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
Exhibition gallery text2018 marked the birthday of political philosopher Karl Marx. In connection with the anniversary, the British Library Treasures Gallery display ‘Karl and Eleanor – Life in the Reading Room’ (1 May to 5 August 2019) explored the special relationship that Karl Marx and his youngest daughter, political activist Eleanor Marx,...
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
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...