Open Unwrapped – Percy Shelley’s ‘The serpent is shut out from paradise’.

University of Edinburgh festive bauble gift by Pingked (Flickr) CC BY-NC

The 3rd of our ‘Twelve days of Open’ is the digital scan of the letters and manuscript of Percy Bysshe Shelley’s ‘The serpent is shut out from paradise’. Addressed to Edward Williams, the poem is one of eleven Percy wrote for Jane Williams. In the note included with this manuscript Percy writes that Edward may read the poem to Jane “but to no one else”.

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#ReadAnneDiary Campaign

Today is World Intellectual Property Day and colleagues in Poland and the Netherlands have chosen this date to launch the #ReadAnneDiary campaign which aims to highlight the EU’s current confusing and outdated copyright framework. Readers of this blog will know how strongly I feel that important historical and cultural heritage artefacts are openly licensed and […]

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