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  • Responding to the death of Kleist, then and now

    On 21 November 1811 the celebrated German writer Heinrich von Kleist killed himself and his close friend Henriette Vogel in a double suicide pact. Not eligible for church burial, they were buried at or close to the place where they … Continue reading →
    Timestamp: 21 November 2019 - 9:12am
  • Jisc geospatial data gives academics access to millions of open data maps

    Re-posted from Jisc News.

    Integration of Airbus’ Vision-1 satellite imagery and the GeoSeer search tool give students and academics access to millions of open access geographical data sets

    Jisc is pleased to announce the launch of the improved Jisc geospatial data service providing universities and colleges easy and free access to more than 1.6 million geographical datasets from around the world, including the most comprehensive index of maps ever brought together.

    The service features the implementation of a new search tool, GeoSeer, and the access to Airbus’ Vision-1 satellite imagery.

    The Jisc service brings open data and licensed data together in one interface, integrating GeoSeer which can search for spatial data by location and subject. It also offers the opportunity to review multiple search results at once by overlaying any of the datasets to study and compare changes in the landscape over time.

    Phil Brownnett, head of UK programmes at Airbus Defence and Space – Intelligence said:

    “We are very pleased to have been working with Jisc to provide academics and students easy access to valuable datasets, especially Vision-1 high-resolution satellite data. We are committed to empowering researchers and this will help transform their geographical work.”

    Early next year, Airbus’ Vision-1 satellite imagery will complete this dataset, allowing researchers to focus on specific locations across the world, with fine and up-to-date details. Jisc is looking to work with universities to explore how the GeoSeer tool and Vision-1 data can enhance research, teaching and learning.

    Cam Swift, geospatial data service development manager at Jisc, said:

    “We worked with Airbus to integrate GeoSeer into our service, bringing together over 1.6 million open source maps and licensed data into one easy to use interface. This will make it easier for students, academics and researchers to use geographical information.

    “Users can log into one service bringing together open access and licensed geography data and working with them seamlessly.”

    Jonathan Moules, founder of GeoSeer said:

    “It’s great to see all of this data made readily available to so many people. Freely available geographical data is really hard to find using conventional means and GeoSeer was developed to ameliorate that. Now thousands in academia have access to this data and can utilise it by simply typing in a search term and then add their desired search layers.”

    Timestamp: 20 November 2019 - 11:11am
  • Our hearts go out to the Venetians

    In a just a few days, Venice has suffered three of the highest water levels in the last hundred years.The 187 cm peak on Tuesday was the highest level in more than 50 years, damaging monuments, shops and homes and … Continue reading →
    Timestamp: 19 November 2019 - 3:44pm
  • Tuesday 19th November – Notice of work in the library

    Whats happening – Lighting upgrade work will commence on Tuesday.  The current lights are being upgraded to more energy efficient LED lights.

    Where – This work will be in the Share Area – by the PCs and in the corridor to the Reading Room – where the books are located.

    Work should only take 1 day.  Please take extra care around the areas where work is being undertaken.

    Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

    The post Tuesday 19th November – Notice of work in the library appeared first on Medical Library.

    Timestamp: 18 November 2019 - 4:22pm
  • A different track

    This week, I have been busy laying out a small exhibition in the Anderson Room to commemorate the start of the Second World War. I had a very clear idea in my head of what I was going to do … Continue reading →
    Timestamp: 15 November 2019 - 8:45am
  • Be prepared: 2019 Yerushah Lecture

    Banner for 2019 Yerusha Lecture: Michael Rosen, 15 May 2019, 5pm, Runcie Rm., Divinity Faculty, University of Cambridge

    The 2019 Yerushah Lecture will be given by Prof Michael Rosen (Goldsmiths, University of London) at 5pm on Wednesday, 15 May, in the Runcie Room at the Divinity Faculty. He will be speaking on ‘So They Call You Pisher!’: An exploration of a secular Jewish identity. In anticipation of this lecture, here are some of the publications which might be useful for preparing for this lecture.

    By Michael Rosen:

    By others:

    • Place in modern Jewish culture and society / edited by Richard I. Cohen,
      [Oxford] ; New York : Published for the Institute by Oxford University Press, [2018], @Woolf Institute:  BM729 COH  ; @DivLib: 4 COHE 22
    • Beyond belonging : the Jewish identities of moderately engaged British Jews : highlights of the UJIA study of Jewish identity / Steven M. Cohen and Keith Kahn-Harris. London : Design and Promotions Ltd, 2004 ; @DivLib: 4 COHE 19  ; @Woolf Institute: DS143 COH
    • Israel and the politics of Jewish identity : the secular-religious impasse / Asher Cohen and Bernard Susser,  Baltimore, Md. ; London : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000. @ DivLib: 4 COHE 18 ; @SPS Library: 28.16.COH.1a
    • In and out of the ghetto : Jewish-gentile relations in late medieval and early modern Germany / edited by R. Po-chia Hsia and Hartmut Lehmann. Washington, D.C. : German Historical Institute ; Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995 ; @ 514:6.c.95.329  (North Front, Floor 3) ; @DivLib: 6 HSI  ; @Seeley Library: DS135.G31 I5 1995

    For a list of previous lectures in this series, please go to


    Timestamp: 7 May 2019 - 4:30pm