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 English. ‘Archival Afterlives’ will provide a forum for academic researchers, postgraduate students, curators, archivists,… Continue reading CALL FOR PAPERS: ‘Archival Afterlives’: Postwar Poetry in English, John Rylands Research Institute Conference, June 2017
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 this period. During 2017, the network will run workshops in Glasgow, London and York and… Continue reading Call for Participants: Institutions of Literature
'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 Ford Davies and Triona Adams, with introduction by Anthony Thwaite, OBE. When Philip Larkin first… Continue reading ‘We Used to Correspond’ the letters of Barbara Pym and Philip Larkin (10th December 2016)
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 place at the event, please see here.
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 extreme poverty, and those desponding views of futurity, which lead Genius and Talent from the… Continue reading The Royal Literary Fund and the Perils of Authorship Symposium
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.
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 press launch. An early start meant an improvised breakfast in the staff canteen, but over… Continue reading Hanif Kureishi on depositing his archive at the British Library
Thanks to everyone who made our symposium on cataloguing literary archives such a success last month. For those who weren't able to make it, a number of the papers are now available (on the Minutes & Papers section of the website). We hope to add more of these to the site in the near future.
The Cataloguing Working Party is pleased to annouce the programme for its symposium on cataloguing literary archives and manuscripts: Cataloguing Creativity programme with abstracts [PDF] Tickets (including lunch and refreshments) are a very reasonable £12 and are available from the British Library Box Office - book online, in person, or by telephone (+44 (0)1937 546 546). … Continue reading Programme announced for Cataloguing Creativity at the British Library, 15 November 2013
Friday 15 November 2013 at the British Library CALL FOR PAPERS Photo credit: Pedro Arellano The Cataloguing Working Party of GLAM has today published its updated Guidelines for Cataloguing Literary Archives and Manuscripts, along with a related Thesaurus and Glossary. To mark this event, GLAM will be holding a one-day Symposium focusing on issues related to cataloguing… Continue reading Cataloguing Creativity: Symposium on Literary Archives