History Day 2018 will take place on 27th November. Book now!

By Mary Fisk|October 25, 2018|Archival collections, History, Libraries, Research methods|

This year’s History Day will be bigger and better than ever! Organised by Senate House Libraries and the Institute of Historical Research, it will take place in and around Senate House’s Beveridge Hall between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The event is aimed at history researchers at all levels, whether you are a PhD or MPhil student, an early career researcher, or writing an MA or undergraduate thesis. Or perhaps

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Libraries and the Middle East : a swift glance around the world

By Dominique Akhoun-Schwarb|October 13, 2017|Libraries, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica|

Libraries have been around for thousands of years in the Middle East and the Islamic World, as  the Library of Ashurbanipal in ancient Mesopotamia, the Alexandria Library in Egypt, the Library of Celsus in Anatolia, the Bayt al-Hikmah (the House of Wisdom) in Baghdad, the Zahiriyah Library in Damascus, the Timbuktu Library or the Qarawiyyin Library in Fez can all attest. Here at SOAS Library, you can get a flavour

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