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Digitising our manuscripts from Anglo-Saxon England

Friday, March 24, 2017

'Strong is he who tastes the power of books; he who has possession of them is always the wiser.’ Bald bið se ðe onbyregeð boca cræftes; symle bið ðe wisra ðe hira geweald hafað. Solomon and Saturn II, lines 238-246...

From Cubism to concentration camp: the life and death of Josef Čapek

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Many English speakers who claim that they do not know a word of Czech would be surprised to hear that at least one has found a firm place in their vocabulary: robot. Those who are aware of its origins might...

Yangon Photo Festival 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

This is a guest blog written by Lukas Birk, grant holder for EAP898. Last autumn I was able to digitise 4000 negatives from Bellay Photo Studio in downtown Yangon for EAP898. The images were taken by photographer Har Si Yone,...

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...

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