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Rupert Brooke and Phyllis Gardner

24 April 2015

As international commemorations in Turkey mark the centenary of the battle of Gallipoli we remember the thousands of people on both sides of the conflict who lost their lives. The poet, Rupert Brooke, died after contracting septicaemia from a mosquito...

“As though everyone were alive…”

24 April 2015

Type the word “Chernobyl” into our online catalogue, and a few thousand results will come for your attention. Unsurprisingly most of them will be scientific articles in academic journals and papers from international conferences as in the 29 years since...

Maps lie in a new online course

24 April 2015

First maps were only thought of as representations of the places and the things they showed. But in the 1980s (thanks in part to Jorge Luis Borges' tatty old lifesize cloth map) postmodernist historians began to see more power in...

Commemorating Conflict: Australia, New Zealand and Canada

23 April 2015

Above: the cover of 'Fighting Australasia' [BL: 9081.h.9]. From the BL-Europeana learning resource. This week sees the beginning of two distinct commemoration events for nations who supported Britain in the First World War. While last year saw a number of...

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