Esther Inglis and her family in Edinburgh This post explores in further detail the connections between Esther Inglis (c.1570-1624), her family, and the city and University of Edinburgh. This post is written by the project curator, Anna-Nadine …Continue reading →

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Esther Inglis 2024: Project Introduction Welcome to the Project! This post is written by Anna-Nadine Pike, Project Curator of “Esther Inglis 2024”. Alongside this position, Anna is an AHRC-funded PhD student at the University of …Continue reading →

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Charles Lyell’s archaeological specimens at the University of Edinburgh Will Adams completed his MA Archaeology dissertation at the University of Edinburgh Summer 2023 looking at Lyell’s archaeological specimens – achieving an impressive 78% and winning an award to boot! …Continue reading →

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Who Made the MIMEd 4477 Double Manual Flemish Harpsichord? (Part1) In the first post of this two part series, our Musical Instrument Care Technician (and former conservation intern), Esteban Mariño Garza, discusses his Musical Instrument Research and Documentation Internship project …Continue reading →

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Women in STEM studies and careers: Professor Beth Biller and Dr Mary Brück at the University of Edinburgh Ash Mowat is one of our volunteers in the Civic Engagement Team. Ash has been looking into the career paths of two women in science: Professor Beth Biller, currently Professor …Continue reading →

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Charles Lyell’s Books In his Scientific Notebook 1, dated March – April 1825, Charles Lyell lists things to take on his first geological tour, designed to gather the evidence for his first book. In …Continue reading →

Witches and Animals in the School of Scottish Studies Sound Archives Nicole Deacon is a volunteer in the Civic Engagement Team. As someone who has always been interested in all things witches, witch trials and witchcraft since she was very young, …Continue reading →

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2023 ISG Staff Recognition Awards : Scholarly Communications Team announced as the Outstanding Team of the Year On Tuesday 24th October the second annual ISG Recognition Awards ceremony was held at the spectacular McEwan Hall. The ISG Recognition Awards are intended to celebrate the achievements of the …Continue reading →

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New College Library Reopens at Mound Place We’re delighted to be able to tell you that New College Library re-opened on Monday 11 September at Mound Place, with access to Library Hall collections (including Reserve collections), study …Continue reading →

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Working with Charles Lyell – a call for papers Two-day workshop, 8-9 February 2024, University of Edinburgh CALL FOR PAPERS Contributions are invited to a two-day workshop on the life and work of the leading geologist and natural scientist …Continue reading →

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