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English and Drama blog

What's in a name, or How Gothic is Goth?

22 December 2014 English and Drama

From the outset the curators of the Terror and Wonder exhibition were determined to devote a significant amount of space to the goth subculture. In order to make sure we got the story right we turned to Pete Scathe for...

Social Science blog

SWOTY 2014

22 December 2014 Social Science

Jonnie Robinson, Lead Curator of Spoken English, writes: It's customary at this time of year for individuals, societies, institutions and industries to reflect on the previous twelve months and nominate people, events or phenomena for special recognition. In November, for...

European studies blog

‘Russian glory’ of Oscar Wilde and Aubrey Beardsley

22 December 2014 European studies

As part of the UK-Russia Year of Culture 2014, the exhibition “Oscar Wilde. Aubrey Beardsley . A Russian Perspective” was on show at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (23 September – 30 November 2014). Six items from the...

Untold lives blog

Season’s greetings at Gombroon

22 December 2014 Untold lives

The Persian factory of the East India Company at Bandar Abbas was known for being “but an inch-deal from hell”. However in the 1740s there was a rather heart-warming and very seasonal event. Bandar Abbas, or Gombroon, was home to...

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Americas studies

Americas studies

What's on the mind of Team America?

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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Living knowledge

Living knowledge

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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Music

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Science

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Social science

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Sound and vision

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The Newsroom

The Newsroom

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UK web archive

UK web archive

Announcements and information about the UK Web Archive

Untold lives

Untold lives

Sharing stories from the past, worldwide