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Slave, scholar, stoic

Friday, May 26, 2017

‘Some things are in our control and others are not … the latter should be nothing to you.’ This wise statement begins the Enchiridion of Epictetus, a Stoic philosopher. Epictetus had some experience of hardships being out of his control:...

An Ode to Early Record Catalogues

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Thomas Henry is a collector of 78 rpm records based in Paris who has carried out extensive research on the history of sound recording through his blog Ceints de Bakélite and his interactive mapping project Disquaires de Paris. With a...

The Art of Children’s Games

Thursday, May 25, 2017

One of the delights of working with archives is when you come across something unexpected while looking for something else completely. This occurred recently when I was looking through a file of newspaper cuttings relating to Persia in the collections...

Digitised Music Manuscripts Spring 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

From Byrd to Britten and Monteverdi to Mozart, a wealth of British Library music manuscripts are available to browse, free-of-charge, on the Digitised Manuscripts website. MS Mus. 1591, My Layde Nevells Booke (1591) At the time of writing, you can...

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