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Cambridge University Digital Library, providing online access to the University Library's unique and distinct collections
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Gordon Barrett 高瑞德 Sep 26
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If you want to explore Dorothy Needham’s China diaries from the Second World War, or her later visits in 1964 and 1972, they’re now available in glorious high resolution via the :
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Cambridge UL Special Collections Sep 26
This beautiful swallow looks like a watercolour painting, but in fact it was printed in China in 1633 using a new technique called ‘douban’, or polychrome xylography. Is it time for it to fly south for the winter?
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Kerstin Hacker Sep 24
Please support the fundraiser for the Lovedale Press in South Africa. It is a literary archive and cultural institution and broke new ground by publishing black writers whose stories were shunned by white-owned presses during colonialism and Apartheid.
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Shang Jin Sep 24
Catholic Church, with local features like elephants (symbol for peace) on the facade, was used for University professors who were visited by Needham in 1945
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IIIF Sep 24
We're looking for submissions for the next IIIF Newsletter, going out next week. Have a new project, paper, blog post, or something else? Share it with the community!
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Jill Whitelock Sep 24
Goldfinch?! The illuminator hasn’t done much colouring in, it’s pretty ropey, but I’m so happy to find this lovely little bird in the Reydon Hours . 💚
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Jill Whitelock Sep 23
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IIIF Sep 22
The second of two calls with Foundation discussing + on is today from 11:30am-12:30pm UTC. Meeting info is on our site:
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Cambridge UL Special Collections Sep 19
S is for South Asian manuscripts. There are more than 1,600 works in Sanskrit, Prakrit, Pali, Tamil and other ancient and medieval South Asian languages in our collections , with many freely available to view on .
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Jill Whitelock Sep 19
I’ve been spotting the rooks flying over Ely in the last few days. Love the collective noun, ‘a building of rooks’, for these beautiful big birds, seen here in the ‘Book of hawking, hunting and heraldry’, printed in St Albans in the late 15th century.
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Suzette van Haaren Sep 16
Aaaaaaa I'm so excited! Just got send the test version for Add. 4085 digitisation that I've worked on. Its probably going to be online by the end of the month. Yeaaaaaaaaaa buddy! 😎 Celebrating with a mermaid musician on fol. 70v.🧜
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Jill Whitelock Sep 16
Taking a virtual trip to the 'other place' today for ! This map shows the Bodleian just before the Schools Quadrangle was built (Duke Humfrey's Library on the upper floor of ‘I’, the University Schools, next to , 'H').
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Open Culture Sep 15
Explore Dozens of Drawings by Charles Darwin’s Creative Children
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Jill Whitelock Sep 15
Friend or foe? Say hello to the ‘giant snake’ from this 16th-century Persian version of Qazwini's ʻAjāʼib al-makhlūqāt wa-gharāʼib al-mawjūdāt, ‘The marvels of creation and the oddities of existence’.
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Cambridge UL Special Collections Sep 14
Is there life floating around in the clouds of Venus? Birds circle the planet in this 16th-century Persian manuscript’s illustration of the spheres of Venus.
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Ticia Verveer Sep 13
The University of Birmingham’s Institute for Textual Scholarship and Cambridge University Library announced the launch of the digital edition of Codex Zacynthius  making the text of this eighth-century manuscript available in full for the first time.
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Cambridge University Library Sep 11
: Cambridge in 1987 taken by the Air Photography Unit. Last year, as part of a project between and , over a thousand photographs were added to the online collection:
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Jill Whitelock Sep 11
Autumn in the 14th-century Breviary of Marie de St Pol, Countess of Pembroke and foundress of .
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Cambridge UL Special Collections Sep 11
R is for the Royal Greenwich Observatory Archives, including papers from the Board of Longitude. Take a virtual tour of this amazing resource in our new story, ‘Where in the World?’
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IIIF Sep 10
Learn basics during our September 21-25 workshop--No prior knowledge is required and the sessions will be accessible to anyone confident using the Web. Register on Eventbrite:
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