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New College Library Collections go under wraps during essential maintenance work TAGS: Essential maintenance work is being undertaken in September and October on the New College heating system. We will be installing protective coverings in the Library to manage risks of leaks …Continue reading →

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New College Library is open throughout the Edinburgh Festival 2017 TAGS: | | | Edinburgh Festival time is coming, and the Assembly Hall on the Mound will once again be a Festival venue. As well as the Assembly Hall, the Rainy Hall and various other …Continue reading →

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Jewish Studies Collections at New College Library : archives TAGS: | | | Currently on display at New College Library for the British Association for Jewish Studies Conference to Edinburgh at New College is this lovely manuscript item from New College’s historic archive collections, …Continue reading →

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Jewish Studies Collections at New College Library : nineteenth and twentieth centuries TAGS: | | | | | | | The British Association for Jewish Studies Conference to Edinburgh at New College today covers a wide range of topics under its theme of ‘Jews on the Move’ including the theme of …Continue reading →

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When size matters : big books TAGS: | | | A really good question was asked by one of our student interns recently about the rare books collections they were working with : “Why are the big books so big?”. …Continue reading →

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My dear Playfair TAGS: | | A guest post from Eleanor Rideout, Helpdesk Assistant – New College Library One of my favourite things about working with historical collections is the unexpected find, like this letter of …Continue reading →

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The perils of Christian mission : writing from the New World TAGS: | | | | | | | Guest curator Suzi Higton writes about her current display in the Funk Reading Room case In their quest to spread the Word of God, missionaries have for centuries traversed continents …Continue reading →

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Confessions of a work placement student TAGS: | | | | A guest post from MSc Book History and Material Culture student Holly Sanderson As part of the Master’s degree in Book History and Material Culture at the University of Edinburgh, …Continue reading →

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Library open during New College Quad closure 8-22 April 2017 TAGS: Due to building works, access to New College Library via the New College Quad will be closed between Sat 8th to Sat 22nd April. However alternative access to New College Library will …Continue reading →

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Window to a Sixth-Century Scriptorium TAGS: | | | | A post from guest curator Elijah Hixson, PhD student, School of Divinity This month’s student led display at New College Library features the facsimile Codex Purpureus Petropolitanus, which is on display at …Continue reading →

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A Stitch in Time: Mahābhārata Delivered Online I don’t know if I have ever been more excited about a digitisation project going...
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