Tag Archives: Burma

33 Burmese manuscripts digitised at BL

(24 May 2017) The Burmese manuscript collection in the British Library consists of approximately 1,800 manuscripts. The majority are written on palm leaf, but there are also many paper folding books (parabaik), and texts written on diverse materials such as gold, silver, copper and ivory sheets in the shape of palm leaves. The collection is […]


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Website for Burmese law resources

(28 December 2016) Myanmar-law-library (MLL) is a website hosted in France and created by Rémi Nguyen, Ph.D Candidate in Law at CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research), for the access and knowledge of Burmese law. The website contains legislative texts (Constitutions, Burma Codes, statute law) since the independence of Burma (Myanmar), court decisions of […]


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Glimpses of early Siam and Burma

 (9 May 2016) The Royal Commonwealth Society Library has just created an electronic catalogue for one of its largest and most significant manuscript collections: the papers of the diplomat, colonial administrator and orientalist Henry Burney (1792-1845). Burney was born in Calcutta, the son of a Senior Master of the Calcutta Military School for Orphans. His […]


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Research grants from the Endangered Archives Programme

(9 May 2015) The Endangered Archives Programme offers a number of grants every year to individual researchers world-wide to locate vulnerable archival collections, to arrange their transfer wherever possible to a suitable local archival home, and to deliver digital copies into the international research domain via the British Library. The specific focus of this Programme […]


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Introducing open access in Myanmar

(16 March 2015) EIFL – in association with the University of Mandalay, the University of Yangon and Yadanabon University – ran a series of seminars in February on ‘Open access: How to maximise the impact, efficiency and availability of your research’ as part of the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project. Over 200 participants – Rectors, Pro-Rectors, Heads of […]


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LLMC digitizes primary legal sources on Myanmar

(19 February 2015) CRL’s partner, the Law Library Microform Consortium (LLMC), recently assembled from various sources and digitized an extensive collection of early laws, codes, and jurisprudence from Myanmar (Burma) covering the years1872-1955. LLMC prioritized the content based on the interests expressed by legal scholars and students at Fordham Law School, who were performing field […]


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Documenting a frontier

The Map Room of Cambridge University Library is exhibiting three spectacular hand-painted fabric maps of old Burma, dating from c.1860 – some of the largest maps in the library’s collection – together with more recent mapping, and an impressive and fascinating collection of late 19th century photographs from the Royal Commonwealth Society’s collection. More here. […]


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