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Asian and African studies blog

A Photographic Tour of the Persian Gulf and Iraq, 1906

21 October 2018 Asian and African studies

‘House of the dragoman [translator] of British Consulate Basra’, 1906 (IOR/L/PS/20/C260, f 27) In November 1906, Wilfrid Malleson, a British military intelligence officer, departed from Simla in British India on an intelligence-gathering tour of the Persian Gulf and what British...

Medieval manuscripts blog

Golden oldies

20 October 2018 Medieval manuscripts

When we say the early medieval period was a golden age of art, we mean that literally. Skilled craftsmen made intricate golden jewellery, belt buckles and sword fittings. Kings such as Offa and Coenwulf of Mercia issued gold coins. Books,...

English and Drama blog

About Artists Books Now

19 October 2018 English and Drama

by Jerry Jenkins, Curator of Contemporary British Publications and Emerging Media. ARTIST’S BOOKS NOW is curated by the book artists and researchers Egidija Čiricaitė and Sophie Loss and the librarians Jeremy Jenkins and Richard Price. Each event explores an aspect...

Innovation and enterprise blog

IP Corner: Happy 20th Anniversary Espacenet

19 October 2018 Innovation and enterprise

When I first began working at the British Library patent searching was very much a manual process which involved using a Catchword Index to find your patent classification, then looking that classification up in the accompanying Classification index to get...

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English and drama

English and drama

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European studies

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Innovation and enterprise

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