New Edition of Livingstone Online

A second edition of Livingstone Online ( has been released as the Livingstone Online Enrichment and Access Project comes to an end after four years. Livingstone Online is a digital museum and library, hosted by the University of Maryland Libraries, which makes available David Livingstone’s visual and written legacy. It contains images of manuscripts held in libraries and archives around the world, transcriptions, critical essays and background information, and describes how spectral imaging technology was used to recover previously hidden text.

The new edition includes new manuscript images, revised metadata and the integration of critical editions of Livingstone’s final manuscripts. The site guide ( is a helpful entry point to the resource.

Commonwealth Studies Research Day

Senate House Library will be holding a Commonwealth Studies Research Day on Tuesday 14th November 2017 which is intended for researchers ranging from undergraduates to PhD students and academics. There will be presentations on the Library’s anti-apartheid collections and Nigerian pamphlets and the opportunity to discuss research topics with specialist library and academic staff. The event is free but booking is essential. For further information see

Empire through the Lens – exhibition in Bristol

An exhibition has opened at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery displaying a selection of photographs and film relating to the British Empire and Commonwealth. The items come from the vast collection of images held at Bristol Archives and the selection has been made by 27 individuals, including artists, historians and relatives of the photographers, to showcase different aspects of the collection. The exhibition runs until 31 August 2018 and further information can be seen at

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