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Writers of Colour in independent publishing - Bringing voices together: a guest post from Dr. Kavita Bhanot

Thursday, August 17, 2017

This blog post was written by Dr. Kavita Bhanot who has been involved in the development of Bringing Voices Together (7th September), a networking event organised by PhD placement student in Contemporary British Collections, Chantelle Lewis. Kavita will be one...

San Fairy Ann

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Rosy Hall is an ESRC-funded PhD student from Oxford University working with the BL's Spoken English collections. She writes: The phrase ‘San Fairy Ann’ might sound familiar, perhaps conjuring up memories of Paul McCartney's 1976 song, or Barbara Windsor's 1965...

Illumination and decoration in Chinese Qur'ans

Thursday, August 17, 2017

A seventeenth-century Qur’an from China in the British Library recently attracted much interest in a belated Eid show-and-tell arranged for the local community. This provides an ideal opportunity to go into more detail about the British Library’s collection of Chinese...

Snakes or scrolls? 11th-century wall paintings in Norfolk

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Our manuscripts contain so many hidden gems of medieval art, and one of this Blog's aims is to bring them to light. It is worth remembering, though, that many wonderful medieval paintings survive on the walls of country churches in...

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