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On trial: Early European Books TAGS: | | | | | | | Following a request from staff in History the Library currently has trial access to all collections available in ProQuest’s Early European Books, a database that aims to trace the history …Continue reading →

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Jewish Studies Collections at New College library : early books TAGS: | | | | | | This week New College welcomes the British Association for Jewish Studies Conference to Edinburgh. Delegates are welcome to visit New College Library where they’ll find a display of Jewish Studies …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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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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Volunteer Voice – Valentina de Riso TAGS: | | In this week’s blog we bring you another edition of our volunteer voice, this time from Valentina de Riso, who volunteers in the conservation studio every week…. What is your …Continue reading →

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Reading the Reformation : Philipp Melanchthon TAGS: | | | | | Philipp Melanchthon (1497-1560) was born on 16 February 1497, to become a Greek scholar and Protestant theologian, and a powerful force in Reformation debate. A colleague of Luther’s at the University …Continue reading →

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Reading the Reformation : John Fisher TAGS: | | | | | New College Library’s collections provide a rich resource for and about Reformation theology and its readers. One of these readers was John Fisher  [St John Fisher] (c.1469–1535), bishop of Rochester, cardinal, and martyr …Continue reading →

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Reading the Reformation : Luther TAGS: | | | | | On 14, 15 and 16 February 2017, the Cunningham Lectures at New College will mark the 500th Luther anniversary, with lectures by Professor Kaufmann covering Europe, Reformation and Luther. New College …Continue reading →

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‘W’ Collection provides a window into the world of eighteenth-century India TAGS: | | | | One of the current Special Collections cataloguing projects at New College Library is the W4/5 section which includes works on ecclesiastical history and theology. In this collection we were pleased …Continue reading →

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Cemeteries in the 60’s TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | Iron Age burial excavated at Châlons-sur-Marne, France (Ritchie: 1968) Highlights from the PhD digitisation project Exploring the theme of cemeteries and memorials showcases some of the most visually rich and striking theses …Continue reading →

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Collections

Last Day for Museums Collections Intern During the summer the Museums Services Team took on a ten week ‘Museums Collections’ intern...
Digitisation Strategy and Survey The University of Edinburgh already provides access to a wide range of digital resources, but...

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