These blogs from our curators, subject specialists and guest bloggers express the thoughts and opinions of individual British Library staff members and guests.
10 August 2022 Americas and Oceania Collections
Kathryn Sampeck is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Illinois State University and was the 2021-22 British Library Eccles Centre Fulbright Scholar. I arrived in London with all kinds of baggage—not only clothes, personal items, and tech to see me through...
09 August 2022 Untold lives
In a previous post, we looked at issues of sanitation at the Fort William Garrison in Bengal, which included a description and plan for new urinals. This is not the only reference to urinals in the India Office Records and...
09 August 2022 Medieval manuscripts
The oldest item in the British Library’s current Breaking the News exhibition (open until 21 August 2022) is an account of the Battle of Flodden in 1513. This small pamphlet is the earliest surviving example of printed news in Britain,...
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