer and administrator A. Yusuf Ali gave a series of lectures on...

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Untold lives

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