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It's coming home

Sunday, July 15, 2018

There are just a few hours to go before one of the greatest tournaments in the world reaches its glorious, nail-biting outcome. We have witnessed Gallic flair, English optimism and German hubris. And now, everyone, the wait is over. Yes,...

Get Involved in the Gothic Novel Jam

Friday, July 13, 2018

On the previous Friday the 13th in April, I blogged about the Gaming the Gothic conference, at the University of Sheffield and also shared news that the British Library’s Digital Scholarship team is collaborating on a Gothic Novel Jam with...

Tyau mate oee – My friends, I am dying

Friday, July 13, 2018

On 9 November 1770, a Tahitian boy about twelve years of age died, probably of tuberculosis, in Batavia, now Jakarta. In the 18th century Batavia was a Dutch East India Company base, and so plagued by disease that it acquired...

Announcing the British Library’s new Translator in Residence

Thursday, July 12, 2018

I am delighted, excited, and ever so slightly daunted to be embarking upon my journey as the British Library’s second-ever Translator in Residence. When I saw the advert it seemed like the perfect opportunity to bring together the things I...

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