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Researchers share the questions they are examining with the help of archival and book collections of the Bodleian Libraries.

Researchers at work in Bodleian archives and historic collections Oxford University

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Researchers share the questions they are examining with the help of archival and book collections of the Bodleian Libraries.

    In Pursuit of Beauty: Modern Guides to the Hair, Face, and Body, 1784-1933

    In Pursuit of Beauty: Modern Guides to the Hair, Face, and Body, 1784-1933

    Dr Jessica Clark discusses Victorian beauty practices with items from the Bodleian Libraries Special Collections. Dr Jessica Clark discusses Victorian beauty practices with items from the Bodleian Libraries Special Collections, including Mary Shelley’s dressing case. Dr Clark’s exhibition, "In Pursuit of Beauty: Modern Guides to the Hair, Face, and Body, 1784-1933", takes place at The Proscholium, Bodleian Library, 7 November 2015 – 10 January 2016.

    • 4 min
    Pax Canadiana: Canada, the Commonwealth, and the End of Empire

    Pax Canadiana: Canada, the Commonwealth, and the End of Empire

    Dr McKercher is Royal Bank of Canada Visiting Scholar at the Bodleian Library. His research explores Canadian reactions to the demise of the British imperial order, looking at Canadian foreign relations beyond the North Atlantic. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 48 min
    Ether and Wireless: an Old Medium into New Media

    Ether and Wireless: an Old Medium into New Media

    Jaume Navarro (Byrne-Bussey Marconi Fellow, 2013) talks about the influence of the idea of the 'ether', an all-pervading substance, in the history of wireless communication. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 41 min

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