Thursday 10 May 2012

Virtual WWI Exhibition + Other News

What promises to be an outstanding online historical resource is Europeana's WWI Project. To get a glimpse of some of the wonderful objects and stories unearthed by the scheme of late check out their 'Virtual Exhibition' on the topic.

I see the British Library has appoint a new CEO, with Roly Keating taking over in September. Read all about it here.

I've just spotted this on YouTube: the British Newspaper Archive's very own 'channel'.

Next, a promised mention to the Clann O'Byrne's new website at www.clannobyrne.comClan O' Byrne embraces Byrnes and their various off shoots such as Burns, Burn, O'Byrne, O'Broin, etc., and hails from the Irish province of Leinster. The website pretty much speaks for itself, so do call in if you're interested. [Thanks to Roland Byrne]

An interesting article about the new generation of TV historians has caused quite a stir over the past day or two - see here

I liked this piece on the MailOnline website about the hijacking of a ship-full of female prisoners. Leaves you yearning for more information! [thanks to @CharlotteFrost1 & @GeorgianGent on Twitter]

Archive CD Books have release a batch of new products, including several Irish items + some English & Scottish borders stuff - see here.

Don't forget the weekly updates to Electric Scotland - see here.

The brightsolid blog has a short but sweet post about, erm, sweets! Take yourself back to your childhood here.

And finally, are you a football fan (soccer, that is)? If so, you're probably aware that a couple of years ago I wrote a book entitled England's First Football Captain: A Biography of Cuthbert Ottaway, 1850-1878 (website here). Well, I'm currently in the process of helping to organise a fund-raising campaign for a memorial for the man. If you feel that you could pledge a few pounds/dollars/euros, then check out the dedicated webpage here. BTW, the book is still available, too!

Don't forget to call in at the BI-Gen Twitter feed for more news, etc.

Breathe it all in, kids! ...

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