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 →

A Traquair Treat As there were several separate requests recently for images from the splendid ‘Song School St Mary’ manuscript by Phoebe Anna Traquair, we decided the time was right to digitise the …Continue reading →

The Most Beautiful Book in Scotland and the Oldest Scottish Manuscript? We are delighted to announce that 2 manuscripts have been added to our growing collection of Book Readers in LUNA! The first is Ms 39, an amazing early 15th century …Continue reading →

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RANDOMS TAGS: | | | I wanted to share some fantastic images that have come through the Digital Imaging Unit via general random digitization requests. This material is bound for individual researchers and would normally …Continue reading →

French Bible Historial Now Available in Book Reader When we started at the DIU at the beginning 2004, a project to digitise a beautiful French Bible known to us as Ms 19 was already half completed, our first …Continue reading →

Damnation and Divinity More Religious pamphlets for the English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC) came our way this week, mostly from New College Library. I always find the titles so fascinating, and some of …Continue reading →

Photographing The Apocalypse Circa 1483 TAGS: | | Recently the Digital Imaging Unit were asked to photograph all 8 illustrations from the book of the Apocalypse in Anton Koberger’s German Bible of 1483.  Shelf-mark Inc.45.2.  I have selected …Continue reading →

CENSORED! Last week I was sent a wonderful book, Deletrix – a collaboration between the artist Joan Fontcuberta, Catalan PEN and Arts Santa Mònica and it explores censorship and violence done …Continue reading →

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Fire and Brimstone This week we have been working on some Religious pamphlets for the English Short Title Catalogue. These have come from both the New College Library and here at the Centre …Continue reading →

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11th Century Manuscript Digitisation Complete Hello & welcome to our very first Post! It seems appropriate to kick off this blog with the exciting news that we have just completed the digitisation of one of …Continue reading →

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