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New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Thomist

From the journal website:

The THOMIST appeals to a wide international readership in the university, the seminary, and the Church. In the tradition and spirit of Thomas Aquinas, it seeks to promote original and penetrating inquiry into the full range of contemporary philosophical and theological questions. It undertakes particularly to support sustained discussion of issues of philosophy and systematic theology, where such discussion can be advanced by creative use of the thought of Aquinas and significant authors in the Thomistic tradition. In this way The Thomist seeks to cultivate a fruitful dialogue between modern and contemporary philosophical systems and the classical tradition of philosophy and Christian theology.

“The Thomist (ISSN 0040-5325) is published by Dominican Fathers Province of St. Joseph.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 29 (1965) to present.

Access Thomist via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

Image credit: ‘Friar Thomas Aquinas’ by Lawrence OP on Flickr –

Cambridge Professors of Music: Maurice Greene

I promised – possibly rashly – in my previous post on our current little exhibition about the early Professors of Music here in Cambridge that I would write a little more about Maurice Greene. So here goes: in a nutshell, … Continue reading →

Syllecta Classica

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Syllecta Classica.

From the Project Muse website for the journal:

Syllecta Classica is an annual publication of the Department of Classics at the University of Iowa. We specialize in publishing long, substantial articles on Classical Greek and Roman literature, history, and culture, including their modern reception. We have excellent facilities for reproducing maps, plans, and illustrations.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (1989) to present.

Access Syllecta Classica via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

Image credit: ‘Pompeii mosaic of travelling street musicians from the Villa of Cicero, Naples National Archaeological Museum’ by Darren Puttock on Flickr –

Youth Culture at the Liberation: Résistantes and Résistants in Cardboard Cut-Outs

We are grateful to the Managing Editor of the French History Network Blog for permission to reproduce the article by Southampton doctoral student Emily Hooke on a set of cardboard toy theatre scenes depicting the Liberation of Paris. The University … Continue reading →

St Patrick’s Day ebooks

Happy St Patrick’s Day from the ebooks@cambridge team.

To celebrate here are a brief selection of recently published academic monographs which are available to access as ebooks through iDiscover, or are coming soon. Click on the covers to access the full text.





Concerts, tea, and Postman Pat

I started my work placement at the Pendlebury Library of Music on Monday 6th March, coming from Witchford Village College. I was quite excited to find out about the library and what sort of tasks I would be set as … Continue reading →

German prizewinners 2016

In previous posts we pointed out how literary prizes are useful for our collection development. By acquiring prizewinning works we document the evolving canon of German literature.  In this post I will present a selection of German literary prizes awarded … Continue reading →

A conference on conserving, curating and creating access to papyri in Cambridge

The Third Papyrus Curatorial and Conservations Meeting.
Following the first two successful meetings at the British Museum, this meeting will take place on 29–30 June 2017 at Cambridge University Library. An international group of professionals – conservators, curators and researchers- will convene to present and discuss aspects of their work in progress. In the second annual conference, the group agreed to a travelling meeting. This arrangement should facilitate a closer look at collections of the hosting institutions and also open up opportunities for local professionals – including those non-specialists who are in charge of special collections- to join the group and gain a more far-reaching outlook.

In Cambridge large numbers of papyri are held not only in the University Library and the Fitzwilliam Museum but also in many colleges and related libraries. Some of these are well known from literature, while others have remained undiscovered. For a number of reasons, neither category stipulates an easy access or a permanently secured state of conservation. In this meeting we are hoping to present results of successful work, though the emphasis will be on sharing issues and discussing best practice.

For this year’s meeting we are looking forward to welcoming an group of presenters from all over the world and sharing our experiences with an equally diverse audience.
Please find the programme below.

Please register if you wish to book a place.

For more information contact

Yasmin Faghihi


P r e l i m i n a r y   p r o g r a m m e

Thursday 29 June

9:30-10:00           Coffee & Welcome

Cambridge University Library collections

10:00-12:30         Yasmin Faghihi, Anna Johnson, Catherine Ansorge, et al. (to be announced)- Papyri Collections in Cambridge University Library  – short  presentations, display of papyri, visit to Conservation Studio, visit to Genizah Exhibition

12:30-13:30         Lunch (will be provided)


13:30-14:00         Peter Toth, Gayle Whitby, Vania Assis, British Library- Challenges and their Lessons: Digitising the Collection of Greek Papyri at the British Library

14:00-14:20         Marius Gerhardt, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin -Digital Access through Papyrological Databases

14:20-14:40         Tzulia Siopi, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin- Taking stock of hidden fragments from Elephantine

14:40-15:00         Alice Stevenson, Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College London- Papyrus for the People

Visit to Fitzwilliam Museum

15:30-16:45     Julie Dawson, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge

The Book of the Dead of Ramose and other papyri in the Fitzwilliam

Museum: conservation and storage project talk and display


Friday 30.June

9:15                    Arrival

Workshop/round table

9:30-10:30           Ilona Regulski, British Museum – Terminological difficulties when cataloguing papyri

10:30-11:00       Break (refreshments will be provided)


11:00-11:20       Jessica Baldwin and Jill Unkel , Chester Beatty Library – The Trouble with Mani

11:20-11:40         Helen Sharp, British Museum
Conservation Treatment of the de Vaucelles papyrus

11:40-12:00         M. Cristina Ibáñez Domínguez, High School of Arts, Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage of León León (Spain)-  Carbonized Paryri from the Palau Ribes

12:00-12:20         Elizabeth Ryan, Stanford University Libraries-Papyri Collections at Stanford University Libraries: Conservation and Access

12:20-13:30         Lunch (will be provided)

13.40-14:00         Marieka Kaye, University of Michigan Library- Exploring New Glass Technology for the Glazing of Papyri

14:00-14:20         Myriam Krutzsch, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin-  Mounts and their effects on papyrus

14.20-14.40         Elizabeth Gow,  University of Manchester, Rehousing unpublished papyri at the John Rylands Library

14.40-15.00         Abdelrhman Muhammed, Cairo University- Comparison study on manufacture methods of archaeological papyrus and papyrus deterioration

15:00-15:05       Break (refreshments will be provided)

15:05-15:10         Yasmin Faghihi, Cambridge University Library- Closing remarks & next meeting

Visit to Wren Library Trinity College

15:30-17:00         Andrew Bendarski, Trinity College Cambridge, Display of papyrus collction






New Theology ebooks from Bloomsbury (March 2017)

21 Theology titles published by Bloomsbury in 2015 are newly-available to members of the university as ebooks, in addition to those already available from the publisher.

Among the highlights from the collection are:

Useful introductions to Pneumatology and Atonement:

Daniel Castelo / Pneumatology: a guide for the perplexed

Adam J. Johnson / Atonement: a guide for the perplexed

And collections of essays by John Webster and George Hunsinger:

John Webster / God Without Measure: working papers in Christian Theology. Volume 1: God and the Works of God.

George Hunsinger / Conversational Theology: essays on Ecumenical, Postliberal and Political themes, with special reference to Karl Barth

A complete list of the Theology titles, together with new acquisitions from Bloomsbury in Philosophy, History and Anthropology, is available to download here.

The Bloomsbury Collections ebooks platform offers readers a clear interface with the ability to search full text, download and print pdfs, and read on smartphones and tablets.

In addition, a personal ‘My Collections’ profile can be created which allows readers to save content and annotations for future use. Readers can:

  • save favourite books and chapters
  • save citations
  • email and export saved citations
  • receive email alerts and newsletter

All the ebooks are searchable via idiscover; access outside of the university requires a raven password.

These books were purchased using part of the Connell Fund ebooks allocation for 2016-17 on the recommendation of the Connell Fund librarians.

The ebooks@cambridge blog post on these new acquisitions is available here.

Please don’t hesitate to contact the library ( if you have any questions.