Organisation: British Library

The British Library, with funding from the Indigo Trust, has recently conserved, catalogued, digitised and made freely available online a further 1,100 images of maps and associated documents relating to East Africa.  The material represents part of the War Office (now Ministry of Defence) Archive of cartographic and topographic material produced in the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth […]

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The following guest post is republished here with the kind permission of the British Library. The post was written by map cataloguer, Nick Krebs, as part of an Indigo-funded project to catalogue, preserve and digitise map records from the Library’s War Office Archive. The following is just one of the many stories the work has […]

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The following blog post was kindly prepared by Nick Dykes, Cataloguer at the British Library. In 2014 the British Library received funding from the Indigo Trust to catalogue, conserve and digitise almost 600 colonial-era military intelligence maps of the former British East Africa, a rich historical resource held at the library in the so-called War […]

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The following blog post was kindly provided by Nicholas Dykes and the British Library’s War Office Archive. Most of today’s international boundaries within Africa derive from the Berlin Conference of 1884-5, when the colonial powers divided the region between themselves in order to provide a framework for their own political administrations and for the regulation […]

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A guest post from the British Library on the Ogaden Punitive Force of 1901.

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The following post has been kindly prepared by Nicholas Dykes, cataloguer at the British Library’s War Office Archive. The post relates to work funded by Indigo to conserve, catalogue, digitally capture and publish a number of maps and pages of text relating to the former East Africa Protectorate, Uganda and Colony of Kenya. It is hoped […]

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During the first part of the 20th century, the British Government’s War Office built a collection of materials for producing and revising maps. These items were retained in case they had potential future value for military intelligence. This unique material was held by the British government until it was deposited with the British Museum in […]

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We’re back again with our monthly round up of what has caught our attention through April. This month spans our usual wide range of interests; everything from innovation tech-hubs to the extent to which your government might be interfering with your experience of Google. Enjoy!

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