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Making waves with the Qatar Digital Library

18 December 2014

Francis Owtram explores how Indian Ocean tsunami research is being enhanced by the Qatar Digital Library (QDL), a new bilingual, online portal of archival material relating to Gulf history and Arabic science. This is the first post in a series...

Inspired by Flickr: a year in review

18 December 2014

Early in 2014, we put out a call to sound artists, designers, composers and recordists to create a short sound piece inspired by digitised images from the British Library's collection of 17th, 18th and 19th century books. These images, comprising...

Christmas, locked in the ice

18 December 2014

Above: winter in the Arctic, from The Illustrated Arctic News [BL: 1875.c.19]. Courtesy of Images Online. While researching Lines in the Ice one thing that has repeatedly struck me is the scale of the Arctic expeditions. Today we tend to...

George III architectural plans

18 December 2014

The 1780s were very difficult years for George III. In addition to the political turbulence and the personal trauma that he suffered at the time of the loss of the American colonies in 1783, he had a period of severe...

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