These blogs from our curators, subject specialists and guest bloggers express the thoughts and opinions of individual British Library staff members and guests.
09 December 2022 Sound and vision
This Disability History Month, staff from across the British Library have collaborated on a series of blog posts to highlight stories of disability and disabled people in the Library’s collections. Each week a member of staff will showcase an item...
08 December 2022 European studies
A few months ago one of the curators of our current exhibition ‘Alexander the Great: the Making of a Myth’ asked me for some information about a book they were thinking of including (but eventually did not). This was a...
08 December 2022 Untold lives
In January 1784 Captain James Monro of the East India Company ship Houghton submitted to the Canton Factory a list of private trade goods procured in China. It records the mark and numbers on cargo items, the owner of the...
07 December 2022 UK Web Archive
By Ash Green, CLIP LGBTQ+ Network, and Goldsmith University The LGBTQ+ Lives Online UK Web Archive collection currently holds over 600 sites, web pages, blogs etc focused on the LGBTQ+ experience of people in the UK. Community and the coming...
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