Curator at Senate House Library Dr Karen Attar teases out what makes this novel different, including marriage and morality and clinical depression.
A new database of historic publications motivates Dr Karen Attar to rethink teaching with Senate House Library’s literary treasures.
Senate House Library curator Karen Attar celebrates 250 years of Wordsworth with a look at a rare publication that’s as beautiful in form as in content.
Roger Kain, professor of humanities at the School of Advanced Study and editor of the History of Cartography’s fifth volume, discusses how this global collaborative project helps us understand maps as cultural documents.
During Oscars season back in February, Dr Sam Manning argued that cinema’s doom-mongers should look to the past to consider how theatres have dealt with threats, such as the emergence of television. Little did the cinema historian, who is based at Queen’s University Belfast, know then that cinemas would be forced to temporarily shut their […]
Dr Matt Shaw and Michael Townsend talk about the Institute of Historical Research’s (IHR) plans to develop its library holdings and respond to the important charge that discussion and initiatives around ‘decolonisation’ is sometimes just another form of ‘equality talk’. There aren’t many awards for libraries, but if there were, a case for a speech […]
Student Mark Pickett (MA History of the Book) wonders at the splendour created in historical literary texts by the then emerging technologies.
With the threat posed by ‘fake news’ now a recurring refrain in newspaper columns and on social media DPhil student William White thinks it is a good time for historians to refocus attention on the England of the early 1640s, where parallels with recent events abound
As the royal commentariat pore over the minutiae of the statement released by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex concerning their transatlantic future, the bigger question now is how does the House of Windsor move on from the Harry-Meghan episode and set a new course of travel in anticipation of the succession of King Charles […]
Dr Laura Cleaver, senior lecturer in manuscript studies and principal investigator of the European Research Council (ERC)-funded CULTIVATE MSS project at the Institute of English Studies, explores what Charles Dyson Perrins’ collection of medieval and renaissance manuscripts reveals about the rare books trade in the early 20th century.