This blog is curated by the staff of the Taylor Institution Library, the centre for modern and medieval languages and literatures other than English at Oxford University. The East and West European collections, as well as collections for Linguistics, Film Studies, and Women’s Studies are housed in the original Taylor Institution building, as well as in its 1930s extension, on St Giles’.

The aim of the blog is to highlight items of interest in the library collections and to contribute to research and teaching in modern languages and the humanities more widely. Articles will focus on important new acquisitions, Taylorian Special Collections, less well-known materials, unusual or alternative formats, and associated projects and research. From time to time we hope to include relevant pieces by guest writers.

We hope that readers and colleagues will enjoy discovering the library and its collections.

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The blog is edited by the Subject Librarian team at the Taylorian. For more information, contact your Subject Librarian.

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