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News

British Library launches bilingual website showcasing 1,300 Hebrew manuscript treasures

20 November 2017

The British Library's first ever bilingual web resource shows off its collection of Hebrew manuscripts

Two Centuries of Indian Print project shortlisted for Newton Prize

27 October 2017

Recognising the digitisation project

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Blog posts

Sir Robert Cotton's manuscripts added to Memory of the World register

Saturday, June 9, 2018

We are delighted that Sir Robert Cotton's collection of manuscripts, held at the British Library, has been added to the UNESCO Memory of the World UK Register. Cotton's library contains many historical and literary treasures of national and international significance,...

Indigenous Australian Comic Characters in the British Library

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

After reading Luke Pearson’s blog post on Indigenous X about Indigenous Australian characters in comic books, I decided to see what comics the British Library held that represented Indigenous Australasian characters. As Pearson points out, the majority of the Indigenous characters he lists were created by non-Indigenous people. I was interested in how some of these Indigenous characters were depicted so decided to focus on one of them, a DC character named Betty Clawman. She appears in the Millennium comic, the compilation of which is in the British Library collections.

Epic women

Thursday, March 8, 2018

When many people think of Old English epics, they tend to think of Beowulf: an almost all-male story of warriors doing battle against monsters. However, did you know that some of the longest heroic poems in Old English have female...

Endangered heritage: cultural sites at risk from conflict on postage stamps

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The appreciation of postage stamp designs transcends the mere aesthetic since their designs can be used to enhance our understanding on a range of contemporary concerns relating to heritage. This is best exemplified with the postage stamps of Afghanistan, Iraq,...

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