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Reading and Writing Greek in Britain

The Greek language has a long history in the British Isles. The earliest surviving examples of Greek text found in Britain date from its days as a Roman province, on multi-lingual curse tablets now held...

Research Curator, Renaissance Literature

We have a job opportunity here at the British Library, to work on our Discovering Literature online resource, in the field of Renaissance Literature. This is a full time, fixed term contract, for a period...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 16 Aug 2016

Updated List of Digitised Manuscript Hyperlinks

Saints and monsters and centaurs, oh my! Continuing our tradition of releasing roughly every 3 months an updated list of hyperlinks of ancient, medieval and early modern manuscripts digitised by the British...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 22 Jul 2016

Off With His Head

As a manuscript curator, one often gets asked, what can we achieve by studying old handwriting? Surely every important document in the British Library's collections has already been published. Surely every...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 20 Jul 2016

The Execution of Sir Thomas More

2016 marks the 500th anniversary of the publication of one of the most influential early modern books, Thomas More's Utopia. We currently have a Utopia display in our Treasures Gallery, and this Friday,...

The Scottish Play and the Real Macbeth

Here at the British Library (writes Julian Harrison) we look after everything from early papyri to the state papers of Tudor monarchs. Our Printed Books colleagues care for no fewer than 5 copies of the...

A Firsthand Experience: Great Writers' Handwriting

Christian Dior once claimed that one could tell more about a person from her perfume than from her handwriting, but we in the Medieval Manuscripts section at the British Library would disagree, particularly...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 20 Apr 2016

Craft in Medieval and Early Modern England

John Rylands Library, Deansgate2 June 2016This one-day conference will consider different ways in which the term ‘craft’ helps us to think through and articulate our approach to the medieval...
From: Manchester Medieval Society on 20 Mar 2016

Akbar and the Silenced Children: Language as Heritage, or Language as Community?

by KARL STEELChinese Parrot, c 1700, collection of Marie-Antoinette, c 1785As part of the process of assembling, expanding, and (re)writing the material for Book 2, I’ve returned to the problem...
From: In the Middle on 17 Mar 2016

Shakespeare: British Library Manuscripts in Washington D.C.

2016 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of the William Shakespeare, arguably the world’s greatest playwright. Special events, performances and exhibitions will be held around Britain and across...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 23 Feb 2016

Postgraduate Open Day on our Pre-1600 Collections

Booking has opened for the British Library’s first open day dedicated to postgraduates working on our pre-1600 western heritage collections. The open day will be held on Monday 1st February 2016 and...

Guest Post: Magic, Witches and Devils in the Persian Book of Kings

by Dr Stephen Gordon Belief in devils and witches was a central feature of the medieval and early modern worlds. From Ars Moriendi texts that taught the dying how to avoid the clutches of the devil, to...
From: Manchester Medieval Society on 1 Dec 2015

New to the Treasures Gallery

As frequent visitors to the British Library will know, we regularly make changes to the items displayed to the public in the Sir John Ritblat Gallery, also known as our Treasures Gallery. We are pleased...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 21 Nov 2015

Pierre Sala’s Return to Lyons

We are thrilled to let our readers know that Pierre Sala’s Petit Livre d’Amour is currently on display in the exhibition Lyon Renaissance Arts et Humanisme at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon. From...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 28 Oct 2015

Erasmus Manuscript Saved for the Nation

We are delighted to announce that the British Library has acquired a unique manuscript containing the earliest known translation into English of any work by the great humanist scholar and reformer, Desiderius...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 29 Sep 2015

Did Someone Say a New List of Manuscript Hyperlinks?

It's that time of year when we update the list of manuscripts published on the British Library's Digitised Manuscripts website. Since spring, more than 30 medieval and early modern manuscripts have been...
From: Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts on 10 Sep 2015

The Trial of Sir Thomas More

What does Magna Carta have to do with the English Reformation? Answer: lots. Magna Carta’s first clause claiming that ‘the English Church is to be free and have its rights in whole and its liberties...

The drowned villages and eroding coastline of Lincolnshire, c. 1250–1600

Previous posts on this site have looked at the coastline of Lincolnshire in the palaeolithic and early medieval eras. The following post continues this theme by examining the changing coastline of Lincolnshire...
From: Caitlin Green on 10 May 2015

A New Year, A New Giant List of Manuscript Hyperlinks

Here’s an update of all the manuscripts that have been published to Digitised Manuscripts by the Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Section here at the British Library. Download BL Medieval...

Scale of Catastrophe: Draft Syllabus

click to enlargeby J J Cohen[read Karl first!]I announced it here a year ago (and check out the drowned world pic from the Holkham Bible I used to illustrate the post): beginning later this month I will...
From: In the Middle on 3 Jan 2015

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