New York Academy of Medicine: Digitizing the William S. Ladd Collection of Prints

New York Academy of Medicine: Digitizing the William S. Ladd Collection of Prints. “We are excited to launch a new digital collection: the William S. Ladd Collection of Prints! In 1975, The New York Academy of Medicine accepted the gift of the William S. Ladd collection, which consisted of 671 prints dating from the 17th – 19th centuries, from Cornell University Medical College via Erich Meyerhoff, then Librarian of the Medical College Library. Since receiving the Ladd Collection, the Library rehoused and conserved the material.”

National Library of Scotland: Library’s gift to the world to mark Britannica’s 250th anniversary

National Library of Scotland: Library’s gift to the world to mark Britannica’s 250th anniversary. “The National Library of Scotland has published online a rare first edition of ‘Encyclopaedia Britannica’ to mark its 250th anniversary. ‘Britannica’ was conceived, compiled, printed and published entirely in Edinburgh, and on 10 December 1768, the first pages were published.”

Hyperallergic: A New Illustrated Database for Women Artists Spans the 15th to 19th Centuries

Hyperallergic: A New Illustrated Database for Women Artists Spans the 15th to 19th Centuries. “‘A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction,’ Virginia Woolf famously said from a college lecture podium in 1928, in what later evolved into a major feminist book. Surely, those two amenities would facilitate the career of many a woman visual artist, too. But even the privileged combination of financial independence and a studio (plus talent, of course) hasn’t been enough to secure many female creatives a place in the pantheon of art history.”

Enslaved People in Eighteenth-century Britain: An Interview with Nelson Mundell (Black Perspectives)

Black Perspectives: Enslaved People in Eighteenth-century Britain: An Interview with Nelson Mundell. “In today’s post, Keisha N. Blain, Senior Editor of Black Perspectives, interviews Nelson Mundell about the new online database, Runaway Slaves in Britain: Bondage, Freedom and Race in the Eighteenth Century. Mundell is a former History teacher with a MEd in Education and is finishing his history PhD thesis, ‘The Runaway Enslaved in Eighteenth-century Britain,’ at the University of Glasgow in Scotland.”

Glasgow Live: Adverts for runaway slaves in 18th century shared in Glasgow University database

Glasgow Live: Adverts for runaway slaves in 18th century shared in Glasgow University database. “Fugitive slave adverts from 18th century UK newspapers have been published in a new database from Glasgow University. The harrowing tales of hundreds of enslaved and bound people escaping their captivity have been unveiled in the Runaway Slaves in Britain project.”

Galway Daily: Amazing new database with pics of 18th and 19th Century Ireland launched

Galway Daily: Amazing new database with pics of 18th and 19th Century Ireland launched. “How was Ireland depicted in illustrations produced by travellers from 1680 to 1860? A new database of images drawn from travel accounts answers this question. Based on years of research by a group of investigators at NUI Galway led by Professor Jane Conroy, Ireland Illustrated is now available to view online.”

The National Archives (UK): Prize Papers Project launches at Oldenburg Castle

The National Archives (UK): Prize Papers Project launches at Oldenburg Castle. “Imagine being the first person to open a letter written 250 years ago but which never reached its intended recipient. What might you find? What might you learn? This is the part of the daily work of the Prize Papers Project, exploring around 160,000 undelivered letters seized in their mail-bags from ships captured by the British in the wars of the 17th to the 19th centuries. Some of these letters are still unopened.”