Special Collections

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
Special Collections

Feature of the Month: Isaac Watt’s Divine and Moral Songs

Divine and Moral Songs for the Use of Children Isaac Watts New edn London: Darton, [?1855] [Q.M.L.] G10 [Watts] The year 2015 sees the 300th anniversary of the Divine Songs by dissenting minister Isaac Watts (1674-1748) – a book described by the English librarian J.H.P. Pafford, in a facsimile edition published in 1971, as ‘this famous little book’ (p. 1)and by Watts’s American biographer Arthur P. Davis as ‘a minor English classic’ ( Isaac Watts , p. 84). The work comprises verses intended to inculcate Christian morals into children of all denominations.
4 Jun 2015
Dr Karen Attar