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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.

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    Elite Folktales: An Exquisite Sixteenth-Century Persian Illustrated Manuscript in the Bodleian Library’s Ouseley Collection

    Elite Folktales: An Exquisite Sixteenth-Century Persian Illustrated Manuscript in the Bodleian Library’s Ouseley Collection

    A conversation with Dr Nasrin Askari, Bahari Visiting Fellow in the Persian Arts of the Book 2016 & Alasdair Watson, Bahari Curator of Persian Collections, Bodleian Library

    • 5 min
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    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
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    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
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    Self-publishing in 18th-century Paris and London

    Self-publishing in 18th-century Paris and London

    Marie-Claude Felton, a Royal Bank of Canada-Bodleian Visiting Scholar in 2013-14, describes her research on the legal and business history of self-publishing in the eighteenth century. Self-publishing in the internet age is regarded as a new way for authors to make their work known. But self-publishing has a long history. Despite legal and technological hurdles, authors in the eighteenth century sometimes chose to publish works themselves. Their motives for doing so, and the means by which they negotiated the business of getting works printed, are the subjects of Marie-Claude Felton's lecture, delivered on 3 June 2014 in the Convocation House, Bodleian Library. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 43 min

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