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When Cavafy met Marinetti

24 November 2014

Constantine Cavafy (1866-1933) is the best-loved modern Greek poet whose life and work has inspired a legion of artists, men of letters, and film-makers. Already a legend during his lifetime, friends and admirers held regular literary gatherings in his apartment...

Bringing the Arctic to Leicester Square

24 November 2014

Above: an overview of Henry Ashton Barker's Panorama, from 1819. Lines in the Ice is now open and continuing a long tradition of bringing the sights, sounds and experiences of the Arctic to the heart of the city. One thing...

Nine-month Internship in the Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Section

23 November 2014

The British Library is pleased to be able to offer a paid internship in the Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts section of the Western Heritage Department for a doctoral or post-doctoral student in History, History of Art or other...

The Death of a Countess and the Draw of Local History

21 November 2014

Some time ago, in my blog post about the Austro-Italian Front of the First World War, I mentioned the accidental death of Lucy Christalnigg, which occurred in the tense months before war broke out, and rather presaged it. Shortly after...

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