Playlist of Ian Hislop’s Oldest Jokes, in which Ian explores British history and culture by considering the national sense of humour. First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January and February 2024.
Cities in Fiction A project which is creating an online databases of cities mentioned in fiction. There is an emphasis on India. Browse to get an alphabetical list. Entries give type of fiction, location mentioned and publication details.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A site supported by Linen Hall Library which celebrates the strengths, lives and achievements of Northern Irish women from 1965 to the present day. It includes a digital archives of films, images and text resources, blog posts and a resource section with contextual articles, books and teaching resources. Covers all areas of politics as well […]
A podcast in which members of the University talk to Dr Emma Parker about their favourite book. A must-hear for all who love reading for pleasure.
The Ukraïnica platform has been created by the Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University. It aims to create a site to encourage the teaching of Ukrainian history and culture through offering a space for the exchange of syllabi and course materials. Users can browse time periods and subject areas and get some suggested reading lists. These […]
This resource seeks to stimulate the discussion of the literary art of women writers of African and African-Caribbean descent living in Britain from 19th century onwards. It contains biographies and lists of writings by and about the authors’ work. Maintained by Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Bekers, Vrij Universiteit Brussel (VUB) the website has grown out of […]
A resource from the British Library. This literary timeline explores the history of Black literature and writing in Britain through approx. 50 texts written by people who were born in former British colonies in Africa, the Caribbean and Americas. It also has a poster teachers can download and lists of further reading.