Library badges of honour

Posted in Research on May 26th, 2013 by steve

Vatican“… I must say, I’ve never seen a better-organised depository than the Archivio Segreto. While there is no online catalogue, the staff (numerous, friendly and helpful) make more than up for it. If you are standing around looking a bit puzzled – as I frequently do – someone will immediately ask you what you are looking for, and if they can help …” (more)

[The History Woman’s Blog, 26 May]

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Latin rebirth in schools

Posted in Teaching on August 31st, 2012 by steve

“The Holy See has aligned itself unwittingly with the likes of London mayor Boris Johnson, an enthusiastic proponent of the classics, in calling for Latin to be given greater contemporary relevance and for more teaching in schools and universities …” (more)

[Nick Squires, Daily Telegraph, 31 August]

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Bodleian and Vatican digitise 1.5 million ancient texts

Posted in Research on April 12th, 2012 by steve

“Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries and the Vatican’s Biblioteca Apostolica plan to digitise 1.5 million ancient texts to make them available online. The two libraries announced the four-year project after receiving a £2m award from the Polonsky Foundation …” (more)

[BBC News, 12 April]

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