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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...
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...
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...
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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