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From our curators, subject specialists and guest bloggers

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These blogs express the thoughts and opinions of individual British Library staff members. You can subscribe to any blog by email.

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Maps and views blog

Help us choose the British Library's favourite world map

04 July 2020 Maps and views

World maps are amazing things for their ability to conceptualise the earth and capture it in miniature. Of course, this comes at a price. World maps, perhaps more than any other 'image,' are powerful and subjective. Each one contains a...

Medieval manuscripts blog

Our latest list of digitised manuscripts

04 July 2020 Medieval manuscripts

Long-term readers of our Blog may know that we periodically publish lists of our digitised manuscripts, the last of which was published in January 2020. With the arrival of summer, we are releasing a new update to our lists of...

Endangered archives blog

New Projects Online - June 2020

03 July 2020 Endangered archives

In recent weeks we have continued to put new collections online. Here is a summary of four of the most recent projects to be made available. Notary Books of Bahia, Brazil, 1664-1910 [EAP703] Documentation of Endangered Temple Art of Tamil...

Untold lives blog

Vickers Jacob – a life in Ireland, India and Australia

03 July 2020 Untold lives

In 1818 the Board of Commissioners for the Affairs of India received a memorial from Edward Cahill, a boot and shoe maker in Dublin. Mr Cahill reported that in 1808 he had supplied Vickers Jacob, a Bengal Army cadet, with...

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Americas studies

Americas studies

What's on the mind of Team America?

Asian and African studies

Asian and African studies

From our subject specialists and curators

Collection care

Collection care

Behind the scenes with our conservators and scientists

Digital scholarship

Digital scholarship

Supporting research with digital content

Endangered archives

Endangered archives

News about the projects saving vulnerable material from around the world

English and drama

English and drama

On literature and theatre collections from the 16th century to the present day

European studies

European studies

Exploring Europe at the British Library

Innovation and enterprise

Innovation and enterprise

Business, innovation and enterprise

Inspired by

Inspired by

Fashion, film, design and all things creative

Living knowledge

Living knowledge

Behind the scenes at the British Library

Maps and views

Maps and views

Cartographic and topographical materials at the British Library

Medieval manuscripts

Medieval manuscripts

Digitisation and other projects

Music

Music

News about our music collections and services

Science

Science

The latest scientific developments

Social science

Social science

Projects, events, resources and research methods

Sound and vision

Sound and vision

News from the Library’s Sound and Moving Image teams

The Newsroom

The Newsroom

News about yesterday’s news, and where news may be going

UK web archive

UK web archive

Announcements and information about the UK Web Archive

Untold lives

Untold lives

Sharing stories from the past, worldwide