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Art and The Playfair: Speaking to Absent Volumes, or How to Find Books in the Library, Old Style TAGS: | | | | | During the academic year 2019-20 Rare Books worked with a group of third year students from Edinburgh College of Art.  The project was to produce an artist’s book in response …Continue reading →

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Edinburgh Research Downloads: December 2020 TAGS: | | | | | | | | | Edinburgh Research Downloads: December 2020 • www.research.ed.ac.uk • www.era.lib.ed.ac.uk • Looking at how Edinburgh Research Explorer and ERA have performed over the last year. • Research Explorer hasn’t had the best of years, the …Continue reading →

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Good Riddance to an ‘Intolerable’ Year: James Hogg Bids Farewell to 1831 To mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of James Hogg (1770-1835), we are featuring a peculiarly timely manuscript from Edinburgh University Library’s collections. Hogg’s poem ‘1831’ will strike a …Continue reading →

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Edinburgh Research Downloads: November 2020 TAGS: | | | | | | | | | Edinburgh Research Downloads: November 2020 • www.research.ed.ac.uk • www.era.lib.ed.ac.uk • Looking at how Edinburgh Research Explorer and ERA have performed over the last year relative to other institutions across the UK. Overall they’ve …Continue reading →

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The Scotichronicon and the Goblin Ha’ – witchcraft and hobgoblins in our manuscripts! TAGS: In popular culture, archives sometimes have a cryptic reputation: if some filmmakers were to be believed, in the middle of dust and darkness would rest ancient manuscripts and parchments containing …Continue reading →

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Bicentenary of Sir Walter Scott’s ‘The Abbot’ TAGS: | | | This week marks the bicentenary of Sir Walter Scott’s twelfth novel The Abbot, published in Edinburgh on 2 September 1820 and in London two days later. Alone among the Waverley …Continue reading →

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Default utility Image Art and The Playfair: Speaking to Absent Volumes, or How to Find Books in the Library, Old Style During the academic year 2019-20 Rare Books worked with a group of third year students...
Default utility Image Edinburgh Research Downloads: December 2020 Edinburgh Research Downloads: December 2020 • www.research.ed.ac.uk • www.era.lib.ed.ac.uk • Looking at how Edinburgh Research Explorer and ERA...

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Default utility Image Semply the Best: A Collection in Need of Some Love This week’s blog comes from Project Collections Assistants Anna O’Regan, Winona O’Connor and Max Chesnokov...
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