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Tips for a Manuscripts Road Trip

28 June 2016

With the long vacation about to begin, the sun shining (sometimes), and the temperature reliably in the double digits throughout the day, medievalists everywhere are turning their minds towards spending time in manuscript libraries. How can you spend the fleeting...

Capturing and Preserving the EU Referendum Debate (Brexit)

27 June 2016

Following the announcement in May 2015 that there would be a referendum on the UK’s EU membership; the Legal Deposit UK Web Archive, led by curators at the Bodleian Libraries, started a collection of websites. The team of curators includes...

All the World’s a Stage: Shakespeare in Europe and the Americas

27 June 2016

On Friday 10 June, the British Library welcomed a host of expert speakers to discuss the global understanding of our ‘national’ poet. And it turns out Shakespeare is the poet of many nations. It would be impossible to do justice...

Revisiting the provenance of the Sindbadnamah (IO Islamic 3214)

27 June 2016

While recently looking for documentation on the Library of Tipu Sultan, Sultan of Mysore (r. 1782-1799), my eye fell on this entry in Charles Stewart's Descriptive Catalogue of the Oriental Library of the late Tippoo Sultan of Mysore (Cambridge, 1809),...

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