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In various light: a farewell to Derek Walcott

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

As a teenager I had the following stanzas from Derek Walcott’s poem In a Green Light on my bedroom door: The orange tree, in various light, Proclaims perfected fables now That her last season’s summer height Bends from each overburdened...

British Library Launches OCR Competition for Rare Indian Books

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Calling all transcription enthusiasts! We’ve launched a competition to find an accurate and automated transcription solution for our rare Indian books and printed catalogue records, currently being digitised through the Two Centuries of Indian Print project. The competition, in partnership...

In Search of Zoroastrian Manuscripts in Iran

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

To celebrate Nowruz, this guest blog has been written by Milad Jahangurfar, who is the grant holder for EAP888, a current project that hopes to find the few surviving Avestan manuscripts which have used the Persian alphabet. The Avesta, the...

Poetic Places and World Poetry Day 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

This post is by Digital Curator Stella Wisdom, on twitter as @miss_wisdom. Happy World Poetry Day! The Digital Scholarship team are marking the day with an event exploring how poetry, history and literature can be discovered and experienced via digital...

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