Blog postThis year sees the 200th birthday of political philosopher Karl Marx, who was born in the German town of Trier on 5 May 1818. In connection with the anniversary, the British Library opened a new display in its Treasures Gallery earlier this week. ‘Karl and Eleanor – Life in the...
PodcastIn this audio walking tour – consisting of ten 10-minute episodes – we explore the streets of Marx’s London, the sites where Karl Marx lived and worked in his 34 years in Britain’s capital. This episode considers the Marx family's time at the British Museum. Guided by the historian Thomas...
Siclovan, Diana ; Jones, Thomas
PodcastKarl Marx not only used the Reading Room of the British Museum for his research on Capital, but also donated copies of his work to the Museum’s collection, now owned by the British Library. Dr Diana Siclovan (British Library), Izzy Gibbin (UCL) and Dr Pepijn Brandon (International Institute of Social...
Siclovan, Diana ; Gibbin, Izzy ; Brandon, Pepijn
DatasetThe dataset comprises four digitised volumes of a collection of cuttings, views and pamphlets made by Sir Frederic Madden about the British Museum, dating 1755 - 1870 (with OCR-derived text.)