Mysterious Songs from an Arabic Manuscript by Sarah Osama TAGS: The following post has been written by Sarah Osama, who has recently completed an internship looking at our Manuscripts of the Islamicate World and South Asia (MIWSA). *Please note that …Continue reading →

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Lingerie, Giant Frisbees and Heavy Lifting: Tackling the ITI Collection at Edinburgh University TAGS: | | | By Abigail Hartley, Appraisal Archivist and Archives Collections Manager Several months ago, my colleague Jasmine Hide and I wrote two introductory posts about our new roles and what they entailed. This …Continue reading →

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Time Traveller: Charles Lyell at Work Free exhibition in the Main Library Exhibition Gallery (ground floor), Open from 27th October 2023 – 30th March 2024, Monday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm  Over the last few months, …Continue reading →

‘Nothing is Here for Tears’: Helen Cruickshank Bids Farewell to F. Marian McNeill TAGS: | This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the death of folklorist F. Marian McNeill on 22 February 1973. Edinburgh University Library holds the manuscript of a memorial poem written by …Continue reading →

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The History of Access to University Ash Mowat is one of our volunteers in the Civic Engagement Team. Ash has been researching the history of access to study at University, via our University Archives and shares …Continue reading →

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Review 2022 and a look towards 2023 TAGS: | | | | | | | A lot has happened in 2022! Supported by both core and external funding, and with a return to more normal ways of working, we have been able to re-start and …Continue reading →

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Collecting in East Lothian TAGS: | | We are always encouraging people to get involved with our Project, whether as a volunteer fieldworker or transcriber, or as a willing interviewee.  As well as valuing the oral history …Continue reading →

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“An epoch in history” – Charles Lyell in Nova Scotia 1842 TAGS: | | | | | | | | We are delighted to welcome Tim Fedak – a Curator and Palaeontologist based at Nova Scotia Museum – to our blog! Tim has been waiting ever so patiently for access …Continue reading →

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Project Re-boot! TAGS: The last few years has seen us all face challenges and embrace change – and the Charles Lyell Project is no different. The Project has said farewell to Elaine and …Continue reading →

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Geo-mapping the RESP My name is Denise Hick and I am a Master’s student in Earth Observation and Geoinformation Management at the University of Edinburgh. Together with Rowan Rush-Morgan, a second-year PhD student …Continue reading →

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Default utility Image Rediscovering the Poetry of Louisa Agnes Czarnecki, a 19th-Century Edinburgh Writer and Musician Today we are publishing a blog by Ash Mowat, a volunteer in the Civic Engagement...
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