Category Archives: Events

GLAM Meeting and BGM: March 27th 2017

Please see here for details of our next GLAM meeting and BGM to be held at the V&A – details of how to find the venue are also in the agenda document. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Next GLAM Meeting: March 2017

The next GLAM meeting will be taking place at the V&A Blythe House London on Monday 27th March (11:45-4:30). Details of the programme, the theme of which is literary collections in museums, are being finalised and will be shared shortly!

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Second Call for Papers: ‘Archival Afterlives’: Postwar Poetry in English, John Rylands Research Institute Conference, June 2017

The John Rylands Research Institute invites proposals for its 2017 conference on modern literary archives. Reflecting the strengths of the Special Collections at the John Rylands Library, the conference will focus in particular on archives related to postwar poetry in … Continue reading

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CALL FOR PAPERS: ‘Archival Afterlives’: Postwar Poetry in English, John Rylands Research Institute Conference, June 2017

  The John Rylands Research Institute invites proposals for its 2017 conference on modern literary archives. Reflecting the strengths of the Special Collections at the John Rylands Library, the conference will focus in particular on archives related to postwar poetry … Continue reading

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Call for Participants: Institutions of Literature

The AHRC-funded ‘Institutions of Literature, 1700-1900’ research network is pleased to invite expressions of interest from scholars working on the histories and practices of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century institutions and from stakeholders and curators who work in surviving institutions originating from … Continue reading

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‘We Used to Correspond’ the letters of Barbara Pym and Philip Larkin (10th December 2016)

‘We used to correspond’: the letters of Barbara Pym and Philip Larkin 10 December 2016, 6.00pm — 8.00pm Venue: Blackwell Hall, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG Reading of the letters of Philip Larkin and Barbara Pym by Oliver … Continue reading

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Archivist as Interpreter – BL event

A reminder of the Archivist as Interpreter event being held at the BL on Friday 4th March. This event will explore the ways in which archivists and cultural heritage professionals interpret their collections. For more information and to book a … Continue reading

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The Royal Literary Fund and the Perils of Authorship Symposium

The British Library Conference Centre Friday 9th May, 10:30am-5:45pm (followed by a wine reception and an evening event) The dissenting minister, philosopher and educationalist David Williams founded the Royal Literary Fund in 1790 in order ‘to withdraw those apprehensions of … Continue reading

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London Metropolitan Archives Spring Arts Festival, 11-12 April

There are plenty of literary activities on offer in LMA’s Spring Festival, from creative writing workshops and readings, to talks on archiving publishing collections and how to get you children’s book published. For full details see the LMA Spring Arts Festival programme.

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Hanif Kureishi on depositing his archive at the British Library

By Rachel Foss, Lead Curator of Modern Literary Manuscripts at the British Library On Wednesday we announced the acquisition of Hanif Kureishi’s Archive at the British Library’s Cultural Highlights preview for 2014. Hanif kindly agreed to join us for the … Continue reading

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