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‘Books and Beasts’ medieval manuscript mystery solved

26 November 2015

A Cambridge University Library conservator and the library’s manuscripts have helped to solve a longstanding mystery. In the thirteenth century, thousands of so-called Paris Bibles were produced – small format portable bibles written on tissue-thin leaves of parchment. For years scholars have wondered about the source of...

Cambridge Digital Library projects shortlisted for the BSHS Ayrton Prize

13 November 2015

The Board of Longitude and the Equatorie of the Planetis , both hosted on Cambridge Digital Library, are among six projects to have been shortlisted for the British Society for the History of Science's inaugural Ayrton Prize , established to recognise “outstanding web projects and digital engagement in the history of...