British Library blogs

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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Music blog

Beethoven: Idealist. Innovator. Icon exhibition

02 December 2021 Music

A new exhibition celebrating the life and music of Ludwig van Beethoven, one of the most influential composers of the Western classical tradition, opens on Friday 3 December at the British Library. Against the backdrop of war and revolution raging...

Social Science blog

Reflecting on activism and protest around the Disability Discrimination Act

02 December 2021 Social Science

To highlight disability stories for Disability History Month, curator Eleanor Dickens presents collection items linked to protest around the Disability Discrimination Act alongside commentary from a member of the British Library’s Disability Support Network.

Untold lives blog

Oysters in the Black-Out

02 December 2021 Untold lives

You can catch this Maison Prunier menu, dating from December 1940, in the small display about the Second World War, Life on the Home Front, in the Treasures of the British Library Gallery until 11 December 2021. It forms a...

European studies blog

From Dositej Obradović with thanks: a donation of the first Serbian books

01 December 2021 European studies

Dositej Obradović (1739-1811) was a Serbian educator and the most prominent writer of the Serbian Enlightenment. Obradović is credited for the revival of Serbian culture and he is regarded as the founder of modern Serbian literature. Portrait of Dositej Obradović...

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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

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