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Finding Mermanjan – the star of the evening Part 4

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

We’ve reached the final instalment in our story of Mermanjan. Mermanjan, distraught at the sudden loss of her beloved husband, was taken in by a General and his wife who were fervent evangelical Christians. They persuaded her to be baptised...

Reading the runes in Beowulf (so seaxy)

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Students of the Old English epic poem Beowulf (which survives uniquely in Cotton MS Vitellius A XV) may be familiar with the fight between our hero and Grendel’s monstrous mother, and the part played in that encounter by a marvellous...

Our highlights from Digital Humanities 2019: Nora and Giorgia

Monday, July 22, 2019

We've put together a series of posts about our experiences at the Digital Humanities conference in Utrecht this month. In this post, Digital Curator Nora McGregor and Dr Giorga Tolfo from the British Library / Alan Turing Institute's Living with...

Our highlights from Digital Humanities 2019: Rossitza and Daniel

Monday, July 22, 2019

We've put together a series of posts about our experiences at the Digital Humanities conference in Utrecht this month. In this post, Digital Curator Dr Rossitza Atanassova and Daniel Van Strien from the British Library / Alan Turing Institute's Living...

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