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Son of an African Prince

Friday, October 28, 2016

As Black History Month draws to a close, we’re showcasing the achievements of virtuoso violinist George Augustus Polgreen Bridgetower (1780-1860). The son of a West Indian father and a European mother, he was born in Biala, Poland. At the tender...

To Naples with Nietzsche and beyond: Malwida von Meysenbug (1816-1903).

Friday, October 28, 2016

When on 28 October 1816 another daughter was born into the large family of Ludwig Carl George Philipp Revalier, no-one could have predicted that she would grow up to be a revolutionary sympathizer. Her father, major-domo at the court of...

American Pamphlets 1920-1945: Call for academic partners

Friday, October 28, 2016

The British Library is currently looking for academic partners for our AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships programme to work on a project which will focus on the Library’s collection of American political pamphlets published between 1920 and 1945. The application deadline is 25 November 2016.

2016 Shakespeare Off the Map Competition Winners Announced at GameCity11 Festival

Friday, October 28, 2016

Last night was the awards event at The National Videogame Arcade in Nottingham for the 2016 Off the Map competition, which had a Shakespeare theme. Now in its fourth year, Off the Map challenges full time UK students in higher...

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