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Child of the Revolution: the tragic story of Nelly Ptashkina

03 June 2015

This April saw the launch of Prozhito.org (‘Lives Lived’), an online database of thousands of 20th-century diary entries in Russian. Although the site primarily includes the published diaries of prominent writers, scientists and other notable public figures, its creators have...

Sound tracks: acoustic landscapes in the past and present

03 June 2015

For the next two years, the British Library will be joining forces with archaeologists and sound artists from the University of York to investigate how sound has shaped the human experience in and around the Creswell Gorge area over the...

'Voices from pre-partition India' - The Nur-i-Afshan Periodical from the Punjab

02 June 2015

Digitisation of Urdu periodical helps the Endangered Archives Programme achieve 5 million images online.

The British Library acquires the archive of the playwright and screenwriter, Julian Mitchell

02 June 2015

The British Library is very pleased to announce that it has acquired the archive of the playwright, screenwriter and novelist, Julian Mitchell. Julian Mitchell began his playwriting career adapting novels for performance, starting with several novels by Ivy Compton-Burnett. He...

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