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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

The European conquest of the Canary Islands

23 June 2018 Medieval manuscripts

Europe and the Sea, a new exhibition in Berlin, explores the fundamental role played by the sea in the history and development of Europe. On loan to the exhibition is a British Library manuscript describing an expedition by two French...

Sound and vision blog

Women, Engineering and British Politics

22 June 2018 Sound and vision

To mark International Women in Engineering Day 2018 Dr Sally Horrocks explores the British Library oral history collections to see what they tell us about women whose careers involved both engineering and parliamentary politics.

English and Drama blog

Introducing the Women of Windrush

22 June 2018 English and Drama

Guyana-born writer and teacher Beryl Gilroy with her pupils, image courtesy of the Estate of Beryl Gilroy. On Monday 25 June the British Library in association with Wasafiri, the Magazine of International Contemporary writing, will be hosting Windrush Women: Past...

Asian and African studies blog

The Bugis diary of the Maqdanrang of Bone

22 June 2018 Asian and African studies

The most well-known Bugis manuscript in the British Library is the diary of Sultan Ahmad al-Salih Syamsuddin of Bone (r. 1775-1812), covering the two decades from the start of his reign in 1775 to 1795. This treasury of information on...

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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

Collection care

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Digital scholarship

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Endangered archives

Endangered archives

News about the projects saving vulnerable material from around the world

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

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Innovation and enterprise

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Behind the scenes at the British Library

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Maps and views

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Medieval manuscripts

Medieval manuscripts

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Sound and vision

Sound and vision

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The Newsroom

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UK web archive

UK web archive

Announcements and information about the UK Web Archive

Untold lives

Untold lives

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