Getting Reacquainted with Robert Burns Through the Laing Collection The most important manuscript collection at the University of Edinburgh has long been acknowledged to be the Laing Collection. This treasure trove was donated to the University of Edinburgh in …Continue reading →

Celebrating Shakespeare With the 400th anniversary this year of the death of one of our greatest and most influential playwrights, William Shakespeare, I found myself cropping images of some of his first …Continue reading →

A Lengthy Challenge: Photographing the Mahabharata Recently I was asked to scope the digitisation of a beautiful scroll we have in our collection, Or.Ms 510, or better known as the Mahabharata. Gemma Scott, our former Digital …Continue reading →

Al-Biruni live on LUNA We are thrilled to announce that we now have online the entire manuscript of Abu Rayhan Al-Biruni, his ‘Chronology of Ancient Nations’. Al- Biruni was a famous astronomer and polymath …Continue reading →

Lord Elgin Records 19th Century China One of the works in the ECA Rare Book Collection that places us firmly in a place and time in history is a book of photographs taken around the time …Continue reading →

Choco-love TAGS: All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. Lucy Van Pelt (in Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz)  Today we continued our campaign to spread …Continue reading →

IFLA Rare Books Section Conference Last week, we attended the IFLA Rare Books and Special Collections Section Mid Term Meeting at the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal in Lisbon. The event on Monday 22nd February was …Continue reading →

Medieval Manuscripts from the Dirt Ages TAGS: | | | | February saw the start of a new project to surface clean and rehouse the CRC’s most important collection of Western medieval manuscripts, which were bequeathed to the library by David …Continue reading →

Were the Tudors terrible? TAGS: | | | | | | The Library currently has trial access to The Cecil Papers, which may help you find out. This fascinating archive offers you crucial insights into the events of one of the …Continue reading →

All you need is library love TAGS: As Valentine’s Day approaches this weekend, we want to let all students know that their library loves them! We were down in the Library Foyer today handing out origami hearts …Continue reading →

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Default utility Image An insight into Joseph Joachim’s life and work – Sarah and Devon’s experiences as CRC interns Earlier this year, our two interns Sarah and Devon spent a few months re-housing and...
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Default utility Image An insight into Joseph Joachim’s life and work – Sarah and Devon’s experiences as CRC interns Earlier this year, our two interns Sarah and Devon spent a few months re-housing and...
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