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'Anything But Petering Out' - celebrating Peter Nichols at Trafalgar Studios

Thursday, November 21, 2019

by Zoë Wilcox, Curator of Contemporary Performance and Creative Archives In tribute to Peter Nichols who sadly died in September, Trafalgar Studios is staging an afternoon of readings on 27 November to celebrate his theatrical legacy, generously supported by the...

Buddha From Kashgar to Istanbul

Thursday, November 21, 2019

This is the eighth of a series of blog posts accompanying the British Library exhibition on Buddhism, 25 Oct 2019 – 23 Feb 2020. In 1911-12, Ahmet Refik (Altınay) published the Büyük Tarih-i Umumî, a compendious history of the world....

‘The Man Who Lost His Homeland’*

Thursday, November 21, 2019

“The War was not our War! Yet it somehow found us. It took us in its clutches and threw us where we are now!” Cengiz Dağcı said, and added, “Fifty years! Fifty years away from my homeland, it has become...

Hostility to the Census of India in 1880

Thursday, November 21, 2019

In 1872, the British began the decennial Census of India, as part of the continuing work to survey India and its people. The next census was carried out in 1881, and every ten years after that. The collecting of data...

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