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Queering the Archive: Chat with Rufus Elliot and Rylan Gleave from OVER/AT and their new EP, “Folk’s Songs” TAGS: | | | | | | | | | |       As part Queering the Archives, we will feature conversations and podcasts with various people undertaking work and projects that feature LGBT+ voices and representation. My first conversation …Continue reading →

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In Lyell’s Own Words TAGS: | | | | | | | This month we hear from Lyell Project Archivist Elise Ramsay and Project Volunteer Erin McRae. Elise and Erin each reflect on their recent progress transcribing the Sir Charles Lyell notebooks …Continue reading →

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Fundraising for Lyell Digitisation TAGS: | | | | | Library and University Collections Philanthropy Manager, David McClay, brings us news on the fundraising campaign to digitise the Sir Charles Lyell notebooks. The fundraising campaign to digitise Sir Charles Lyell’s …Continue reading →

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30 Days In TAGS: | | | | | | | | | Senior Lyell Archivist, Elaine MacGillivray, reviews her first month in post and shares some of the exciting work and plans afoot for the internationally significant Sir Charles Lyell archive.    …Continue reading →

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Queering the Archive: An Announcement of a New Initiative TAGS: | | | | | | | We are excited to announce the work on our new Queering the Archive initiative. This initiative aims to increase representation of LGBT+ records within our collections.  Queering the Archive will hope …Continue reading →

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Spotlight on Secret Files from World Wars to Cold Wars TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Are you interested in British intelligence, foreign policy, international relations, and military history in the 20th century? Then Secret Files from World Wars to Cold Wars: Intelligence, Strategy and Diplomacy …Continue reading →

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Dissertation Festival 2021 TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | From 8 – 19 March the Library is running an online Dissertation Festival. The events taking place during this two week period will highlight what the Library can do for …Continue reading →

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The Lyell Project Team is Growing! TAGS: | | | | | | 22 February marks the anniversary of the death of renowned Scottish geologist, Sir Charles Lyell (1797-1875). Newly appointed Senior Lyell Archivist, Elaine MacGillivray, says ‘hello’ and reflects on Lyell’s contribution …Continue reading →

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Discovering ProQuest Primary Sources TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Looking for primary sources and historical documents for your dissertation or research project? Interested in finding out more about how to search some of the primary source databases you have …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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