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10 March 2014 Medieval manuscripts
As you may have heard, the British Library has recently acquired a unique and richly decorated copy of a medieval mystery play. We're delighted to tell you that the whole is now available, in two volumes, on our Digitised Manuscripts...
08 March 2014 Asian and African studies
Regular visitors to the Sir John Ritblat Gallery: Treasures of the British Library, may have encountered our recent display of Natural History drawings from South Asia next to the entrance to the Magna Carta. From 8 March 2014, a new...
08 March 2014 Music
As today is International Women’s Day, it seems a good time to mention the British Library’s newly acquired letters of Dame Ethel Smyth (1858-1944), English composer, writer and indefatigable feminist campaigner. Despite her father’s disapproval, Ethel Smyth set her heart...
07 March 2014 Endangered archives
To mark International Women's Day we have a guest blog by Yasmine Chemali, grant holder of EAP644. The blog gives us a fascinating insight to photography of the Middle East and Lydie Bonfils - a very inspiring woman. Marie-Lydie Cabanis...
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