Special Collections

Feature of the Month: a Saxon Treatise in 1623

In 2016 Senate House Library is commemorating the quartercentenary of the death of William Shakespeare. This year’s Features of the Month celebrate books published in the same year as Shakespeare’s first four folios: 1623, 1632, 1664 and 1685. A Saxon Treatise Concerning the Old and New Testament Aelfric London: J. Haviland for H. Seile, 1623 [E.M.W.] 012 (SR)
1 Mar 2016
Dr Karen Attar

Metamorphosis

This year, Senate House Library will commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with a season of activities running from 14 April to 17 September. This includes a free onsite exhibition, a programme of events, and a website that provides rich digital content as well as research resources. The theme of the season is metamorphosis, loosely based on the ‘seven ages of man’ soliloquy from As You Like It – reflecting the fact that Shakespearean text and scholarship has changed dramatically over the last four centuries.
19 Feb 2016
Jackie Marfleet

Feature of the Month: fatal vesper at Blackfriars

In 2016 Senate House Library is commemorating the quartercentenary of the death of William Shakespeare. This year’s Features of the Month celebrate books published in the same year as Shakespeare’s first four folios. This is the second book featured that was published in the same year as the First Folio, 1623.

1 Feb 2016
Dr Karen Attar

Feature of the Month: Arithmetic Made Easy

In 2016 Senate House Library is commemorating the quartercentenary of the death of William Shakespeare. This year’s Features of the Month celebrate books published in the same year as Shakespeare’s first four folios: 1623, 1632, 1664 and 1685.

4 Jan 2016
Dr Karen Attar

Feature of the month: commemorating Konrad Gesner

The newe iewell of health Konrad Gesner London: H. Denham, 1576 [D.-L.L.] X9 [Gesner] SR The year 2015 marks the 450th anniversary of the death of the Swiss naturalist, physician, [ botanist, bibliographer and linguist Konrad Gesner, or Conrad Gessner (1516-1565). The newe iewell of health, ‘gathered out of the best and most approved authors by that excellent Doctor Gesnerus’, commemorates Gesner here in his capacity as a physician.
4 Nov 2015
Dr Karen Attar

Dr James Vigus to talk on Henry Crabb Robinson’s Bildungsreise (29/10)

This Thursday, 29 October 2015 from 18:00 to 19:00 Dr James Vigus (Queen Mary, University of London) gives a talk on Henry Crabb Robinson’s Bildungsreise. Bringing together the literary and the historical with the philosophical, Vigus’ analysis of Robinson’s travel diary shows how some of its visual elements contribute to our understanding of the text. Henry Crabb Robinson (Photo in public domain)
26 Oct 2015
Colin Homiski

London is full of ghosts!

Do you believe in ghosts? Senate House Library’s collections include extensive visual and textual resources pertaining to the paranormal investigations of Harry Price and the psychical research of Eric Dingwall to help you answer that question.

8 Sep 2015
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