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Mobile devices meet author, text, and reader

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

This a guest post is by Alastair Horne introducing his PhD topic, you can follow him on twitter as @pressfuturist, and also on Instagram. I’m a collaborative doctoral partnership student based here at the British Library and at Bath Spa...

Toshakhana - an untold word?

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Sometimes when cataloguing India Office Records we encounter unfamiliar words. Rather than an untold life, today we present an ‘untold word’, which might be known to those of you who have read Indian history. What does Toshakhana mean? Of Persian...

Hommage to the French Resistance: two recently donated books

Monday, March 27, 2017

Dr Catherine Delano-Smith, former reader in historical geography at the University of Nottingham, and now Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research in the School of Advanced Studies at the University of London, donated two books to the...

Recording of the week: Silversmithing - 2D to 3D

Monday, March 27, 2017

This week's selection comes from Liz Wright, National Life Stories Project Interviewer. Rod Kelly is a silversmith who specialises in the technique of chasing to create low relief decoration on the surface of silver vessels, which he often raises (hammers...

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