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Medieval manuscripts blog

Fantastic books and where to see them

17 November 2018 Medieval manuscripts

This weekend is a special moment for Harry Potter fans in the United Kingdom. The latest instalment of the Fantastic Beasts film franchise is released in cinemas nationwide, starring Johnny Depp, Eddie Redmayne and Ezra Miller (all of whom have...

Endangered archives blog

Round 15 Applications – Deadline Approaching

16 November 2018 Endangered archives

The deadline for the preliminary applications is next Monday 19th November at midday GMT. We’re expecting a bumper crop this year and look forward to reading the proposals once they come in. Remember we’re concerned not just about the endangered...

European studies blog

The Netherlands’ ‘Red Week’ in November 1918 – Troelstra’s Mistake

16 November 2018 European studies

“I let myself go, but as soon as I noticed it would not have the desired effect I withdrew.” Pieter Jelles Troelstra wrote these (freely translated) words in the fourth volume, posthumously published, of his Memoirs. Portrait of P.J. Troelstra,...

Music blog

Elisabeth Lutyens: notebooks, letters, and papers

16 November 2018 Music

Nearly a hundred notebooks belonging to Elisabeth Lutyens (1906-1983) arrived at the British Library earlier this year, in several Sainsbury’s bags-for-life (the extra-large ones, ‘strong and study’ as their elephant illustrations proclaim). The little books are uniform in shape, their...

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Americas studies

Americas studies

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Asian and African studies

Asian and African studies

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Collection care

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Digital scholarship

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Endangered archives

Endangered archives

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English and drama

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European studies

European studies

Exploring Europe at the British Library

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Untold lives

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