The Thomas Nelson collection of books arrived at the Annexe on Tuesday 14th August 2012. We were very excited to be receiving this collection of books and materials forming the back catalogue of the publishing firm that began in Scotland in 1798. The books date back to the time when Nelson moved away from Scotland to become part of the Wolters Kluwer Group. Edinburgh University already acts as guardians to the Thomas Nelson business archives up to 1960, so it made perfect sense to keep the collection together.
The vast majority of the ECA paintings at the Annexe are student works from final year degree shows. The additional storage space provided by the Library Annexe has been a boon to the ECA. This space allows room for the expansion and growth of the collection.
Whilst unpacking, Library Annexe Assistant Stephanie (Charlie) Farley discovered a first edition of “When Wendy Grew Up” by J.M. Barrie, which is an epilogue to peter Pan (dating from 1957). What made this book stand out was a signature from Mr Sydney Blow, who was not only an actor in the original production of Peter Pan, but the author of the foreword. It was dedicated to Hilda Trevelyan, who played Wendy in the production and to whom the manuscript “When Wendy Grew Up” was dedicated to in 1908. Although not overly valuable, this item is certainly unique. It was the sheer mystery and excitement of not knowing what you might find that helped us get through 13 pallets of material.
Many weeks later, the collection was finally in its new home at the Library Annexe. After the weeding of duplicates the collection still covered an impressive 275 meters.
When the Edinburgh College of Art merged with the University of Edinburgh in August 2011, they brought with them a fantastic collection of art and archives. Including a large collection of paintings which were stored off site in Livingston and have now been moved to the Library Annexe.
Dead Sea Scrolls. , "Further Thoughts on Isaac in the Scrolls from the Qumran Caves,” in Reading the Bible in Ancient Traditions and Modern Editions: Studies in Textual and Reception History in Memory of Peter W. Flint (ed. D. Falk, A. Perrin, K.S. Baek; SBLEJL 47; Atlanta: SBL Press, 2017). .
For more information on the service visit the webpage and to find out more about the University’s online repository check out the research already available on
On the other hand, if you struggle to find a clear focus try to read industry-related journals and find out about the lastest trends: you’re not only going to be researching something new, but you’ll also be up-to-date with trends.
Once scanned, a digital copy of the thesis is made available on the university’s institutional repository ERA where they are already seeing increased usage. The eventual aim is to make the entire thesis collection available online.
If you play it smart, you could invest time in researching a specific theme that you’ve always liked and that could lead to a job in the field you love.
Balfour 100. participated in the one day conference hosted by the Council for British Research in the Levant on '100 Years after...The British Legacy in Palestine: Balfour and Beyond'. Palestinian National Theatre, East Jerusalem, 2 November 2017.
In October 2012 the Library Annexe began operating a new Thesis Scanning Service. The service has proved popular with theses covering topics from historical re-enactment to earthquakes. And if anyone is fluent in Arabic and can tell us what Al-Hajeri’s (2007) 1200 page thesis is about – let us know!
Jews and evolutionary theory. contributed a session on 'Jews and Evolutionary Theory: An Overview' at a two-day workshop on 'Judaism and the Environment' organised by (an inter-denominational group of US rabbis) and the Katz Center, University of Pennsylvania, 28 Nov 2017. .
Wissenschaft des Judentums. We are delighted to announce the availability of Brad Sabin Hill's . Arthur Marmorstein (1882-1946) was a prominent Hungarian-born rabbi, theologian and proponent of Wissenschaft des Judentums, based at Jews' College, London. His collection, housed in the John Rylands Library, University of Manchester, holds over 250 titles printed before 1800, most in Hebrew and a few in Yiddish. There are over 20 volumes from the 16th century, most in Hebrew; some 45 volumes from the 17th century, all but a handful in Hebrew; and nearly 200 vols from the 18th century, some 170 of them in Hebrew and a dozen non-Hebrew. A work of extraordinary scholarship, 's Guide is intended to present the collection’s thematic richness, linguistic variety, geographic range and printing-historical significance, and thereby render it more meaningful to scholars and students in diverse fields. .
Israel Studies. gave a paper entitled "Birth of the Ashkenazi-Mizrahi Controversy on the 'Arab Question' (1910-12)". Oxford University, 1 Nov 2017. .