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British Library resources on digital scholarship for PhD students

Monday, February 27, 2017

Finding your way around the vast collections of the British Library can be daunting at first, but there are lots of resources and staff keen to help doctoral students get started in this post from Digital Curator Mia Ridge (@mia_out)....

An irony-free zone: early French translations of Jane Austen

Monday, February 27, 2017

The British Library holds a world-class collection of Jane Austen material. The Library’s manuscript materials include, for instance, a collection of comments about Mansfield Park by family, friends and acquaintances compiled by Austen soon after publication. The Library possesses at...

First report from the Will Self archive: family matters

Monday, February 27, 2017

Chris Beckett writes: Will Self’s review (for the New Statesman) of Peter Ackroyd’s Albion: The Origins of the English Imagination (2002) begins with the suggestion that his grandfather would have enjoyed the book. Before telling us why (Cockney visionaries both,...

Recording of the week: Sparkie Williams the talking budgerigar

Monday, February 27, 2017

This week's selection comes from Cheryl Tipp, Curator of Wildlife and Environmental Sounds. Sparkie Williams was a prize-winning talking budgerigar, renowned for his impressive vocabulary of over 500 words, sayings and rhymes. In 1958 he was crowned top bird in...

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