A new adaptation of the Shakespeare play transported, along with a female Shylock, to London’s East End, 1936. Tensions run high as Shylock is confronted by the British Union of Fascists. The play’s website includes an extended storytelling platform and educational pack.
Inclusive Books for children A website that offers recommendations by age category and theme for books that are inclusive and reflect the modern world. The aim is to correct current imbalances. The website highlights recent research highlighting this. The website recommends: The website also champions books by Own-Voice authors and illustrators who share the […]
Kotobli is a book discovery platform and database for authors, books, publishers and literary magazines from the Southwest Asia and North Africa (SWANA) region. It aims to highlight works by writers from this region and to “challenge anti-colonial recommendation algorithms.” See more information on their work in this explanatory blog posting which highlights their specialist reading […]
Hebraic Manuscripts from the Library of Congress Over 230 full text Hebrew manuscripts have now been made available online. The oldest item is fragment from a Torah Scroll dating to the late 10th or 11th century, containing the oldest known text of the biblical Song of the Sea. Other materials range from rabbinic responses and […]
LGBTQ+ exhibitions, biographies and images on this cultural site which draws on the collections of national libraries from European nations. As the site puts it “queer stories, narratives and cultural heritage from all around Europe”.
A second batch of letters from the Autograph Letter Collection totalling 3,200 letters. This collection contains letters of prominent correspondents dating from 1851 to 1975. They cover such themes as suffrage, education, medicine, women and the Church, literature, employment, temperance, scholarship, industry, travel and the arts. Many of these letters were considered ‘Autograph’ letters by famous […]
Windrush 75 portal – New from the National Archives, a place to find out about the history and impact of the arrival of the Empire Windrush. 22nd June 2023 marked 75 years since HMT Empire Windrush docked and its passengers, mostly from the Caribbean, disembarked. The site focuses on their history as told through documents from […]
A major exhibition about punk, Rage and Revolution is now on at New Walk Museum. It is supported by the University, specifically the newly-founded Heritage Hub and Emma Parker from the School of Arts has contributed to it having written the text on Joe Orton’s influence on punk, and on women and punk. Emma will […]
First folios compared Launched by AM, First Folios Compared was built in 2023 in order to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the publication which in 1623 brought together 36 of Shakespeare’s plays. The website enables comparison of digital versions. It also has background information on the publications.
A project by Charline Jao with the support of the Cornell Summer Graduate Fellowship in Digital Humanities, sponsored by Cornell University Library & Society for the Humanities. It contains over 500 poems printed in New York-based, nineteenth-century periodicals run by Black editors. The poems are by both well known and anonymous authors and include discussion […]